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

WA Host 1964 Olympic Team Re-union

Waterpolo reunion story

WPWAI Welcomes New Admin Assistant

WPWAI has appointed Melissa Newcombe as part-time Administration Assistant. Key duties are to provide office support for existing staff members and to assist with the performance of all operational activities. She will be required to work closely with State sporting associations, Water Polo WA partners and the clubs/associations and volunteers. Mel will be managing enquiries from members on Fox Sports Pulse member registration database and maintaining communications with the Department of Sport and Recreation to assist with the development and promotions of Water Polo in WA where necessary. She will also be the point of contact for email enquiries. Mel

WA girls miss out at 16’s Club Nationals

The three WA teams that competed in the recent 16’s Club Nationals in Canberra have returned home empty handed, but not dispirited. City Beach Bears finished in 7th place, Melville Sharks in 8th and Triton/Geraldton in 15th after just missing out on participating in the plate final. 2014 Girls 16 & Under National Club Championships – Finals Wrap