Jane Moran

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Jane Moran
Jane Moran.jpg
Personal information
Born (1985-06-06) 6 June 1985 (age 29)
New South Wales
Residence Ashgrove, Queensland
Height 167 cm (5 ft 6 in) (2012)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb) (2012)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Water polo
Event(s) Women's team
Club Brisbane Barracudas

Jane Moran (born 6 June 1985) is an Australian water polo player. She won a gold medal at the 2011 Canada Cup and a silver medal at the 2010 FINA World Cup. She was part of the Australian junior national team that competed at the 2005 World Junior Championships held in Perth, Western Australia. She received her first call up to Australia's senior team in order to compete at the 2005 World Championships held in Canada, and also was invited to participate in a 2007 training camp for players who might be selected for the 2008 Summer Olympics, she was considered for that team, but did not make it. She has also been chosen to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics as a member of Australia's national team. On the club level, she plays in the Australian National Water Polo League.

Personal[edit]

Moran was born in 1985, in Murwillumbah,[1] but grew up in Ashgrove, Queensland,[2][3] but was born in New South Wales.[4] In 2005, she was living in Brisbane, Queensland.[5] In 2007, her father died right before she was supposed to leave to attend the national team's training camp for the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] She is an alumnus of the University of Queensland,[1] and received her Bachelor's degree in Engineering there from 2003-2006.[6]

Water polo[edit]

Club team[edit]

Moran is introduced along with other players on the national team before the first game in the Australia versus Great Britain test.

Moran plays club water polo for the Brisbane Barracudas who compete in the National Water Polo League.[7] She was with the team for the 2008, 2011 and 2012 seasons.[8][9][10] During the 2009 and 2010 club seasons, she took time off to focus on preparing for the Olympics, and on her job as a civil engineer for Aurecon.[11] In February 2012, she played her 200th game in the league, becoming her team's first female player and the league's second female player to reach this milestone when she played against the University of Western Australia (UWA) Torpedoes at home.[3]

Junior national team[edit]

Moran was a member of Australia's junior national team.[12] In 2002, she was a member of the national youth girls team that toured the United States in June and competed in an international series in Sydney in August.[13] In 2004, she was a member of the team that toured Europe in July and August.[14] She was part of the Australian junior national team that competed at the 2005 World Junior Championships held in Perth, Western Australia. The team beat Greece 10–4 for the bronze medal game. The team's only loss in the tournament was a 4–5 loss to the United States.[5] She received her first call up to Australia's senior team in order to compete at the 2005 World Championships held in Canada.[12]

Senior national team[edit]

Moran is a member of the Australian national team. She was invited to participate in a 2007 training camp for players who might be selected for the 2008 Summer Olympics. She was considered for that team but did not make it.[4] In May 2010, she was a member of the team that competed at the FINA World League Asia-Oceania zone held in Osaka, Japan, and Tianjin, China.[15] In 2010, she was a member of the Stingers squad that competed at the FINA World Cup in Christchurch, New Zealand.[16][17] At the 2011 Canada Cup, she scored a goal in the first period in the gold medal match against China that the Australian team ended up winning.[18] She competed in a warm-up match for the 2011 FINA World League against Italy in Ostia, Italy, in July that Australia won 12–11.[19] In 2011, she was one of five Queensland women to compete for the Australian Stingers in the FINA World League competition held in Auckland, New Zealand.[20][21] In July 2011, she was a member of the Australian Stingers that competed in the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai as a field player.[22] In preparation for this tournament, she attended a team training camp in Perth, Western Australia.[23] She competed in the Pan Pacific Championships in January 2012 for the Australian Barbarians.[24] In February 2012, she was named to the final training squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics. She attended training camp that started on 20 February 2012 at the Australian Institute of Sport.[2] The team of seventeen players will be cut to thirteen before the team departs for the Olympic games,[25] with the announcement being made on 13 June.[26] She was part of the Stingers squad that competed in a five game test against Great Britain at the AIS in late February 2012, the matches were the team's first matches against Great Britain's national team in six years.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Australian Water Polo Profile". Australian Water Polo. 24 June 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Final Aussie Stingers Olympic train on Squad Announced". Au.ibtimes.com. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b 17 February 2012 12:10 pm (17 February 2012). "Moran headed for history books | News, events and sport for Brisbane West". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c O'Neill, Brent (5 November 2011). "Olympics loom as motivator | Local news, events and sport from central Brisbane". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Bronzed Aussies dig deep". North West News (Brisbane, Australia). 9 February 2005. p. 70. NWN_T-20050209-1-070-796416. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Australian Olympic Committee Profile". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  7. ^ 8 February 2012 12:10 pm (8 February 2012). "Four named in national squad". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Australian Water Polo Inc. (2009). "2008 Barracudas Women". Sydney, Australia. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Australian Water Polo Inc. (2011). "Australian Water Polo Inc.: 2011 Brisbane Barracudas Women". Australia. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Brinsden, Colin (8 February 2012). "Four named in national squad". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Olympic glory driving Moran's water polo dream". Australian Water Polo. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Youngsters set to take their first shot at a seniors berth". Westside News (Brisbane, Australia). 4 May 2005. p. 68. 
  13. ^ Australian Water Polo Inc. (2004). "2002 Australian Women's Teams". Sydney, Australia. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  14. ^ Australian Water Polo Inc. (2004). "2004 Australian Women's Teams". Sydney, Australia. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  15. ^ Australian Water Polo Inc. (2012). "Australian Female Teams". Sydney, Australia. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "Southern makes Stingers". Innisfail Advocate (Australia). 18 August 2010. p. 16. 
  17. ^ Forrest, Brad (17 August 2010). "'Ticker' gets team a big win". St. George and Sutherland Shire Leader (New South Wales, Australia). 1915382. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  18. ^ "Aussie Stingers finish Canada Cup undefeated after claiming gold over China : News Centre : Australian Sports Commission". Australian Sports Commission. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  19. ^ "AAP News: WPOL:Aust water polo women beat Italy 12-11". AAP News (Australia: Financial Times Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire). 10 June 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  20. ^ "Sports extra with Brent O'Neill". City North News (Brisbane, Australia). 12 May 2011. p. 47. 
  21. ^ "Sports extra with Jacob Grams". North West News (Brisbane, Australia). 11 May 2011. p. 71. 
  22. ^ "Canberra Times: SCOREBOARD". Canberra Times (Canberra, Australia: Financial Times Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire). 6 July 2011. WCTS88924540. 
  23. ^ "AAP News: WPOL:Stingers squad named for worlds". AAP News (Australia: Financial Times Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire). 5 July 2011. WAAP88910998. 
  24. ^ Packwood, David (1 January 2012). "London looms as a splash and grab job - - COUNTRY SPORT". Sunday Telegraph (Sydney, Australia). p. 73. 
  25. ^ a b Tuxworth, Jon (21 February 2012). "Stinger survivors in the swim for third Olympics". Canberra Times (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory). p. 19. 
  26. ^ Brinsden, Colin (15 February 2012). "Powerhouse attacking shot recognised internationally". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Jane Moran at Wikimedia Commons