Drummoyne Devils take on the host nation in Rio

Moore Stephens NSW has been a proud sponsor of the Drummoyne Devils water polo team for two years. The partnership between the firm and the club came about via the daughter of one of the Partners. Not only is she a member of the club, but she is also a member of the Australia women’s water polo team.  

When considering becoming a sponsor, Moore Stephens NSW took a very clear stance, understanding that by providing accounting services and sponsorship to community based organisations, like sports clubs, is an important part of fostering a community attitude within the firm. 

Charles Oosthuizen, a Partner at Moore Stephens NSW, said the decision to sponsor a sport, like water polo, that is not a mainstream sport, was also a conscious one with the hope that the much needed sponsorship dollars and any potential profile would help to raise the awareness of the sport and the club within the broader community. 

“Water polo is a very demanding sport and showcases a team working together whilst also demanding dedication by an individual to be a valuable member of a team. This requires enormous investment in physical training and personal development which is a typical characteristic of a team member at Moore Stephens NSW (Formerly Byrons Chartered Accountants),” Mr Oosthuizen said. 

The Australian men’s water polo team, in Group A, played their first match against the host nation yesterday and suffered a narrow loss at the hands of the Brazilians who were no doubt spurred on by the raucous home crowd. Brazil raced to an early lead that the Aussie Sharks didn’t quite manage to regain. 

The Sharks will be back in action again against Hungary tomorrow morning (Tuesday 9 August at 2am AEST). Then they face Japan on Wednesday 10 August at 10pm (AEST) and at the end of the week they play Serbia on Saturday 13 August at 11:10am (AEST) followed by Greece on Monday 15 August at 3:10am (AEST) to round out the preliminaries. 

Moore Stephens wishes all our Aussie athletes the very best for the continuation of their campaign in Rio and will be behind them along with the rest of the nation as Olympic fever engulfs the world over the next few weeks. 

CAPTION: Congratulations to Aidan Roach, Tyler Martin and Mitch Emery three ‘Drummoyne Devils’ currently doing Australia proud in Rio.