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Mackay president excited about coaching opportunity

With the 2018 Australian Country Championships less than 24 hours away, the teams are preparing for four thrilling days of competition in Rockhampton.

With the home

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2018 Australian Country Championships

The 2018 Australian Country Championships are coming to Rockhampton!

Expect four days of competitive, action-packed water polo as 14 teams from across the country will be

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Regional Training Centre – Information Session

Please find below the Regional Training Centre Information Session video.

 

The presentation from the session can also be downloaded here

 

 

 

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Queensland clubs Get Going for Gold

Media Statement from Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport The Honourable Mick de Brenni
Queensland clubs will have a head

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QUEENSLAND SQUADS ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF UPCOMING TOUR TO NEW ZEALAND

Water Polo Queensland has today announced State Squads for the upcoming 2018 Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival in Auckland, New Zealand, 7-17 July 2018.

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Club Nationals beckon for Cairns youngster

Still less than a year old, Cairns Water Polo now have their first junior Queensland representative, Mel Lum, or as she is affectionately known as ‘Mini-Mel’.

Mel

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QUEENSLAND SCHOOL SPORT TEAM ANNOUNCED

It was a tough four days of competition as 16 teams from across Queensland gathered on the Sunshine Coast for the annual Queensland School Sport

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School Championships back on the Sunshine Coast

Athletes from across the State will be heading to the Sunshine Coast for the annual Queensland School Championships.

A highlight of the year for many athletes,

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Water Polo legend set to carry Queen’s Baton in Townsville

When the GC2018 Queen’s Baton Runner’s were announced late in 2017, Debbie Powell wasn’t expecting to see her name on the list of Townsville runners.

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CAIRNS WATER POLO BIDS FOR 2019 QUEENSLAND COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

It’s been a busy six months for Queensland’s newest water polo association, Cairns Water Polo. Having competed in their first tournament, the 2018 Queensland Country

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PRIDE CUP RETURNS TO BRISBANE

 

It was one of the highlights of the Australian Water Polo League in 2017 and this year the Pride Cup will return to Brisbane bigger

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Sunshine Coast set to host Australia versus USA water polo test series

In a first for the Sunshine Coast, council’s Kawana Aquatic Centre has secured the water polo Australia versus USA training camp and test matches in

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NEWS | RECORD NUMBER OF QUEENSLAND COUNTRY TEAMS SELECTED FOR AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

After three tough days of competition in Townsville, four teams have been selected to represent Queensland Country at the Australian Country Championships.

“The standard of play

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2018 Queensland Country Championships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL STANDINGS

 Men's Competition Women's Competition 
1stSunshine CoastGold Coast Blue
2ndGold CoastTownsville
3rdTownsvilleRockhampton
4thRockhamptonGold Coast White
5thCairns Reef SharksCairns Reef Sharks
6thMackay
7thNorthern Development

DAY THREE

    DAY THREE SUNDAY, 11 FEBRUARY
TIMEMATCHROUNDLONG TAN - WHITERESULTLONG TAN - BLUERESULT
10:00M25PO 5/6Cairns8Mackay5
11:00W16BRONZERockhampton6Gold Coast White3
12:00M26BRONZETownsville14Rockhampton2
13:00W17GOLDGold Coast Blue10Townsville3
14:00M27GOLDSunshine Coast17Gold Coast7
15:00Presentations

DAY TWO

    DAY ONE FRIDAY, 9 FEBRUARY      
TIMEMATCHROUNDLONG TAN - WHITERESULTLONG TAN - BLUERESULTMATCHROUNDNORTHERN BEACHES - WHITERESULTNORTHERN BEACHES - BLUERESULT
DAY TWOSATURDAY, 10 FEBRUARY
TIMEMATCHROUNDLONG TAN - WHITERESULTLONG TAN - BLUERESULT MATCH ROUNDNORTHERN BEACHES - WHITERESULTNORTHERN BEACHES - BLUERESULT
08:30M104Rockhampton16Northern Development2
09:15M114Sunshine Coast10Townsville7
10:00M124Mackay5Cairns14W104Rockhampton9Cairns3
10:45M135Townsville11Rockhampton5W114Townsville2Gold Coast20
11:30M145Northern Development4Mackay15
12:15M155Cairns2Gold Coast19W125Cairns1Gold Coast White9
13:00M166Northern Development0Sunshine Coast5W135Rockhampton3Gold Coast13
13:45M176Gold Coast19Mackay6
14:30M18 6Cairns5Rockhampton6
15:15M197Gold Coast4Sunshine Coast8
16:00M207Cairns3 Townsville7W14SF1Gold Coast Blue13Gold Coast White2
16:45M217Mackay7Rockhampton8W15
(17:00)
SF2Townsville12Rockhampton11
18:00M23SF1 Sunshine Coast17Rockhampton6M22Play Off Mackay5Northern Development0
19:00M24SF2Gold Coast10Townsville7

