President Turner reflects on a lifetime in water polo

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NATALIE Turner has spent a lifetime in water polo and is now excited to be part of growing a new club from scratch at Cockburn while nothing quite brings her more joy than watching the next generation coming through including her own children.

The opening of Cockburn’s Aquatic Recreation Centre which includes the home of the Fremantle Dockers set the stage for the Cockburn Water Polo Club to be established back in 2017 with Turner at the forefront of its establishment ...

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Round 10 Men’s A-Grade Wrap

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IT ended up a fascinating and thrilling finish to the Men’s A-Grade competition regular season on Saturday with Triton only securing top spot in the North Conference thanks to a one-goal win while the South Fremantle Bloods confirmed their perfect campaign.

The Round 10 action on Saturday afternoon marked the end of the regular season in the Men’s A-Grade competition ahead of two weeks of finals action, and the eight teams combined to put on some fascinating contests with the results ...

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Round 10 Women’s A-Grade Wrap

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APPLECROSS closed out the regular season in the A-Grade Women’s competition for 2020 by winning all 10 matches after a win on Saturday against Triton which in turn allowed the Melville Marlins to stay in second position.

Round 10 of the Women’s A-Grade competition took place on Saturday afternoon beginning at HBF Stadium with the Melville Marlins guaranteeing themselves second position heading into the semi finals with a 12-5 victory against UWA City Beach.

The other match of the round took place ...

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Round 9 Men’s A-Grade Wrap

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THE top two positions in each conference of the Men’s A-Grade competition have been locked away but there were some interesting results in Round 9 action on Saturday with wins for Triton, South Fremantle Bloods, UWA City Beach and Port Colts.

That leaves the Bloods and Port Colts out on top of the Fremantle Conference, and UWA Flotsam despite their loss and Triton clear on top of the UWA Conference following nine rounds of the 2020 A-Grade season with one week ...

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Round 9 Women’s A-Grade Wrap

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THE battle for second position in the Women’s A-Grade competition heated up on Saturday at Beatty Park with Triton claiming a thrilling 9-8 victory over the Melville Marlins.

It turned out to be the only game played in Round 9 of the Women’s A-Grade competition and it with it the penultimate round of action before the semi finals, it was Triton’s last chance to keep their hopes of a top two finish alive.

But with the experience of Dayna O’Leary and Cathryn ...

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WA Performance Program 2021

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After careful consideration and consultation, a trial will be implemented to ascertain the viability of a reconfigured Performance Program in WA commencing in January 2021. This decision follows the end of a fulltime WAIS program and considerable debate and discussion that identified the need for WPWA to take a leadership role to ensure the viability, health and sustainability of Water Polo in one of Australia’s most important breeding grounds for talent.

Following a meeting with all WA Clubs, ...

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O’Leary turns focus to Triton, Torpedoes, career

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DAYNA O’Leary might no longer be shooting for that Olympics dream, but it isn’t stopping her being one of Western Australia’s finest water polo players whether it’s at national league level for the UWA Torpedoes or in the A-Grade competition with Triton.

For years O’Leary was part of the water polo program at the WA Institute of Sport and everything she was doing was with the ultimate goal of representing Australia at the Olympic Games.

Along the way she did get the ...

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Round 8 Men’s A-Grade Wrap

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WITH the race for finals positions heating up in the Men’s A-Grade competition, there were big Round 8 wins on Saturday for the Port Colts and Triton while South Fremantle Bloods just remained undefeated while it was a tight win too for UWA Flotsam.

There are now just two rounds remaining in the regular season of the Men’s A-Grade competition before the semi finals will determine who takes part in the Grand Finals for 2020 on Saturday December 12.

The Round 8 ...

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Round 8 Women’s A-Grade Wrap

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APPLECROSS was able to maintain its undefeated season in the Women’s A-Grade competition with a win over Triton in Round 8 on Saturday while it was a draw between the Melville Marlins and UWA City Beach.

The two matches in Round 8 of the Women’s A-Grade competition took place on Saturday afternoon. It got underway at HBF Stadium’s Outdoor Pool and that saw Applecross defeat Triton 12-6.

The other match up took place at Bicton Pool and the Melville Marlins and UWA ...

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Round 7 Men’s A-Grade Wrap

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THE South Fremantle Bloods continued their undefeated season in the Men’s A-Grade competition with a win in Round 7 on Saturday against Dolphins while the race beneath them is heating up following wins for Triton, UWA City Beach and Port Colts.

All four matches in Round 7 of the Men’s A-Grade competition all took place on Saturday afternoon once again and as a result, the race is really firing up between the teams from second to sixth in the battle for ...

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