Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Qld Rep Eyes European Stint

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Qld Rep Eyes European Stint

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LILY Merlo has been playing waterpolo for 10 years and not even the stress of year 12 studies can stop her dominating the waterpolo curcuit.

"I always used to do swimming at the Noosa Aquatic Centre and one day I saw them doing Flipper Ball in the little pool," the Sunshine Beach student said. "When you're little, it's adjusted waterpolo and you can touch the ground. From there I moved my way up into the big pool."

The 17-year-old now represents Noosa, Sunshine Beach School Sport, the Sunshine Coast and Queensland as goalie in waterpolo representative teams.

Water polo is rapidly expanding on the Coast as more people find treading water for three kilometres a game a fun way to keep fit.

"Water polo is a summer sport but when you get to Queensland representation, you train in winter to get fit," Lily said.

"At the moment, including swimming training, I train 14 hours and then in summer it's more."

On top of a hectic training schedule, Lily also works 20 hours a week in a local cafe where she has been working for the last four years while simultaneously representing Queensland in water polo. …

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