NZ Water Polo is pleased to announce top Hungarian water polo coach Dr. Jozsef Sike has been signed as the new Head Coach for the NZ National Men?s Water Polo team.
Dr. Jozsef Sike
Dr. Sike has an extensive and successful career in the sport of water polo.
As a player he represented the nine times Olympic champions at junior
level, as well as playing over 250 first league games in the professional
Hungarian domestic competition, known as one of the best competitions in
the world. As a coach Sike worked in Hungary (winning several medals at
junior and senior level), Italy, USA, Australia and Kuwait.
In the past two years Dr. Sike coached the Hutt club in the NZ National
League and guided their teams to two bronze medals (women) and a national
title (men 2011).
The New Zealand men?s team is preparing for the 2013 FINA Water Polo
World Championships in Barcelona, 19 July - 4 August. As part of these
preparations, NZ Water Polo will be hosting a double round of the 2013 FINA
Water Polo World League in May next year, exact dates TBA.
Hutt players are looking forward to Josef arriving back in the Hutt Valley