Play Water Polo
Water Polo is a team water sport. It is similar to soccer, netball and rugby however, played in the water.
Game play involves swimming and treading water. Players will pass the ball while being defended by opponents, and score by throwing the ball into a net defended by a goalie. The pool depth is 1.8m therefore players cannot stand on the bottom of the pool. A modified style of the game called "Filippa ball" is played in the shallow end of the pool allowing juniors to learn the sport.
A team is made up of 13 players, with 6 field players and 1 goal keeper in the water at any given time. There are unlimited substitutions in Water Polo, giving everyone plenty of opportunities throughout the games.
Games are made up of 4 quarters, ranging from 5min to 9mins in duration.
There is no age limit to playing water polo, anyone with swimming ability can play. To find a club or register click here.
Referee Water Polo
Water Polo is officiated by 2 referees on either side of the pool, as well as a scorer and time keeper.
To find out more about refereeing click here.
Water Polo is coached from outside the water. Coaches must remain within their team beach area. While your team is in attack the coach maybe standing and can walk up the the 5m area. While your team is in defence the coach must be behind the goal line.
For more information on coaching click here.