Michael have been involved in water polo continuously since 1972 as a player, referee and water polo coach.
Michael competed for 20 years with the Melbourne Collegians Water Polo Club and represented Victoria on several Junior State Teams.
As a referee, Michael has officiated nationally at the National Water Polo League (1991 – 2006), and internationally (1996 – 2003) including two FINA World Championships. Michael continues to referee at the Victorian State Championships.
Michael has extensive coaching experience at school, state and national level including a National Water Polo League premiership. Currently, Michael is the Head Coach of water polo at Xavier College and Loreto College, and also coaches the Loreto Aquatic 16 and Under Girls, Loreto Aquatic Women’s State League 3, and Melbourne Collegians 18 and Under Girls teams in the Victorian state competitions.
Michael’s philosophy with developing school age water polo players is to have fun and learn how to succeed in equal amounts. Success is important but each session must be fun and enjoyable.