Gold Coast Water Polo

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Flippa Ball

By on October 19, 2016

Information and dates for the 2016/17 Flippa Ball program are now up on the Juniors page. Flippa ball is a great way to get your kids into waterpolo and sessions will include a structured coaching program.

Draws are up

By on October 3, 2016

The draws for the first half of the new season are now online. Access them from the Summer Comp page. Make sure to check the table duty page as well as your draw.

Upcoming Junior Waterpolo Events

By on September 9, 2016

Free come and try day with Olympian Kelsey Wakefield

21st September – 10am till 1pm @ Miami Pool

Come down and join us for fun skils, drills, activities and modified games.
Don’t forget to bring a friend!

Flippa Ball and Juniors
Girls and Boys
All ablilties / aged 7 and older

FREE BBQ from 12pm and goodies for kids!

Strong swimmers not required for ages 12 and under

Keep up to date by following the facebook event


Junior Summer Competition

Thursday nights starting the 6th of October @ Miami Pool

This year Gold Coast Water Polo will be running a Junior Summer Competition open to children aged 11-15 on Thursday Nights.

Junior Thursday Comp Registration will be $125 for the season. Contact us for more info at


Flippa Ball

Sundays – 9am till 10pm & Wednesdays – 6pm till 7pm @ Miami Pool

Flippa ball is a great way to get your kids into waterpolo and sessions will include a structured coaching program. If you are interested in assisting with coaching or want more information contact us at



Under 14 State Championships Trials

By on August 19, 2016

Trials for Under 14 State Championships are being held this Sunday.

Make sure you register as a player with GCWP prior to Sunday to be covered by insurance

If you are interested check out the facebook event for more information.

2016 Summer Season Information

By on August 4, 2016

The summer season is only 2 months away with the first competition night being Thursday 6 October. Please refer to the following information relating to the upcoming season.

Team Nominations

Team nominations are now open and will be closing on Friday 9 SeptemberPlease submit your team name, team list of at least 10 players, manager’s name, email and phone number to your grade coordinator or

Team Fees

Team fees will be the same as last year being $1400 if paid by Friday 7 October of $1500 if paid thereafter. Teams not paying team fee by Friday 11 November may be withdrawn from the competition.

B-Grade Eligibility Amendment

The committee have agreed on this amendment with the intent to better align the men’s competition with our long term goals.

Players will allowed to play either be B-grade or A-grade.  Nominated A-grade players will not be allowed to play B-grade.  Players born in 1999 (will be 17 or under as of 31 Dec 2016) will be eligible to play both.  B-grade players can play A-grade 5 times before they are no longer eligible to play B-grade after their 6th game of A-grade.  Playersparticipating within the spirit of B-grade will still be encouraged.

We are expecting that, with this change, some teams who have relied heavily on people playing both grades will be looking for additional players and some teams will dissolve.  The committee, through the grade coordinators, will actively assist the merging of teams and transfer of players to ensure that everyone who is displaced finds a new team.

Compulsory Team Managers Meeting

There will be a team managers meeting held on Thursday September 22 to discuss the upcoming season including team duties, team obligations, referees and any other related matters.  Teams not sending a representative will have their team fee automatically increased to $1500.

Water Polo Qld Registrations

WPQ registrations can be submitted through this form

Grade Coordinators

Contact Grade Coordinators or the President for more info.

A-Grade – Jason Sheridan,

B-Grade – Grant Willis,

Women’s – Sybilla Ingwersen,

President – Peter McLean,


Waterpolo QLD Casual Development Officer Roles

By on July 29, 2016

WPQ is seeking expressions of interest for Casual Development Officers to commence work at Schools throughout term 3 and 4. The role, in conjunction with Ben (Development Coordinator) is to provide assistance in the delivery of a range of programs including FlippaBall, and Junior Water Polo at Primary and Secondary Schools. For your convenience have attached a position description to this email.

Casual Development officers will assist WPQ and Ben in the delivery of programs through coaching, umpiring and the promotion of Water Polo in a professional and enthusiastic manner.

A Blue Card (for those over 18) and background in Water Polo is essential, a Level 1 Club Coach accreditation is desired.

You can read more about the responsibilities here or for further information please contact Ben at


Winter competition

By on June 24, 2016

The winter comp is starting next week!

  • When: Thursday 30th June at 6:30pm and running for 10 weeks
  • Cost: $2 per night in addition to pool entry

We will be happy to have regular teams if there is sufficient interest or just mix people up each week if not.

Attend the Facebook event so you don’t forget!

Become a waterpolo referee

By on June 24, 2016

To all members interested in refereeing.

We will be hosting a referees course in preparation for the upcoming season.

• When: Sunday 17 July 9am to 3pm with follow up during winter comp
• Where: Miami pool
• Cost: Free and you will get lunch provided
• Who: Anyone interested, particularly if your team does not already have a referee.

RSVP: Email to register your interest or for more info.

Being a referee is a great way to better understand the game and improve your abilities as a player. We also pay our fully qualified referees.

Keep up to date by attending the Facebook event