The inaugural AYC have begun!

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The new Australian Youth Water Polo Championships in Brisbane, Queensland, have begun.  The event brings together Water Polo Australia’s six established national age club championships (the 12&U, 14&U, 16&U and 18&U National Aged Championships) into a two-week festival of water polo in the heart of Brisbane.

UWA has 7 teams in attendance.  Follow all the news on our facebook and instagram pages!

Week 1 :

1 x U18 Girls, 1 x U18 Boys

1 x U14 Girls, 2 x U14 Boys

Week 2 :

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Water Polo Stories, from FlippaBall to Aus Rep!

Pip with fellow Australian school girls Tasma Woolley and Skye Nankervis

Introducing Club member Pippa

My name is Pippa Pedley and I started as a 10 year old playing FlippaBall. I first saw water polo on tv and thought it looked like fun and asked my mum if I could play. I was also swimming for West Coast Swim Club. I kept swimming and playing water polo until I was 14 when I was training more and had to make a choice. I chose water polo!

When I was 14 I was ok at water polo but a lot of girls were better than me but I loved water polo and kept playing and training hard.  I was asked to play for Torpedoes which is the team that plays in the Australian Waterpolo League. Playing with the Torpedoes is great fun as I get to travel around Australia and play against Olympians, so I am learning a lot!  All this paid off when I was invited to train with WAIS 18 months ago (I am now a scholarship holder for water polo) I have played in the WA state school girls team twice and am now heading to the UK in the Australian Schoolgirls team.

The best things about water polo are it is in the water, it is a team sport playing with my friends and I get to travel!

and her mum Susi

Lots of you may know me as I am the current Ladies Delegate and in the past have run the uniform shop.

I was a little shocked when Pip asked to play water polo as we are not from a water polo family – swimming, football, yes but no water polo! Luckily a google search found the then City Beach Water Polo Club now UWA Water Polo Club and Pip joined playing FlippaBall.

She loved it right from the start and even though she was never the best she worked and trained hard and now is really succeeding in water polo! She has played at all levels in the club from District Schools competition all the way through to Torpedoes. She has coached FlippaBall and junior teams and umpires as well though she is not so keen on that!

The things I love about water polo is the game is short- no more long days at swim meets!! The social side is also a great attraction. There is nothing better than a drink pool side on a hot summer night. Everyone in the family (except me) has given polo a try and had fun but Pip has been the only one to stay at it!

Aus school girls 2018

Busy Bee | Saturday 15th September 9am to 11am

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Date | Saturday 15 September 2018
Time | 9am to 11am
Venue | Clubrooms, HBF Stadium
Stephenson Avenue , Mt Claremont

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Cleaning tasks include: kitchen, Clubroom windows and floors, patio and pavement, tables and chairs, bbq, etc . . .

Help also required with sorting caps and balls for new season.

Many hands make light work!

FlippaBall 18/19, Holiday Camp, Come and Try & more!

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FlippaBall registrations open:  Monday 20 August 2018

FlippaBall season commences: Friday 19 October 2018

New Players

New players are always welcome! FlippaBall is played from Year 2 – Year 6.

We have 3 FREE “Come and Try” sessions for prospective FlippaBallers 

Saturday 15th September, 11am to 12 noon | UWA 

Saturday 6th October, 9am to 10am | HBF
Friday 12th October, 6pm to 7pm | HBF

Register here for the October Come and Try Sessions

Please note participants will be required to pay pool entry.  Be sunsmart, wear your bathers and bring a towel, goggles and water bottle! 

School Holiday Camp

First week of the school holidays

Boys and Girls | Year 2 to 6

Tuesday 25 September to Friday 28 September

8.30am to 11.30am | HBF Stadium

$120 plus pool entry

Registrations now open!

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Under 16, Born 02, 03, 04 Winter Training

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Information regarding Under 16 (Born 02, 03 and 04) training has been emailed to existing Club members.  A rough outline follows.  Age Delegates will update training information during Terms 2 and 3.

Under 16 BoysU14 Boys training

Venue: UWA Aquatic Centre

Training Plan until the LWE In June
Monday B03/04 Boys 6.30 – 8.00pm, B02 Boys 7.30 – 9.00pm
Tuesday UWA Students Water Polo 7.00 – 8.30pm
Wednesday B02 Boys 7.00 – 9.00pm
Thursday B03/04 Boys 6.30 – 8.00pm, B02 Boys 7.30 – 9.00pm
Friday B03/04 Boys 7.00 – 8.30pm
Saturday B02 Boys 2.00 – 4.00pm
Training Plan after the LWE in June
Monday B03/04 Boys 6.30 – 8.00pm, B02 Boys 7.30 – 9.00pm
Tuesday B02 Boys 6.30 – 8.00pm, B03 7.30 – 9.00pm
Wednesday B02 Boys 7.00 – 9.00pm
Thursday B04 Boys 6.30 – 8.00pm, B02 Boys 7.30 – 9.00pm
Friday B03/04 Boys 7.00 – 8.30pm
Saturday B01/02/03/04 Boys Club Games 2.00 – 4.00pm (from 9 June)

Coach:  Damian Kelly  | Queries:  Damian Kelly, 0447 991 962

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Venue: HBF Stadium

Training Plan from 30 April until the LWE In June
Monday B02, 03, 04 Girls 7.00 – 8.30pm
Tuesday B02, 03, 04 Girls 7.00 – 8.30pm
Thursday B02, 03, 04 Girls 7.00 – 8.30pm
Saturday 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Training Plan after the LWE in June
Monday B 03/04/05 Girls, 6.30 – 7.00 pm land  + 7.00 – 8.30pm
Tuesday B 03/04/05 Girls, 6.30 – 7.00 pm land  + 7.00 – 8.30pm
Thursday B 03/04/05 Girls, 6.30 – 7.00 pm land  + 7.00 – 8.30pm
Saturday 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Coach:  Scott Schweickle | Queries:  Scott Schweickle, 0435 997 179

 

Winter Swimming Squad

Keep up your swim fitness by joining our winter swim squad.  Sessions are offered three mornings a week at UWA during Terms 2 and 3.

Dates 
Monday 30 April – Friday 21 September
Note:  No swimming squad 1 – 29 July
No swimming on Monday 4 June or Monday 20 August 2018

Time and Venue
Monday, Wednesday and Friday |  5.45am to 7am  |  UWA Aquatic Centre

Cost for Swim Squad – Terms 2 and 3 – $400
(UWA Pool entry included in swim squad fee)

 

Register here for Under 16 winter training and swim squad!