A New Way to Play...
Beach Water Polo is a new and exciting concept that is about to hit the shores (or should we say shorelines) of Australia! Open to participants of all ages, skill levels and fitness, Beach Water Polo is a modified format, played on a smaller field and with only 4 players. With men's, women's & mixed competitions open to all ages and levels, there is nothing stopping you from diving in and giving it a go!
The inaugural Beach Water Polo Fours tournament was held at Bundeena on the 16th and 17th of December, 2017 and with such great feedback from our 2017 debut, we are bringing Beach Water Polo Fours to you in 2018!
Beach Water Polo is a day out for families, friends and team mates. An opportunity to spend a day in and out of the water with plenty of activities planned. You can swim out and spectate from the water, bring your own kayak or paddle board, or kick back on the beach and relax. This unique and exciting playing experience is a first of its kind in Australia and we want to create an unforgettable day for everyone involved.
If this sounds like you and you would love to get involved, keep an eye on our social media for event dates and location announcements.
In 2018 Beach Water Polo Fours will be going to new locations throughout the season!
We are excited to reveal that our very first location for 2018 will be at Wollongong Harbour! Perfectly nestled between the escarpment and the sea, Wollongong boasts the best that nature has to offer, including a sublime coastline that features a waveless harbour. Surrounded by ample cafes and parks, and accessible by train, bus and car, this is the ultimate Beach Water Polo Fours location to start the season!
Beach Water Polo is everything we love about water polo, but opened up for everyone! Played on a smaller field with with only 4 players and turnaround restarts- less up and back swimming means more time playing!
Games are overseen by official referees and played on a centralised time clock, so the ball is always in play. This modified format allows for all fitness and skill levels and aims to maximise enjoyment of the sport.
The tournament itself will be over a weekend, where we aim to give teams a minimum of 3 games - it might not sound like much, but trust us, it's heaps! We will be putting on a players night somewhere near each of our locations on the Saturday of the event, so even if you have had a rough day in the water, you can always make up for it on the dance floor. Remember - if you can't win the game, at least win the party!
Draws will be released in the week before the event, with the number of teams determining the competition format, where we will aim to provide bowl, plate and championship playoffs.
To get a full list of all the unique rules head over to the rules page!
Teams and Registration
It's never been easier to organise a team than Beach Water Polo Fours! For team captains, create a team with a password and invite your mates to join! That means, no more chasing up people for money or their personal details - just send them the team password and they can sort themselves! Team captains can even pre-pay for up to 7 players if necessary, sending them email links to join. You can also purchase event merchandise during this process, or log back in later to order.
Teams are minimum 4 players and a maximum of 8, and are separated male, female and mixed. Depending on popular demand, we will try to ensure that teams play similarly matched teams where ever possible!