WA Water Polo players put rivalry aside and swim to Rottnest for a good cause


Four Western Australian based National Water Polo League players will put their differences aside to swim the annual Rottnest Channel Swim as a team on Saturday February 21 in support of Warrick Proudlove, who was seriously injured in an accident during 2011.

The National League competitors will swim the 19.7km journey as a team, while another team and a solo swimmer will combine in the ‘Swim for Proudie’, you can read their story below.

WA Water Polo players put rivalry aside and swim to Rottnest for a good cause

This Saturday four WA Water Polo players who have battled it out in the pool will put their club rivalry aside and join forces to complete the Rottnest Channel Swim for a fantastic cause.

Part of the National League team for UWA Torpedoes – and City Beach club members – Adelaide Garland, Perri Thompson and Jamie Davidson have enlisted Madeline Quinn, who is in the National League team for Fremantle Marlins and a member of Melville, to join them as a team of four in the gruelling challenge.

Representing the State in the State Schoolgirls, Under 18 and Under 20 competitions for years, the girls are no novices to a tough challenge and training schedule.

Using their strong swimming skill and determination that they have developed over the years as water polo players, they look forward to supporting a fellow sports person who faces a challenge they could not imagine.

Adelaide Garland said she was inspired by her older brother Harry Garland – who is completing a solo crossing – to cover the 19.7 kilometers with a purpose, to raise money for Warrick Proudlove.

“I did the swim for a cause last year and it made it such a meaningful and rewarding experience,” she said.

“I have watched Harry and Warrick play football together many times and we were all shocked and saddened by his terrible accident.”

Starting the Swim for Proudie to fundraise for the Proudies Foundation, Harry decided to not just participate in the swim as a personal challenge but to help out a mate in need.

Warrick Proudlove – who was on the senior player list with Harry at Claremont Football Club – was involved in a horrific accident in 2011 in which a car he was a passenger in hit a horse.

Tragically, Warrick was left with serious neurological injuries and his family are struggling to provide the funds necessary to support him through the rehabilitation that he faces for the rest of his life.

In the eyes of the law it was just a terrible accident and was not anyone’s fault, leaving the family with no compensation.

Warrick can’t talk or communicate, but from time to time he shows that he recognises voices by blinking or pressing his buzzer. He has good and bad days but his family says that he has a long way to go – and that long way is the rest of his life.

“When Harry decided to dedicate his swim to Warrick, I knew I had to do the same. I told the girls his story and they were happy to support such a worthy cause,” Miss Garland said.

Making up the third team swimming for the cause, is Patch Jannings, George Cunningham, Coleman Cristenelli and Jordan Aitken who are also friends of Warrick through playing alongside him at Claremont Football Club.

The three teams swimming for Proudie hope that the same way Warrick’s strength has inspired them in their dedication to training and their commitment to completing the challenge of the Rottnest Swim will inspire others to show their support of the Proudies Foundation.

To support the girls in the Swim for Proudie please donate here or at the following link: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/87153/swimforproudie

 – Story supplied by Ella Garland and Water Polo Australia website

Under 16s Return from Nationals!

U16 Nationals Girls

Congratulations to our Under 16 Teams on their successful National Club Championships.

CBWPC sent two boys’ teams to Hobart and one girls’ team to Canberra.

In the boys’ competition, our Bears finished fourth, narrowly missing out on a Bronze Medal to Drummoyne.  Our development team, the Reds, finished their tournament with a win and are looking forward to coming back bigger and better next season.

Congratulations to Jed Thompson on being named as one of seven players in the Team of the Tournament.

In the girls competition, our Bears finished seventh in a nail biting game against home town rivals Melville.  At full time the result was 5/5 so the game was forced into a penalty shootout.  Captain Neve Annett, Tayla Barbas and Rebecca Liddle were successful with their attempts and goalie Natasha Liddle did such a brilliant job that Melville only managed two on the board.  It was a very exciting result.

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We are very proud of all our players!

Busy Bee Success!

CBWPC Busy bee Sept 2014

The City Beach Water Polo Club Annual Busy Bee to get our clubrooms and pooldeck spic and span and ready for the summer was a huge success. Many thanks to our amazing volunteers who worked hard and resisted the temptation to head to the beach on such a beautiful warm day – thank you! During the Busy Bee we held a COME AND TRY WATER POLO session for primary school children and this proved to be very popular, resulting in many new enrolments for the upcoming season. A big welcome to all those new to our club and water polo!


Under 16 Boys return from Europe

U16 Torps Moscow 2014

Some of our Under 16 Boys recently travelled to Europe with the UWA Torpedoes Water Polo Club.

Welcome home to; David Quinsee, Christian Kyriakou, Blake Fabling, Max Garbutt-Wilkins, Lachlan Vos, Jed Thompson, Carter Fabling, Sam Bogdanov, Will Lantzke, Chad Kennedy, Bryce Durrant. The boys travelled to Istanbul, Athens and Moscow playing water polo everyday and experiencing the different cultures and cuisines!  They won’t be back in town long with Lachlan, Christian, Bryce & Max all selected in the Australian B99 team and heading off to Serbia and Croatia in August. All the boys will also be attending the upcoming U16 National Club Championships in Hobart in October.




Swimming Squad

Woman swimming in a pool

City Beach Water Polo Club in conjunction with UWA Torpedoes Water Polo Club is conducting a swimming squad for all members and families:

There are three great reasons to join our Winter Swimming Squad:-

  1. Much Cheaper than any comparable swimming squad – just $75 / month including pool entry. At this price it is 1/3rd of the cost of comparable swimming squads,
  2. City Beach’s swimming squad has your fellow team members swimming with you and not only can you gauge your improvement but you can also have social interaction with friends, and
  3. The swimming sessions are designed to improve your general swimming for school etc and also improve your basic water polo swimming skills.

This winter City Beach WPC has restarted the morning swimming squad to complement water polo training sessions. Water polo is a swimming game and requires a high level of fitness to participate. Commitment to a swimming squad is an essential part of a water polo player’s weekly training routine.

The details of the Swimming Squad are as follows:

Days: Monday – Friday

Born 1999+ Girls         Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Born 1999+ Boys         Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Time: 5:45am – 7:00am

Venue: UWA Pool in Crawley


Whilst the swimming squad is available to all CBWPC members and parents, young & old, the squad is strongly encouraged for boys & girls who aspire to be selected in our junior teams competing at the National Championships.

Currently we have about 25 boys & 25 girls attending the swimming squads. We can accommodate more than double this attendance number as we have use of the entire UWA pool. We also have mums & dads in the squad swimming as best they can to keep up with their kids. The swimming Squad is Directed by Damian Kelly with former Olympians, Andrei Kovalenko & Martin Callaghan coaching the squad.

For the senior club member the swimming squad is also available for general fitness. If you enjoy keeping fit then this is a great place to be as you are in good company swimming with your team mates.

Parents are most welcome to join in as well. If you like to keep fit or want to lose weight / improve general fitness then this squad is also available for you to join.

Please click on this link for registration