Water Polo Stories – Introducing the Williams Family

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Georgia Williams

I didn’t start playing waterpolo until I was 12, playing in the district school competition. I had never played before, but was swimming twice a week and thought the winter training squad that year would be a good way to get fit.

I was one of only three 2000 born girls and to my surprise was on the team to travel to U14 Nationals in Melbourne the next year. I wasn’t the best in the team, but I had loads of fun, learnt a lot and made some great friends.

I continued to play and train all the way through under 14s, 16s and the first year of 18s, with another trips away to Hobart and Canberra. Some of my favourite memories are of these trips away, even though at times the waterpolo was really tough.

During my U16s I also completed a refereeing course and now regularly referee JSL and Senior games. I have been to the Gold Coast as a referee – all flights and accommodation paid for on top of a daily rate!.  Being a referee continues to be a great part time job, and I have learnt a lot.

A few years ago I picked up rowing as a sport and didn’t have time to train as much so I stopped playing juniors. Luckily for me, I could keep playing with the seniors on Wednesday nights and I’m midway through my third season now. I love playing with such a mixed team – all sorts of skill and experience levels; it’s great fun (and I don’t have to train at all!).

I can see how waterpolo will be a sport for life for me – no injuries, good for my fitness and a great way to earn a bit of money!!!!

Julia Williams (mum)

Waterpolo was a sport I knew nothing about growing up and first became involved with it when my son started flippaball at the age of 9.  I couldn’t believe that here was a sport where you could sit on the edge of a pool on a sunny day, turn up with your child needing only bathers and a mouthguard and it was all done and dusted in 30 minutes….it rapidly became a sport for our whole family.

Georgie started the next year and continues to play seniors, and referee.

Patrick is now in U18s and plays A division seniors, has won two national tournaments along the way and is a referee for JSL, Senior State League and has been a Nationals referee.  He has travelled to Gold Coast, Brisbane and Europe with his team.williams fam

Alice is in U16 and is about the start training as a referee, and coaches a DSC side.  She has her eye on WAIS and hopefully Torps.

Angela is in her third year of U14 and coaches a flippaball team on Friday nights.

Simon (dad) started playing for the first time three seasons ago in a father/son team and now continues in F Grade.

And I am a member of the Sisters – E grade senior women, having never played before.  We have been to Bunbury State Masters and also on our first overseas tour to the inaugural Waterpolo at Rotto competition in December!!!

During our 8 years with the club we have seen our children develop in so many positive ways, we have met some amazing people and have had some really great times.  We are so glad that Patrick found his way to the pool all those years ago…..Thanks Stacka!

 

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 updates on our facebook and instagram pages!  Or click here to go to the Water Polo Australia website.

Week 1 :

1 x U18 Girls, 1 x U18 Boys

1 x U14 Girls, 2 x U14 Boys

Week 2 :

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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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Tickets for the big 40th!

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 CBWPC’s 40th Season Celebration

All past and present members are invited to celebrate the last 4 decades at City Beach Water Polo Club. The perfect opener to our 40th season!
  
3 course dinner * drinks included * DJ * special guest MC
 Official launch of “The History of City Beach Water Polo Club Inc
 
If you haven’t already, you can now reserve your copy of the book that captures our Club’s history from 1979 – 2018. It includes plenty of stories, memories, legends and photos from the past 40 years. 
 
Venue:  Function Centre,  Claremont Football Club
 
Dress:  Formal Attire
 
Seating:  Tables of 10 
 
Tickets:  Individual tickets to be purchased; arrange to sit with friends on the night.
 
 
Early Bird ticket* $98
Standard ticket $125
Club’s History Book $75
*Early bird tickets available until August 31st.
 Please note, this is an 18+ event
 

Buy your tickets here

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