DAY ONE

    DAY ONE FRIDAY, 9 FEBRUARY      
TIMEMATCHROUNDLONG TAN - WHITERESULTLONG TAN - BLUERESULTMATCHROUNDNORTHERN BEACHES - WHITERESULTNORTHERN BEACHES - BLUERESULT
15:15M11Northern Development3Cairns15W11Gold Coast15Cairns3
16:00
M21Sunshine Coast15Mackay3W21Gold Coast 24Townsville5
16:45M31Townsville4Gold Coast10
17:30M42Sunshine Coast15Cairns7W32Townsville10Cairns4
18:15M52Rockhampton0Gold Coast13W42Gold Coast 23Rockhampton4
19:00M62Townsville16Northern Development1
19:45M73Rockhampton3Sunshine Coast11W53Townsville10Rockhampton5
20:30M83Gold Coast17Northern Development3W63Gold Coast13Gold Coast 21
21:15M93Mackay5Townsville4
    DAY ONE FRIDAY, 9 FEBRUARY      
TIMEMATCHROUNDLONG TAN - WHITERESULTLONG TAN - BLUERESULTMATCHROUNDNORTHERN BEACHES - WHITERESULTNORTHERN BEACHES - BLUERESULT
15:15M11Northern DevelopmentCairnsW11Gold CoastCairns
16:00
M21Sunshine CoastMackayW21Gold Coast 2Townsville
16:45M31TownsvilleGold Coast
17:30M42RockhamptonGold CoastW32TownsvilleCairns
18:15M52Sunshine CoastCairnsW42Gold Coast 2Rockhampton
19:00M62TownsvilleNorthern Development
19:45M73RockhamptonSunshine CoastW53TownsvilleRockhampton
20:30M83Gold CoastNorthern DevelopmentW63Gold CoastGold Coast 2
21:15M93MackayTownsville
DAY TWOSATURDAY, 10 FEBRUARY
TIMEMATCHROUNDLONG TAN - WHITERESULTLONG TAN - BLUERESULT MATCH ROUNDNORTHERN BEACHES - WHITERESULTNORTHERN BEACHES - BLUERESULT
08:30M104RockhamptonNorthern Development
09:15M114Sunshine CoastTownsville
10:00M124MackayCairnsW104RockhamptonCairns
10:45M135TownsvilleRockhamptonW114TownsvilleGold Coast
11:30M145Northern DevelopmentMackay
12:15M155CairnsGold CoastW125CairnsGold Coast 2
13:00M166Northern DevelopmentSunshine CoastW135RockhamptonGold Coast
13:45M176Gold CoastMackay
14:30M18 6CairnsRockhampton
15:15M197Gold CoastSunshine Coast
16:00M207Cairns TownsvilleW14SF114
16:45M217MackayRockhamptonW15
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SF223
18:00M23SF1 14M22Play Off 67
19:00M24SF223
DAY THREESUNDAY, 11 FEBRUARY
TIMEMATCHROUNDLONG TAN - WHITERESULTLONG TAN - BLUERESULT
10:00M25PO 5/65Winner of M22
11:00W16BRONZE34
12:00M26BRONZE34
13:00W17GOLD12
14:00M27GOLD12
15:00Presentations
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Queensland Country Coaches Appointed for Australian Country Championships

Water Polo Queensland is delighted to appoint Emma Hill (Gold Coast) and Ian Moss (Townsville) as the head coaches for the Queensland Country teams, who

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NEWS | SCI-FLEET HINO JOINS WATER POLO QUEENSLAND IN NEW PARTNERSHIP DEAL

BRISBANE – Water Polo Queensland is delighted to welcome on board Sci-Fleet Hino as the Official Vehicle partner of Water Polo Queensland and Official Sponsor

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Rhys Howden joins Team QLD

After a fantastic State Team trip to Sydney, this year Team QLD is off to New Zealand for the Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival, for

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State Team Program & Regional Training Centre Information

Water Polo Queensland hosted several information sessions for the community to outline the 2017/18 State Team program and Regional Training Centres.

