Water Polo by the Sea will for the first time spread out internationally. On September 23, gorgeous town Portofino in Liguria, Italy, will host the event which will see the Italian men’s water polo team face the World All Stars team. Before that, Italian women’s squad will play an exhibition match against the French team.
Water Polo by the Sea was founded six years ago by Thomas Whalan, four-time Aussie Water Polo Olympian, with a goal to promote water polo. After six successful seasons, WPBTS will expand worldwide.
Pro Recco water polo club will this year support the event as the Presenting Partner. Pro Recco’s General Manager Maurizio Felugo, Italian former Captain and London 2012 silver medalist, took part in the WPBTS in March. In an interview he gave back then, Felugo expressed his wish for organizing the event in Liguria.
Portofino will be transformed and adapted for this special occasion. Besides from having an opportunity to enjoy the stunning landscape, the spectators will also have the privilege of seeing many World and Olympic champions play.
The All Stars Team will be led by Vladimir Vujasinovic and will include the following water polo players: Pro Recco’s Stefano Tempesti, Dusan Mandic, Filip Filipovic, Guillermo Molina, Aleksandar Ivovic and Sandro Sukno, Amaurys Perez, Aleksandar Sapic, Tamas Kasas, Mladan Janovic, Ugo Crousillat, Albert Espanol, Petar Muslim, and Christian Presciutti.
Sandro Campagna is the Head Coach of the Italian men’s national water polo team which includes: Zeno Bertoli, Marco Del Lungo, Nicholas Presciutti, Vincenzo Dolce, Alessandro Velotto, Matteo Aicardi, Michael Bodegas, Francesco Di Fulvio, Lorenzo Bruni, Gianmarco Nicosia, Pietro Figlioli, Andrea Fondelli, Valentino Gallo, and Vincenzo Renzuto.
The match between Italian men’s national water polo team is scheduled for September 23 at 4 p.m. (Italian time).