Congratulations Gary Payne

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Congratulations to Gary Payne (WA Masters) for his appointment to the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) Honouree Selection Committee.

Gary is a long-term West Australian player and official who has been dedicated to promoting Masters water polo internationally.

“Gary, as a member of the Perth Cockatoos, which won the past two world Masters over-70s’ water polo crowns, is in a unique position to express his knowledge of masters water polo while also trying to lobby FINA to include over-75s’ ...

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“On the Ball with the GM” 11

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Dear Water Polo players, officials, and stakeholders,

We have started the season and it has been exciting to see everyone back in the pool and enjoying our great sport. Of course, the start of any season does not come without its challenges, and I am grateful for your patience, understanding and support as we respond as quickly as possible to concerns.

Growth and Participation (G&P)

While competitions for established players kicked off around the state, we were also focussing on another critical focus area for our sport: ...

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EOIs now open: 2023 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships Pool Controllers and First Aid Officers

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Perth is the host city for the 2023 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships on 9-13 January (14s & 18s) and 15-19 January (12s &16s). Water Polo Australia is seeking expressions of interests for Pool Controllers and First Aid Officers.

Please read this document for the requirements of each role and locations required. Specific times will not be finalised until draw is constructed and people’s availability confirmed.

Please note: You do not have to commit to working every day. People will be allocated ...

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Expressions of interest for 19&U state men’s and women’s team managers now open

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Water Polo WA is seeking nominations from interested persons to manage the 19&U State Men’s and Women’s teams.

National Championships information:

DateLocationGenderAge group
9-12 December 2022MelbourneFemale19&U
9-12 December 2022 SydneyMale19&U


Persons wishing to nominate for a manager position should be available to attend at least two training sessions per week.

Trial programs are underway with teams to be finalised 31 October.

The role will be responsible for the following:
• Communication between team coach, parents, players, and Water Polo WA
• Coordinating ...

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“On the Ball with the GM” 10

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Dear Water Polo players, officials, and stakeholders,

Well, the season is underway!

It was my pleasure to be down on pool deck yesterday along with staff members Oli, Mia, Renee, and Warren, to watch games being played in 4 different pools at HBF stadium concurrently.

Basically, Water Polo took over the stadium!!

Players of all ages, referees (some who had just played or were about to), young timekeepers learning the ropes, spectators and several HBF staff in attendance to help make things run smoothly and to set up the pools.

Apart from some ...

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