Applications are now open for

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Queensland Country Championships Draw Released

 

With less than two weeks to go until the Queensland Country Championships, 12 regional teams from across the Sunshine State will head to Townsville for

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Brisbane to host inaugural Australian Youth Water Polo Championships

We are excited to partner with Tourism & Events Queensland, Brisbane Marketing and Water Polo Australia for the inaugural Australian Youth Water Polo Championships in

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Queensland Country Coaching Positions

Expressions of Interests for Queensland Country Coaching positions are now open for the following competitions:

 

14U Girls            Albury Wodonga          27th March –  2nd April 2018

14U

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14&U Queensland Country Expression of Interest

Water Polo Queensland (WPQ) is seeking expressions of interest for those wishing to compete for QLD Country at the 14&U Club Nationals.

Click here to

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2017/18 Water Polo Queensland 12&U, 16&U and 20&U State Titles

The 2017/18 Water Polo Queensland State Titles are back and are bigger than ever! With 117 games taking place across three days of competition at

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2017/18 Water Polo Queensland 14&U and 18&U State Titles

The 2017/18 Water Polo Queensland State Titles are back and are bigger than ever! With 136 games taking place across three days of competition at

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Making a splash in Cairns!

Our goal is to take water polo to more communities across Queensland and over the past couple of months we’ve been travelling to Cairns to get

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Call of Entries – 2017/18 Queensland Country Championships

Water Polo Queensland is now calling for entries for the 2017/18 Queensland Country Championships to be held in Townsville – February 9th – 11th 2018.

Team

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Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Water Polo Queensland Incorporated is to be held at Sports House Meeting Room #1 –

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Call of Entries – 2017/18 State Titles

Water Polo Queensland is now calling for entries for the 2017/18 State Titles:

14&U & 18&U – Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd December – Sleeman

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ANNOUNCEMENT | WPQ Board appoints Diversity & Marketing Officer

Water Polo Queensland (WPQ) is delighted to announce that Jeremy Archer has been appointed to the role of Diversity & Marketing Officer on the WPQ

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Updates from Spain

Hugh Anstey is currently in Spain with Club Natacio Molins de Reim, who are based just outside of Barcelona. It’s a great opportunity

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BWPI Summer Competition underway

Making waves last weekend, the junior and senior summer BWPI competitions commenced for the 2017/18 season.  Spread across six venues, Round One saw a monstrous

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Senior Squad call up for Queensland youngsters

The Aussie Stingers announced their squad for the upcoming October camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Included in the senior squad are several familiar

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QUT Men crowned Australian Uni Games Champions

By Ellie Bruce

 

Hundreds of Water polo loving students from all around Australia flocked to the Gold Coast last week to participate in the Australian University

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HART SPORT NAMED OFFICIAL WATER POLO BALL AND EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER

MEDIA RELEASE

22nd SEPTEMBER 2017

BRISBANE – Water Polo Queensland is delighted to welcome HART Sport on board as Official Water Polo Ball and Equipment Supplier.

The partnership

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Nicola flies the flag for Aussie refs in Greece

It’s not only our athletes who benefit from playing in international tournaments. Competitions, such as the FINA Junior World Championships, are a great opportunity for

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Uniroo Patrick Flanagan ready for his international debut

The second largest gathering of athletes after the Summer Olympics is about to get underway in Taipei. The World University Games is set to be

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Queenslanders named in World University Games Uniroos Teams

Congratulations to our Queensland students who will be representing the Uniroos at the upcoming World University Games, it’s the largest gathering of athletes after the

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Brisbane Water Polo Association Inc. Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Brisbane Water Polo Association Inc is to be held on the 23rd August 2016 at

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NEWS | OLYMPIAN ASHLEIGH SOUTHERN ANNOUNCES 2018 QUEENSLAND COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HOSTED IN TOWNSVILLE

Townsville local and two-time Olympian, Ashleigh Southern, today announced that Townsville will host the 2018 Queensland Country Championships. Hosted by Water Polo Queensland in partnership

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Queenslanders named in Junior World Championships team

Congratulations to Hugh, Nic, Bridget, Gabi, Ashleigh and Alice who have been selected in the Junior World Championships teams who will play in Serbia (Men’s)

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Next stop Estonia!

