This week, the Canadian Water Polo Hall of Fame and Water Polo Canada are proud to introduce the inductee into the Builder category for 2022, an individual which contribution to our sport is recognized by everyone and is a symbol of success in water polo and elsewhere, John Stockdale:
"John's water polo career spans 7 decades from 1966 to the present. His influence on the sport has been enormous at the local, provincial, national and international levels in a wide variety of capacities: coach, mentor, NCCP speaker/author, technical director, volunteer and board member. As a coach of BC teams, he has won over two dozen Canadian titles at every conceivable level for both men and women. John has served as an assistant coach for both the senior men's and women's national teams, a unique position in Canada. He is one of the few figures in Canadian water polo to have achieved legendary status."
Water Polo Canada and the Canadian Water Polo Hall of Fame Committee would like to congratulate John Stockdale for his induction and thank him for all the great years given to his sport and his community. John, your unique contribution is cherished by many accross Canada and will be remembered! You can donate to the Canadian Water Polo Hall of Fame here: