Send Us to Korea

We are the women’s water polo team Stepp Praha, the current World Masters Champions 2017 and European Master Champions 2018. Please give us the chance to defend the world title and represent Czechia at the 2019 World Masters Championships in Korea.

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How it all has started

We have been playing together for a long, long time... 13 women – lawyers, hairdressers, economists and physiotherapists, mothers of 30 children, connected by more than 25 years of shared experiences and love for water polo. We are playing the Czech women's major league and our line-up remains practically unchanged. In the water, we are regularly fighting 18-year-olds and once a year we sign up for an international championship tournament to find out how we can compete on the European and world class level. And we are doing great so far!

Our goal

This year's World Masters Championships tournament takes place in Gwangju, South Korea, and we would like to have a chance to defend our title and try to win the gold medals once again. However, our travel costs this year are significantly higher than previously, so not all of us can afford to pay their share. The total cost including transport, accommodation, registration fees etc. will be around 21,100 EUR. We have already secured sponsorship agreements for 3,800 EUR and we can raise another 5,800 EUR from our own means. But if we are to defend our title, we cannot do that without your help and support.

We plan to use the money raised to cover the travel costs for all the team players, i.e. the flights to Seoul and the subsequent train connection to Gwangju. Please do help us represent our country in Korea. We will be forever grateful to you (and name you as our contributors and supporters wherever we can).

Details

In 2016 we played in our first European Masters Championships in Rijeka, Croatia. Unfortunately, the bronze medal slipped through our fingers. We were really disappointed at first. But then, instead of giving up, we started to work harder and decided that it wouldn't stop us! Since then, our training commitment has significantly improved. We swim, we exercise and we are all involved in additional individual workouts on top of our regular team trainings. Thanks to all the hard work, as well as our experience in lifelong learning, we finally achieved our first wins. And we want to keep on winning!

Our motto is: "The Team is Sacred."

And that’s the main reason we now need to come together to help the whole team to make it to Gwangju.

... and something more

Water polo is the oldest Olympic team sport. If unsure about what it actually is, imagine a mix of handball and Greek wrestling in water. Water polo is an extremely smart and tactical sport, and once you try it, you don´t want to stop.

Who we are?

We are a bunch of women who live (relatively) normal lives. We just regularly put on funny caps and fight in the water with women wearing funny caps of a different colour.

Why we are doing it?

We would love to experience the atmosphere of a major World Championship once again. We feel more ourselves when in the pool. No kids’ homework to deal with, no disgruntled bosses, no mortgage worries. Just us, the ball and the opponents.
We want to play and do our best to win.

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  • 35 Feel good

    Imagine the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you do something nice for others! If you can afford to support us, the pleasure will touch our hearts too. We are grateful for any amount of money that will help shift us from Europe to Asia.

    Reward delivery: In a week

    EUR 3.91
    (CZK 100)
  • 4 Graphic sticker

    Get your unique graphic sticker and let others know how generous you are.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 5.87
    (CZK 150)
  • 18 Personalized video greetings from Korea

    We will make every effort to say special “thank you” by this video and share it on our Facebook to honour you as our donor.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 7.82
    (CZK 200)
  • 15 Black Igor Card Game

    Black Igor is a fun and simple card game for kids. This variation brings pictures of our charming team members and our coach Igor representing The Black Peter.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 11.74
    (CZK 300)
  • 9 Your name on our breasts

    We highly appreciate your solidarity and we will proudly show your generosity by naming you on our team t-shirts.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 15.65
    (CZK 400)
  • 9 Team photo with all members´ signatures

    You will not regret this investment. Our club’s chairman has our team portrait in his board room where it works as a reliable ice-breaker.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 17.61
    (CZK 450)
  • 11 Your name on our swimsuits

    There is not much space left on our swimsuits. So, hurry up!

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 19.56
    (CZK 500)
  • 30 Graphic T-shirt

    This T-shirt is proof that you are a generous women’s water polo donor. Don´t be humble and let the world know how big your heart is.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 21.52
    (CZK 550)
  • 34 Club towel

    Believe us, this towel will instantly become your favourite. Not only it is silky soft but it will also remind you how great you are for helping us.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 23.47
    (CZK 600)
  • 13 Children´s Water Polo ball with World Champions´ signatures

    As a female-only team with a strong work ethic and a steely determination, we aspire to be good role models for your kids (because… ours are no longer impressed). We don’t just give up – can’t you tell?

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 31.30
    (CZK 800)
  • 22 from 40 Swimming lesson in Prague (60 minutes)

    Would you like to improve your swimming technique? You will learn something new to show off from the experts.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 31.30
    (CZK 800)
  • 1 from 3 Swimming lesson with a Legend (in Brno)

    Get a lesson with a Czech Women’s Water Polo Legend. You will be in good hands.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 35.21
    (CZK 900)
  • 12 from 15 Water polo beginners lesson in Prague (60 minutes)

    Get a taste of a traditional Olympic sport with one of us. Water Polo is simply the best.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 35.21
    (CZK 900)
  • 9 from 13 Káva s vybranou hráčkou

    Prošvihli jste svou příležitost pozvat nás na rande? Preferujete nerušený prostor pro konverzaci před vřavou a chaosem mejdanu? Pak je tu pro vás ten pravý šálek kávy!

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 39.12
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 10 Polo Shirt with World Masters Championship logo

    A proper reward for all loverboys! Now all you will need is a towel, swimsuit and a ball – and you are ready to go. Let us know your size.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 39.12
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 26 Souvenir from Korea

    This reward is particularly for those of you who love a surprise. It certainly will take 13 women some time to reach an agreement and select the best souvenir especially for you.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 39.12
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 3 from 3 Swimmer available for triathlon relay

    We have a specialist for this discipline – she is  wearing cap #7. She can also run and cycle if needed and she does not mind bad weather, hills or injuries.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 46.95
    (CZK 1,200)
  • Sold out!! Date with team member of your choice (in Prague)

    Bag a date with one of our team. The choice is all yours. We promise the rest of us won’t be hurt or offended.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 58.69
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 16 Ladies or girls water polo swimsuit in winning design

    We have a motto, you know. It goes: It is not important to win, but to look good.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 74.33
    (CZK 1,900)
  • 8 Party with World Champions 35+ (in Prague)

    We believe training makes all the difference. We make sure to spend enough time not only in the water, but at parties too. Come and join our whole team for a party to remember!

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 97.81
    (CZK 2,500)
  • 12 from 13 Three water polo lessons in Prague: legs - eggbeater kick, passing, full-contact game

    It is the legs that are fundamental in Water Polo (you only use one hand for catching and throwing the ball, the other is for leaning on). Come and learn key skills and insider tricks. Trust us, the game is a real pleasure…

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 97.81
    (CZK 2,500)
  • 11 Party with World Champions (in Prague) including initiation rites

    Ooh-la-la… We are afraid we can say nothing more than “You will never regret this experience!”

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 117.37
    (CZK 3,000)
  • Sold out!! An exclusive swimming course

    Get seven swimming lessons with one of us, and become a better swimmer. We will highlight your strengths and weaknesses, work with you to enhance your technique and prepare a personal training plan for you to follow.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 195.62
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 1 from 1 Custodian

    Do you lust for joining us in Korea? And fulfil every one of our wishes?
    Then buy yourself an English-Korean dictionary and brush up on your vocabulary.
    We will arrange for your air ticket, accommodation and entrance fee.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 2,738.65
    (CZK 70,000)