For Nick Newton, it was a last minute decision to enter into the Pierre de Coubertin Award but it was a decision that will

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Top honours for Queensland referees at Sydney Water Polo Youth Festival

Alongside the 149 athletes who competed at the Sydney Water Polo Youth Festival, three Queensland referees were also poolside gaining invaluable experience during the international tournament. We

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Tour Captains excited to lead Team QLD

As senior members of the 149-athlete touring party, Matt Lenarduzzi, Mackenzie Grice, Sophie Milliken and Nic Porter will lead Team QLD as Tour Captains. It’s

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Wally Lewis inspires Team QLD

Tuesday night was a milestone moment for Team QLD, as athletes, coaches, and staff gathered together for the player presentation evening. It was the first

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Distance no problem for Rockhampton youngster

For Sean McDonald, 15, the eight-hour drive to Brisbane is part and parcel of training with the 16&U Boys White Team as they prepare for

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NEWS | SYDNEY WATER POLO YOUTH FESTIVAL DRAW RELEASED

The draw for the Sydney Youth Water Polo Festival has been released. Twelve (12) teams from Queensland will travel to Sydney to compete in the

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RTC Challenge Wraps Up First RTC Block

More than 40 athletes took part in the inaugural RTC Challenge on Sunday, 18 June at Stuartholme School. The RTC Challenge was an opportunity for these

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BRISBANE TRITONS TO HOST PRIDE WATER POLO CLASH IN FORTITUDE VALLEY

Queensland’s LGBTI and inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons will be hosting a Pride Water Polo Challenge against their interstate rivals in Fortitude Valley

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13 Queenslanders selected for All Australian Schools Teams

After a fantastic silver medal performance by Queensland Girls and Boys at the recent 2017 School Sport Australia Water Polo Championships in Noosa, 13 Queenslanders

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Australia Junior & Youth Squad Announcement

Congratulations to all athletes who have been selected for Born ’97, ’99, ’00 and ’02 Squads for upcoming tours to Europe and the Uni Games.

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NEWS | 2017 STATE TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

12 STATE TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 SYDNEY YOUTH WATER POLO FESTIVAL

Water Polo Queensland is proud to announce the 12 State Teams that will represent

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Senior debut fires up Palm

It’s been a whirlwind month for goalkeeper Gabi Palm. After an unexpected call-up to join the Aussie Stingers training squad in Canberra, the news that

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2017 Australian School Sport Championships

The country’s top school athletes head to Noosa Aquatic Centre for the 2017 Australian School Sports Water Polo Championships. A strong Queensland outfit will be

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2017 Australian Country Championships

Three Queensland Country teams head to Hobart, Tasmania for the 2017 Australian Country Championships, 17-21 May 2017. With strong teams from New South Wales and

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Gold for Aussie Stingers at FINA World League

The Australian Women’s Water Polo Team have claimed gold at the FINA World League Intercontinental Tournament after a solid 10-7 win over the USA.

The first

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AUSSIE SHARKS INSPIRE INVITEES

For Nic Porter and Hugh Anstey, the past two weeks have been an eye-opening experience. They have been involved with the Aussie Sharks training camp in

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NEWS | State Team Squads announced

Water Polo Queensland is pleased to announce the following State Team Squads who will enter the next phase of preparation for the Sydney Youth Water

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Gold for Aussie Sharks at FINA World League Tournament

Gold Coast: Australian Men’s Water Polo team have kicked off their Tokyo Olympic Games campaign in style, taking gold at the 2017 FINA World League

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FINA MEN’S WORLD LEAGUE TOURNAMENT

Australia, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand and the USA were on the Gold Coast for the FINA Men’s Intercontinental World League Tournament, 25-30 April. The six

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NEWS | AUSSIE STINGERS NAME THEIR SIDE FOR FINA WORLD LEAGUE TOURNAMENT IN USA

Australian Head Coach Sakis Kechagias has selected his first Australian Women’s Water Polo Team to contest the upcoming FINA World League Intercontinental Tournament in the

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Fresh faces for Aussie Stingers Squad

New Aussie Stingers coach, Sakis Kechagias, named a fresh-faced squad for the first National Training Camp in Canberra next week.

Eight Queenslanders form part of the 19-woman squad

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NEWS | Aussie Sharks name squad ahead of World League Tournament on the Gold Coast

The Australian Men’s Water Polo Team, the Aussie Sharks, have named their squad ahead of the FINA World League Intercontinental Tournament that will be held

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Olympians inspire regional juniors

The chance to be coached by two Olympians was too good an opportunity to miss for William Etherington, 15 (Rockhampton), Molly, 11, and Jackson Ballantine, 15

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14&U Girls National Club Championships

30 of Australia’s top clubs will be heading to the Gold Coast for the 2017 14&U Girls National Club Championships. 11 teams from Queensland will be

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Information | Regional Training Centres

Following our RTC information session on Tuesday evening the presentation is available here for to download:

RTC Information Session 040417

 

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Spanish Invasion at Queensland Breakers

The Queensland Breakers have received a great bonus this National League season with the addition of three Spanish imports in coaching and playing roles.

