Meet Fraser Bickley, our U18 Girls’ coach and a well-respected member of the water polo and surf life-saving communities in Canterbury. Fraser is also currently the Chairman of the board of Canterbury Water Polo.
Fraser has been an iconic figure in water polo over the last twenty years; he played for National teams from U15 to Senior level, he is a former NZ Women’s Head Coach and he played or coached at every Pan Pacs between 1992 and 2010. Wow, and that is only a short summary of his water polo career. The list goes on and on.
NZ Womens Coaching - 2003 Jnr NZ vs Australia test series in Sydney, 2003 Junior Worlds in Calgary, 2004 Olympic Qualifiers in Italy, 2004 Junior Development trip to Hawaii, 2005 Junior World Champs in Perth, 2005 Senior World Champs in Montreal, 2006 Commonwealth Tournament in Perth
Swimming NZ age group silver medallist
Swimming NZ Open Finalist
Surf living saving Golds in various disciplines
Fraser is also lucky enough to have been mentored by one of the best coaches in the world, Peter Szilagyi who was the NZ senior Women's coach from 2003-2006 and Hungary senior women's coach from 2006-2008.
This year Fraser is leading the Under 18's women's program.