Hi I’m Lily, I’m 16 and I play water polo. I started officially playing in Bendigo when I was 6. Most of my best friends play. And that’s a great thing about playing a team sport. I’ve always got my girls and my best mates. I see my friends and suddenly I’m lit up. I still get butterflies in my stomach, except once I drive into the pool the nerves turn to just sheer excitement. I’m a very competitive person, like, one of my best friends can be on the other team, get in the water and we’re not friends haha. Like it's fun to be able to back up my friends in the pool, that drives me in those early morning swims. Once girls have played one game, they’re addicted.