WPWAI, Arena Swim Club and Mayor of Joondalup with $20,000 Club Development Cheque.

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

WA Boys Win 18&U Championships!

  The 18 & Under Invitational Tournament has concluded today with the third place playoffs and finals at Ashfield Pool in Sydney for the girls and Challenge Stadium in Perth for the boys. The boy’s final saw Western Australia take a narrow 7-6 victory over NSW 2 with the fourth quarter being the defining period for the home team. The game started in favour of New South Wales with Tim Reeves opening the scoring before Western Australia’s Luke Pavillard equalised with his first of two opening quarter goals, as James Smith also scored for NSW to have the game locked

WA Boys Take on NSW in 18&U Grand Final!

After a stellar week in the pool at the 18&U Invitational Tournament, the WA boys will play NSW in the Grand Final at Challenge Stadium tomorrow, Thursday April 17. The match starts at 10am. Unfortunately WA was knocked out of the girls tournament in Sydney today, losing their semi final to the composite team by just one goal. Find full results from both tournaments online at the Water Polo Australia website: http://www.waterpoloaustralia.com.au/news-media/news/news-article/article/2014/april/2014-18-under-invitational-day-1/ The 18 & Under Invitational Tournaments see the best junior players from around the nation converge for this new ‘State Championship’ style event. The tournaments are a precursor to the

Expression of interest – State 20&U Managers

EOI-WPWAI-20U-State-Managers-2014 #2  Applications are open for managers for the 20&U State Teams in 2014 Please follow the link for the application.