How fast are our Fastest Junior Bears!?


Congratulations to the 14U and 16U Junior players who got involved in the inaugural StreetX Fastest Junior Bear event yesterday.

A big shout out to Jackie Vittino for all her work in organising the day and to Clare Barber, Lisa Lilleyman, Maryanne Marshall and our time keepers for helping out. Thank you! 

Also to the Fastest Bear founders Nathan and Simon Phillips, and the Fastest Oldest Bear Charlie Liggins who were on hand to inspire the next generation!! May this be the start of an annual Club event. 

See all the photos from the day below…..including the elegant Swan Relay!

So, just how fast are our Fastest Junior Bears over 33m?



  1. Thomas Michael – 19.00s
  2. James Lantzke – 19.81
  3. Josh Rasmussen – 20.30

Special  mentions to Jett Jaegar-Harvey who was Fastest Born 06 and made 14U final and Josh Rasmussen – Fastest B05

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  1. Andrew Barber – 16.78s
  2. Flynn Mason – 17.32
  3. Menno Talbot – 17.88

Special  mention to Declan Cook – Fastest B03


  1. Bella Sayer – 19.87s
  2. Alice Williams – 19.94
  3. Zelma Koko – 20.16

Special mention to Gabrielle Sayer – Fastest B05


  1. Jamie Cannon- 19.56s
  2. Millie McFarlane – 20.88
  3. Sami Rasmussen – 20.94

Special Mention to Sami Rasmussen = Fastest B03



14U – Zelma 

16U – Georgia 


14U – Owen 

16 U – Billy (see the footage on our Insta page!)

How long will our Fastest Jnr Bear records stand for?!




Club Race Day results!


A big thank you to Simon and Nathan Phillips for hosting the inaugural Seniors Club Race Day yesterday. A great initiative!

Congratulations to our 2 Fastest Bears Alive over 50m (they also happen to be pretty handy with a water polo ball)…


2017 Fastest Man Bear Alive

Andrew Ford with an impressive time of 24.87 secs 

2017 Fastest Lady Bear Alive

Sana Brotherson with a speedy 25.62 secs 

And of course, the result for our VP Lillo who was determined to post a 28 or better. May the pictures tell the story….

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Well done to all our players who swam yesterday. Given we only had 4 stop watches, unfortunately not everyone had their time recorded.

Here are some of the results:


Div1 and above  
1 Andrew Ford 24.87
2 Henry Brown 26.69
3 Andrew Todd 27.38
4 Charlie Liggins 27.84
5 David Cullingford 28.15
6 Daniel Henderson 29.19
7 James O’Toole  
8 Fraser Smith  
Div 2 and 4    
1 Robbie Cullingford 28.05
2 Leigh Farnell 29.47
3 Mark Enright 29.69
4 Mark Mason 30.25
OMG Paul Lilleyman 28.97


Div 1/PL
1 Sana Brotherson 25.62
Div 2/3    
2 Chelsea Unwin 26.02
3 Michelle Simson  
4 Sara Watson  

Well done again Simon and Nathan!


Senior members Race Day!

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The Fastest Bear of 2017

Proudly supported by StreetX 

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UWA City Beach Seniors Race Day

It’s time to crown our fastest male and female player over 50m!

THIS Sunday Nov 5th

Races start at 2pm sharp – rock up at 1.30 to enter!

HBF stadium – outdoor 8 lane pool

Bar and BBQ from 3pm

Prizes galore!

Get your team mates down there for a swim and a laugh. 

Any juniors playing in Senior teams are eligible to enter.

Do you know…
– the fastest swimmer in your team?
– the fastest swimmers in the club?
– those who think they’re fast but basically aren’t… ie: they won’t show (“other” and/or “family commitments”) or will be challenging the time keeper?!

Organiser and race official: Simon Phillips

Water Polo Referee course – register now!


The Water Polo WA Referee course is open for registrations!referee

Date of course: Sunday the 17th of September 2017

Time:  9am – 3pm

Presenters: Mark Ridgwell NWPL/FINA (National Water Polo League) referee and Chair of Water Polo WA Referees Commission. Mark will be assisted by Gabor Boros NWPL/FINA referee.  

