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Anti Wave equipment selected for 2023 Coppa Italia water polo final

Anti Wave equipment selected for 2023 Coppa Italia water polo final
March 1, 2023

Brisbane-based Anti Wave Global has announced that its Anti Pro Goal was used for last week’s final of the 2023 Coppa Italia, one of Europe’s most prestigious water polo events.

The Pro Recco club from Recco, in Liguria secured an 17th Italian Cup (2023 FIN Coppa Italia) win, beating the Ortigia of Sicily in the competition’s 31st final held in the city of Genoa.

Anti Pro GOAL and SNR Folding Goal models are selected by top water polo clubs and competitions globally, including not only World Aquatics (formerly FINA) but also European FIN and LEN events as well as top national and international events around the world.

In Europe in particular, Anti Wave Goals are selected buy top clubs such as Pro Recco and Nautico Posillipo (from Naples) as well as LEN and FIN competition facilities.

The Anti Pro Goal 1972 USA Patent (above left) and the Anti Pro Goal during FINA Competition (above right). Credit: Anti Wave.

Anti Wave has been at the forefront in the innovation of world leading Water Polo equipment since the development of the original model of its respected Anti Goal in 1972, and then patented in 1974.

Since then Anti Wave Water Polo Goals and equipment has been exported to over 150 countries and Anti Wave has remained at the forefront of Global polo equipment innovation and supply.

As water polo players themselves, Anti Wave’s principals understand clearly the needs of players and coaches, and are dedicated to the development of the sport of water polo around the world by producing the best possible products and making them available globally at the most competitive prices.

The Global Anti Goal (above left) and the Global Anti Goal - 2023 Model (above right). Credit: Anti Wave. 

With a long focus on product innovation and improvement, Anti Wave products are the direct product of long standing close cooperation with top players, teams and coaches and staff around the world.

Recent Water Polo Innovations include the new Global Anti Goal, now exported to 46 countries since its release in mid 2021.

With an average air courier freight time of six days door to door from Australia to most countries, the Global Anti Goal has set the world standard for a premium, full sized training and competition Goal - available with quick and easy direct Air Courier Delivery door to door to any country or location around the world.

USA Water Polo Junior Olympics 2023 (above left) and the inflatable Goal Bag and Pump (above right).Credit: Anti Wave. 

Anti Wave has a complete range of water polo training and competition equipment, from goals and regulation specification water polo fields to referee walkways and competition inflatable advertising structures.

The Global Inflatable Goal is another favourite for clubs worldwide, produced with industry leading heavy duty, marine grade PVC-coated nylon material for ultimate durability.  The official Polo Goal of USA Water Polo JNR Olympics. Available in JNR, BEACH Polo, and SNR Sizes the Inflatable Goals make the game of water polo easily available for all levels and players in a convenient and easily transportable package.

Anti Wave has a wide and growing network of Authorised distributers around the world, ensuring the very best level of support and advice for clubs, facilities and competitions.

Click here to contact Anti Wave Global via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Main image: The Anti Pro Goal at the Final of the FIN 2023 Coppa Italia. Credit: Instagram@prorecco.

About the author

Anton Kajlich

Managing Director, Anti Wave Global

Anton Kajlich is the Managing Director of Anti Wave Global Pty Ltd. The son of Anti Wave founder Anti Kajlich, Anton proudly continues on the long standing tradition of Anti Wave, 
with a renewed focus on product innovation and development, as well as increasing the availability and distribution of all Anti Wave product offerings through the development of new global partnerships.

A previous Australian Youth Polo goalie, Anton brings over 25 years of knowledge and experience in the aquatics industry. He has previously worked as Product Manager for Anti Wave, responsible for global product research and development. He has also worked for over a decade in Export Market Development with the company; responsible for the formation of new global Anti Wave partnerships around the world including the establishment of Licensed production and distribution of Anti Wave products in key international markets and regions.
Anton is committed to driving the global expansion of the Anti Wave brand and product range, through the development of new cooperative partnerships, and with a focus on new product innovations to suit the needs of clubs and facilities around the world.

He explains “the Anti Wave story and company history is based on over 50 years of continual and longstanding innovation and product development, and working towards the best possible global availability and service for all clubs and pools from the smallest facilities right up to key international events; we continue that history today with a diverse range of new products and ongoing research and development activities to keep Anti Wave at the forefront of design and innovation in the sector. We keep the needs of all clubs and facilities in the front and centre of our mind in all that we do, and we proudly maintain strong connections to ground level swim and polo teams, clubs and pools around the world; the original incubators of so much global talent, which are often forgotten or looked over by the larger aquatics organisations.’

Anton speaks English and Spanish and enjoys surfing, travelling and spending time with his wife and family.

Click here to Anti Wave Global's company profile.

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