Provide direction and advice to the CEO on AWL matters to ensure that the 2019 AWL delivers a high quality competition.
Manage the delivery and technical requirements of the 2019 AWL.
Oversee the 2019 AWL budget in conjunction with the WPA Finance Manager.
Provide direction, advice and support to the relevant Clubs on 2019 AWL Operations.
Update the AWL Operations Manual and other supporting documents where required.
Prepare a post event report with recommendations for improvement.
To be considered for this role you will need to be an experienced event manager with energy and an ability to swiftly build relationships and credibility with the AWL Clubs and the relevant volunteers who assist.
You will be organised and energetic with good communication skills as well as the ability to engage and motivate people to achieve success. The successful candidate will have an excellent working knowledge of sport, with an understanding of, or background in, the sport of water polo. A demonstrated understanding of sport event delivery to achieve strategic and commercial outcomes is required. This role presents a unique opportunity for an individual or event management company to run the 2019 AWL.
Water Polo Australia Limited (WPA) is the peak governing body for the sport of water polo in Australia. There are over 19,000 registered water polo players in Australia and another 9,000 playing in schools.
The administration of the sport in Australia is organized in a federated structure. All Australian states & territories (except the NT) comprise the voting and financial members of WPA. Each member state runs its own local competitions and is administered by a Board and a small number of paid staff.
Volunteers are an important asset at the state level.
Water polo is the oldest Olympic team sport. Both the Australian men’s team (the Sharks) and the women’s (the Stingers) will compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Sharks finished 7th in the 2018 World League. The Stingers have won a medal at three of the five Olympics since women’s water polo was introduced as an Olympic sport at the Sydney games in 2000, where they were Olympic champions.
Australia also competes in the Junior and Youth World Championships for boys and girls which supports and forms part of the elite pathway to senior international success.