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.



2013 Nationals – Melville Sharks 16’s

BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series 2014 Launch – Bunbury


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

WPWAI Award Winners!

At the recent AGM, WPWAI announced the winners of two prestigious awards, the Beaurepaire Award and the PowerPlay Sport Club/Association of the Year. 2013-14 Beaurepaire Award The 2013-14 Beaurepaire Award went to Rosie Rotheram for her exceptional work as a volunteer. Rosie has dedicated so much of her time to water polo and  is a well-liked and valued member of the WA water polo community. She volunteers her help WPWAI office staff whenever she is asked, she referees local competitions, is a member of the WPWAI Referees Commission and volunteers at National Championships. Congratulations Rosie, a very deserving winner! 2013-14 PowerPlay Sport

WPWAI Welcomes New Board Members

Water Polo Western Australia Inc is pleased to welcome three new members to its board. Tom Hoad, Rob Neesham and Mark Oberman will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to WPWAI. Tom Hoad Olympian (both player and coach), sports administrator and water polo aficionado, Tom is keen to be a strong voice for water polo and and WPWAI. He has overseen many projects and events including as President of the Western Australian Sports Federation, the building of the Superdrome (the present Challenge Stadium). Tom was President of the Western Australian Olympians association for four years as well as being

Vale – Max Henson

Vale Max Henson WPWAI Water Polo WA Inc. would like to acknowledge the recent and sudden passing of Max Henson …