Venue: Royal Life Saving Society building (beside HBF Stadium,  McGillivray Rd  – parking next to the UWA Super turf

Fee: $60 inclusive of Coaching Fee, Work Books, Rule Book, whistle, lanyard

  • Direct Deposit Details: WPWAI ( please include R.course on payment description)
  • BSB: 306 051 
  • Account Number: 419786 2
  • You must email confirmation of electronic transfer to: Tibor Seress Competition and Development Manager to 

How to Register

Registrations are open until 13th of September 2017 via this link:

Pre-course work

It is a Water Polo Australia’s requirement that all participants must complete the requested online courses and present certificates (email) to prior the course

To access the online courses please register first through this link:

Once registered please search for the following online courses:

  •  Free Play by the Rules (PBRT) Harassment and Discrimination – Online training about how to prevent and deal with Discrimination and Harassment for the sport and recreation industry. 
  • Free Play by the Rules (PBRT) Child Protection – Online training for Child Protection for the sport and recreation industry
  • Free online Introductory Officiating General Principles – Online training to assist new and returning referees about basic skills

Certificates can be saved on file or printed out after completion of each online course!

 If you have any question please feel free to contact Water Polo WA on 08 9387 7555 .

Senior Awards Night – and the winners were!


Huge thanks to the ‘Sisters’ who organised this season’s Celebration and Awards Night.   A great evening was had by all that attended on Saturday.

Well done to our Senior Members on another solid season of water polo. It was fantastic to see the turn out to our Awards Night and to share in the laugh20170429_165903ter and stories that made the season special. There were some very funny Golden Moments, and some interesting”hidden team talents” that were shared among the group! 

Big shout out to our MVP’s for each team – great work! (see below)

For those that were present to receive your award, we hope you enjoyed the special treatment and free drink on the MVP Lounge this year!!

And a big congratulations to our Best Outstanding Team Contribution Award winners, the Men’s Div 3 Bears. This award, proudly presented by Steve O’Keefe, recognises team spirit, commitment to water polo, mate-ship and importantly the giving back and supporting of others in the Club.20170429_220651

The Div 3 Bears resonate these traits, especially under the guidance of popular Team Manager Keith. Ask Keith about his newly learned Hungarian phrases too!! He is preparing the boys for Budapest. And his team were the only team to win a Senior Premiership this year!! 

It was also great to see 2 of their players, Mark Mason and Rob Cullingford, recognised for their contribution to grass roots junior development through their coaching of U14 Boys and Girls teams over the past few years. Both men took their teams to State gold medals this year. Well done gentleman!

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The infamous Dunny Seat award was won by Hendo….who sent Dave “most unlikely player to ever win this award” Cullingford to collect his award for him! Another smear on the seat Hendo! You need to ask Hendo what he did to earn this award!


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Congratulations to all of our Award Winners for 2016/17

Special Awards    
Team of the Season Men’s Division 3 Bears
Manager of the Season Keith Robinson
The ‘Dunny Seat’ Award Daniel Henderson
Contribution to Jnr Water Polo Mark Mason and Rob Cullingford
 Polo Bear of the Year Fia Rigo  
Most Valuable Player    
Men’s Premier League UWA City Beach Bears Florian Naroska
Reserve Men’s League UWA City Beach Mac Equity Bulls Fraser Smith
Reserve Men’s League UWA City Beach PCs David Culllingford
Men’s Division 1 UWA City Beach Dugongs Ben Vittino
Men’s Division 1 UWA City Beach Oils Charlie Liggins
Men’s Division 3 UWA City Beach Bears Ray Mayers
Men’s Division 3 UWA City Beach Dropbears Tom Stewart
Men’s Division 3 UWA City Beach Growlers Brendan Lear
Men’s Division 3 UWA City Beach TBAs Pat Williams
Men’s Division 4 UWA City Beach Bears Col Wedd
Men’s Division 4 UWA City Beach Masters Josh Everett
Women’s Premier League UWA City Beach Tess Hosking
Reserve Women’s League UWA City Beach Bears Georgia Storey
Women’s Division 2 UWA City Beach Sapphires Margie O’Connor
Women’s Division 3 UWA City Beach Sisters Debra Bow
Women’s Division 3 UWA City Beach Spirit Sisters Penny Regan