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Coaching and Officiating Experience: 

Transitioning seamlessly into coaching and officiating roles, Joe has continued to contribute to the development of water polo in the Philippines and beyond: 

  • Jul. 2019: Attended FINA Coaches Clinic for Water Polo
  • Nov. 2019: Served as National Technical Official at the 30th SEA Games
  • 2023 to Present: Assistant Coach for the Philippine National Team
  • Mar. 2023: Coached at the Asian Water Polo Championships (7th Place)
  • May 2023: Coached at the SEA Games (4th Place)
  • Nov. 2023: Completed SG Coach Water Polo Level 1 Integrated Program
  • Dec. 2023: Competed in Bangkok Water Polo Invitational Cup (4th Place)
  • Mar. 2024: Served as National Technical Official at the 11th Asian Age Group Championships (Diving & Water Polo)


Kristoffer Roi Dela Cruz (joe)

Registered Mechanical Engineer (Ph)

Athletic Background: 

Kristoffer Roi Dela Cruz, affectionately known as Joe, boasts an impressive career in water polo, both as an athlete and as a coach. Representing the Philippine National Team from 2004 to 2011, Joe has left an indelible mark on the sport.

Coaching Credentials:

  • Dec. 2009 SEA Games, Laos: Silver Medalist in Water Polo 
  • Dec. 2011 SEA Games, Indonesia: 4th Place in Water Polo 
  • Nov. 2015 Hong Kong International Beach Water Polo: 2nd Place 
  • Oct. 2018 Hong Kong Beach Festival, Panasonic Cup: 1st Place 
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