Queensland Breakers

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NEWS | WATER POLO QUEENSLAND ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH ACADEMY WATER POLO

Water Polo Queensland (WPQ) today announced a strategic alliance with Academy Water Polo that supports the organisation’s vision to take the game to more people

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NEWS | WATER POLO QUEENSLAND EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH DELFINA SPORT

Water Polo Queensland (WPQ) today announced it has renewed its partnership with Delfina Sport as the Official Swimwear Partner.

Founded by Aussie Shark and Rio Olympian

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NEWS | WATER POLO QUEENSLAND ANNOUNCE EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH BLK

MEDIA RELEASE
THURSDAY 23rd MARCH 2017
Water Polo Queensland (WPQ) today announced an exciting new three-year partnership with BLK, the Queensland-based, international sporting brand with a

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2017 16&U State Titles

DAY THREE SCHEDULE – FINALS DAY

We have some great finals and play-off games tomorrow with both the boys and girls contesting matches at the Valley Pool

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NEWS | Gold Coast secures 2017 FINA Men’s Water Polo World League Intercontinental Tournament

Water Polo Australia is pleased to announce that the 2017 Men’s Water Polo World League Intercontinental Tournament will be conducted at the

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BWPI Grand Finals

Congratulations to all the teams who took part in this year’s BWPI Competition. Well done to the teams who made it through to

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NEWS | QUEENSLAND COUNTRY TEAMS NAMED FOR UPCOMING AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

MEDIA RELEASE
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
After a successful and competitive Country Championships in Mackay, the teams to represent Queensland Country in the upcoming Australian Country Championships

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Vale Dave Glassock

The Water Polo Queensland community is mourning the passing of Dave Glassock last Thursday at 54 years of age.

The water polo community owes much to

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BWPI Semi-Finals

We are reaching the business end of this year BWPI competition and after 13 rounds of fantastic competition, we have our semi-finalists. Matches will be

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National Water Polo League February Round Up

This month the Brisbane Barracudas and Queensland Breakers competed in two fiercely contested local derbies; welcomed visiting team the Drummoyne Devils and for the first

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Internship Opportunities

Marketing and Communications 

Are you a budding sports journalist or someone who loves writing and creating engaging content? Do you want to use your digital communication

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2017 Queensland Country Championships

Ten teams from across Queensland descended on Mackay over the weekend for the annual Queensland Country Championships for three days of tough competition.

Matches kicked off

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NEWS | National Water Polo League Champions Inclusion and Diversity in Sport

MEDIA RELEASE
NATIONAL WATER POLO LEAGUE CHAMPIONS INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY IN SPORT
8th February 2017

For the first time, the annual NWPL Pride Cup will be

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Regional Training Centres and Pathways Update

Water Polo Queensland hosted several information sessions for the community to update them on the changes to the State Team programme, the introduction of Regional Training

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National Water Polo League January Round Up

It’s been a busy month for the Brisbane Barracudas and Queensland Breakers with the start of the National League. Both teams have been involved with

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2016/17 16&U STATE TITLES

Call for Nominations – 16&U State Titles – 1-3 April 2017
 

Water Polo Queensland is now calling for entries for

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Cole Miller Memorial Service

WATER POLO COMMUNITY SET TO REMEMBER COLE MILLER

11th January 2017

 

To mark the anniversary of the tragic loss of

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Remembering Cole Miller (1997-2016)

11th January 2017
To mark the anniversary of the tragic loss of Cole Miller, the Water Polo community will come together at 11 am Friday, 13th

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WINNING TEAM CONTINUES TO GROW WITH APPOINTMENT OF FORMER AUSSIE STINGERS CAPTAIN

21st December 2016
The champions keep on coming at Water Polo Queensland as Australia’s most decorated Water Polo player, Mel Rippon, joins the team as the

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CHANGE TO WATER POLO RULES

14th December 2016

Water Polo Australia has been officially advised by FINA that it will cease the operation

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AUSSIE STINGERS CAPTAIN TO JOIN THE WATER POLO QUEENSLAND TEAM IN 2017!

7th December 2016
 
Three-time Olympian and Aussie Stingers captain, Bronwen Knox, will join Water Polo Queensland (WPQ) as the new

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2016/17 Water Polo Queensland 14&U State Titles

After three action-packed days of competition, along with some great displays of sportsmanship, the All Hallows and Barracudas teams emerged victorious in the girls and

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2016/17 Water Polo Queensland 18&U State Titles

Congratulations to all teams who competed in this year’s 18&U State Titles. There were some thrilling medal matches with Warriors taking the win,

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Water Polo Queensland Launches 2017-19 Strategic Plan

Water Polo Queensland (WPQ) today announced the Water Polo Queensland Strategic Plan for 2017-2019 underpinned by the ambition “to take the game to more people and more communities

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