Christ Church old boys take on the world in Rio
Published on: 27 July 2016
Christ Church old boys George Ford (2010) and Adam Froese (2008) are champions in their fields and will be competing at the Rio Olympics in less than two weeks.
George is a member of the Australian Sharks Water Polo team, scheduled to compete on days 14 and 15 of the Olympic Games.
George started playing water polo at Christ Church when he was 12 years old. He was Captain of Water Polo, won Best and Fairest of the First VII in his final year at School, and with his team, claimed two PSA titles while at Christ Church. He is described as one of the best defenders in the country and a true team player.
“George’s role in the National Team remains very similar to his role in the Christ Church First VII from 2008 to 2010. He was, and still is, the ultimate team man. Whilst possessing the ability to dominate games, George knew that in order to win a competition he needed to bring his teammates together. It was his attitude from the start, it was how he played, how he spoke, he never wavered from this philosophy,” said Scott Chrystal, Head Water Polo Coach. See Mr Chrystal’s full article here.
Adam Froese (2008) will represent the Canadian Olympic hockey team, following a very successful sporting career at Christ Church. In his final year at school, Adam was a School Prefect, Captain of Hockey and won the Beatty Cup, the EB Kerby Trophy and received an Honour Blazer for his sporting achievements.
See the full list of Christ Church Olympians here.
Cover image courtesy of Daniel Wilkins.