Despite water polo not being a part of the SEA Games programme for the primary time since 1965, the area’s nationwide groups won’t be idling.
Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand and two males’s groups from Singapore can be competing on the Inter Nations Cup on the OCBC Aquatic Centre from Wednesday (May 18) to Sunday.
The hosts can be trying to re-establish themselves as Asean’s greatest after the lads’s workforce relinquished their grip on the 2019 SEA Games in Manila, the place their 27-gold profitable streak was ended as they completed third behind champions Indonesia and the Filipinos.
Meanwhile, the ladies’s match can be contested amongst 2019 SEA Games winners Thailand, Malaysia, and two groups from Singapore.
Singapore Swimming Association vice-president (water polo) Dominic Soh stated: “After the frustration of the SEA Games in 2019, we’re very excited to be internet hosting this match and to lastly have an opportunity to compete towards the nationwide groups from the area.
“We hope the home crowd will come down to the OCBC Aquatic Centre to get behind us. It has been challenging for the national team in the last two years because of the pandemic and without having any international competitions to compete in. That being said, we are prepared and confident to win the title in this year’s tournament.”
Tickets from $10 can be found via Ticketmaster’s web site and spectators are required to point out proof of vaccination earlier than getting into the venue.