It is with extreme sadness that Water Polo Victoria (WPVic) announce the passing last night of Life Member John O'Brien.
Known universally as Obie, John (born 8 October 1931) represented Australian water polo as a player competing at the 1956 Summer Olympics and as captain at the 1960 Summer Olympics. He was a formidable player and captain-coach for the Richmond club and Victoria teams during a very successful era. A true legend of the sport and respected by his teammates and competitors alike. See a personal profile on the WPVic website.
WPVic and the Victorian water polo community express sincere condolences to his wife Nancy.