Upper Dublin High School, located 20 miles north of Philadelphia, is rallying its school board to support funding and official status for its water polo club. The team has grown to nearly 30 athletes after having started with just a few and local fundraising has thus far provided support to the high school club. The Cardinals boys and girls compete in PA Water Polo’s Eastern Conference. More from the Ambler Gazette:
Water polo, a growing club sport in the district, was the hot topic at the school board meeting Oct. 12. Team members and parents filled the room and about a half-dozen requested the board elevate the club to district team status and provide funding.
“We are asking that the water polo team be funded,” parent Libby Hahn of Ambler said. Started three years ago, the team has grown from a few players to three teams, and has raised $10,000 a year by hosting tournaments and other activities, she said. “It’s like moms running the NFL.
“We are asking because all other varsity sports are funded,” Hahn said. “We need new equipment and additional coaching, and to reduce the burden on all the parents.”
About 30 students participate in the two varsity — boys and girls — and one junior varsity water polo teams, speakers said. The teams are run by the Upper Dublin Aquatic Club, a nonprofit youth sports organization that offers training and competition for swimming, diving and water polo, according to its website…
Source: Montgomery Media