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Members of the 1964 Olympic team joke about the past

Triton boys after winning the Bowl final at the 2014 16’s National Club Championships

Victorious Melville boys celebrate in traditional style

Melville Sharks, Jordan Kremmers-Taylor takes on Triton goalie Josh Zekulich in Rnd 4 Premier League action                (photo Rob Hobson)

2014 Round 3 action from Men’s Premier League                      Photo (Rob Hobson)

WA Invitational Tournament Champions – 18 & Under, 2014

Katie Finucane accepts the Andy Melloncelli award WPWAI Chairman, Steve O’Keefe

Aaron Younger accepts his award from WPWAI Board Member, Phil Scales

Gemma Beadsworth accepts her trophy from WPWAI Chairman, Steve O’Keefe

Aaron Younger accepts the Tom Hoad award from Australian Legend, Tom Hoad.

Melville Marlins enjoying their victory in the 2013 PL Women’s Grand Final.

Melville Saints celebrating victory in the 2013 PL Men’s Grand Final.




Water polo is a game for all ages and the introduction to the game is through Flippaball. The program is designed for 8-12 year olds and is an ideal way to start the game. Skills and performance drills can be found by searching through this page.


If you are interested in becoming a water polo coach you can find out further information by contacting your local club. Some clubs allow coaches to commence without completing a coaching certificate but it is a worthwhile activity to undertake, particularly if you wish to progress to other levels of coaching within the network.


Becoming a water polo referee is a wonderful opportunity. Many Australian referees have officiated at the highest level of the sport at the Olympic Games and World Championships. The easiest way to get involved is to contact your local club or state association to find out when a Level 1 course is being held.


welcomeWater Polo is the oldest and longest standing team sport in the modern Olympics, having played at all modern Olympic Games since the 1900’s.  Today both males and females are playing water polo in over 150 countries around the world.

WA has been well represented at the playing and officiating level of the sport in national teams since Australia commenced competing in the Olympics and WA has been very successful on the national stage for the past 40 years having been a pioneer in the sports development.

Currently there over 2700 registered members in Metropolitan and regional Western Australia and there are another estimated 1,000 participants in various school competitions.  Water Polo WA has a long-standing reputation for holding outstanding international tournaments and also hosts a national age group carnival every year.

Recent News

Melville continue to dominate in the Women’s Premier League

WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH LORENZO FOGLIANI North Coast set out to face the task of dethroning the competition-dominating Melville. It did not look like a great start, with Melville’s Kate Abbey-Wardale swimming riot. She assisted team-mate Abbey Grosse for the opening score, before scoring one herself on the break. Jemma Dessavagie opened North Coast’s account, capitalising on a penalty shot. Abbey-Wardale still asserted her dominance with another goal and another assist, this time to Jorjia Ralstow. Thankfully for North Coast, Jess Reynolds scored seconds before the quarter time siren rang. It looked to be much the same in the second

2015 Bendigo Bank WA Country Championships Hosts Settle for Silver

Bunbury settled for two silver medals at the 2015 Bendigo Bank State Country Water Polo Championships at the South Wests Sports Centre during the weekend. Looking the form teams going into the grand finals, both teams stayed in touch with Geraldton until halftime, but could not maintain the momentum in the second half. The men lost 17-9 after being a top chance having gone down by only 5-4 on Saturday, while the women went down 18-8 — a far different scoreline from the previous day’s 6-5 victory over Geraldton in the preliminary round robin. Draft pick Jonathon Nowers, from Port

Geraldton Dominate Bendigo Bank WA Country Water Polo Championships

Geraldton men retained their title and Geraldton women regained theirs at the Bendigo Bank State Country Water Polo Championships at the South Wests Sports Centre during the weekend. Both teams romped home in the grand finals after mixed success during the round-robin phase with the men topping their pool and the women coming from second spot. The men won 17-9 after beating Bunbury 5-4 on Saturday, while the women triumphed 18-8 — a far different scoreline from the previous day’s 6-5 loss to Bunbury in the round robin. Zacc Cross (22) was named the grand-final most valuable player for his