Marcus makes waves

  • Published on June 17, 2019
  • INDRO SPORTS STAR PROFILE

    Marcus Berehulak

    Water polo player

     

    At just 16, this Year 11 Indooroopilly State High School student is competing alongside men in the National Water Polo League as well as starring at Australian junior level.

     

    Marcus is a member of the Junior Men’s Australian Team who will shadow the current Women’s World Cup team in July to help prepare them for their World Cup competition in Europe later this year. He had played a variety of sports, including rugby, AFL, soccer, triathlons and competitive swimming, until the age of 12 when he was introduced to water polo. Marcus, a Brisbane Barracudas Water Polo Club member, made his debut this year as the youngest player selected in the Men’s National League. He plays for Queensland Thunder men’s water polo team.

    TRAINING

    Currently trains six days a week at the Queensland Academy of Sport with the National Water Polo League men’s team.

    GOALS

    Obtain a degree in Sports Science (Psychology) and make the Australian Men’s Water Polo Olympic team for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

    PERSONAL MOTTO

    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard”.

    Year 11 student Marcus Berehulak is a member of the Junior Men's Australian Team and is the youngest player in the Australian Men's National League.
    Year 11 student Marcus Berehulak is a member of the Junior Men’s Australian Team and became the youngest player in the Men’s National League this year.
    ACHIEVEMENTS

    2017
    Bronze medallist at the U14 National Championships, Sydney.

    2018

    July: Bronze medallist at the U16 Pan Pacific Games held in New Zealand.

    August: Represented Australia at the Junior Men’s Water Polo World Championships held in Montenegro and the Darko Cukic U15 International Tournament in Serbia.

    September: Silver medallist at the U16 Club National Championships in Perth.

    2019

    January: Silver medallist at the U16 Club National Championships held in Brisbane.

    Selected to play in the Men’s National Water Polo League for Queensland Thunder.

    May: Silver medallist at the Australian Schools Championships held in Sydney.

    Selected in the national schools team to represent Australia in Brisbane in December 2019, playing against New Zealand and South Africa.

    HOBBIES

    Marcus loves to sleep, eat pizza, and chill with friends in his spare time.

    Indro's Marcus Berehulak looks to pass during a water polo game for the Queensland Thunder.
    Indro’s Marcus Berehulak looks to pass during a water polo game for the Queensland Thunder.

     

     

     

Memberships & Associations

The Queensland Department of Education and Training: Trading Name, Education Queensland International CRICOS Provider Number: 00608A