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Packaworld’s custom-made inflatable water polo playing fields featured at the Karratha Water Polo Association’s annual Australia Day water polo tournament at Malus Island, located 20 kilometres off the coast of Western Australia.
Known as ‘H20Polo@theisland’, the tournament attracted more than 50 players and numerous spectators, who enjoyed a day of sun, sport and the sea in a spectacular offshore setting.
Karratha Water Polo Association President Justin Angove said being able to play water polo in a location where few would even dream of playing made the event special.
The large inflatable playing field was easy to transport and provided a professional setting for the tournament, Mr Angove said. It was easily inflated and could be moved into position with as few as eight people in around quarter of an hour.
“The flexibility of Packaworld’s inflatable field provides huge opportunities to experience sporting events in remote and isolated locations that couldn’t be achieved before. It was an amazing day. Adults and kids alike came to have fun and celebrate Australia Day.”
Spectators looked on from private boats moored next to the field, and the association had organised a large boat to ferry people without their own transport to Malus Island so they could attend. Helicopter transport had also been made available, Mr Angove said.
On the Karratha Water Polo Association’s Facebook page, player David Kroonstuiver simply commented the event was “by far my best Australia Day yet.”
Packaworld’s custom water polo fields also featured at a 'Have a Go' day at Western Australia's Hearson Cove in October, and off the coast of Sydney’s Royal National Park at the inaugural Beach Water Polo Fours tournament in December.