We have put together all the questions we can think of about everything you need to know, and even answered them too.
What are the event details for 2018/2019?
We are super stoked to FINALLY let the cat out of the bag and tell you that our first two events will be at Wollongong (December 1 & 2) and Cronulla (January 5 & 6)! These are the first event of many, but unfortunately, we are still so busy visiting beaches, talking water polo, swimming around event locations and other awful tasks, that we can't announce ALL the locations for Beach Water Polo Fours 2018. We will let you know all the juicy details very shortly (I don't know how we find the time)!
What are the different team categories?
Great question, this year we are now offering mens, womens & mixed competitions!
There won't be a junior competition this season, but anyone over the age of 14 is more than welcome to enter. If you are a bit younger and really want to play, chuck us an email at email@example.com and we can chat!
Do I have to go to all the locations?
We are not going to force you to go to all of the different locations, however you are more than welcome to come to all of them. You can pick and choose as many or as few events as you like and have different team mates for different locations. There will be different location reveals throughout the summer, and roughly one event per month.
Can I register in two teams?
We are stoked that you are super popular and all, so we are happy for you to play in both a mixed team and in your gender team. Unfortunately, due to draw clashes we can't let you play in two teams within the same category. E.g. men cannot play for two men's teams. Get it? Good.
But hey, you can play in as many different locations as you like!
How do I register?
You can jump on board and register for any Beach Water Polo Fours event as they are announced.
When registrations open, we will post the link anywhere and everywhere (even right here) for you to register your team.
Team captains will need to create a team and password (and for the love of carbs, please make the password easy to remember or write it down). Your team members can then use this information to join the team and pay individually online. That means no more chasing your flaky mates to transfer you money - happy days! Team captains also have the option to pre-pay for the team and send team mates the link to register their details. This registration will be for that event location only, which means if you would like to attend multiple events, you will need to register separately.
How many people can I have in my team?
Each team is allowed between 4 and 8 players.
I want to play but I don’t have a team, what do I do?
We want everyone to play, so if you want to play and don’t have a team, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can try our best to match you up with other players that are in the same boat.
Is there any event merchandise I can buy?
We have teamed up again with the best in the business to provide you with top of the range event merchandise from Delfina! We are talking water polo swimmers, tie-back one pieces, bikinis, mens swimmers, back packs, mesh bags, towels, swim caps, t-shirts and singlets! Check them out on our very special merchandise page.
To purchase any merch, just add it to your cart during the registration process! We will then have your merchandise ready to be collected and flaunted at the event! OR you can purchase it right here and have the option to have it shipped right to your front door step. Please note that Wollongong merchandise orders have now closed, however we will have limited stock available on the day for you to purchase.
I have already registered but forgot to buy merchandise, what do I do?
Calm down, we have got you covered. Log back in to your ActiveWorks account that you used to register, and you are free as a bird to purchase all the event merchandise your heart desires. Alternatively you can buy it on our website Merchandise page and select ‘pick up at event’ or have it shipped to you.
Can I purchase the event merchandise on the day?
We might have some spare stock available to purchase on the event days, but numbers will be limited. You are, however, able to make an order on the day and we will organise to ship it to you in only a matter of weeks. The only way we can ensure you get the merchandise you want on the day is to tell you to buy it while you are registering online. That way you won’t have to put up with a shirt that is 5 sizes too big.
Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we can't give out refunds, however, if you want to transfer your registration to a friend we can make that happen! This can be done yourself by logging back into your account through the link in the confirmation email we sent you after you registered. Worst case, send an email to email@example.com and we can help you out.
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What if the event is cancelled?
In the unlikely case that the weather ruins all the fun, the event will be postponed to a later date. Every player registered will receive a discount code to receive free entry to the new date.
What equipment do I need?
Caps and balls will be provided, so all you need to play is some swimwear and a good attitude. If you want to be the best looking team on the day and wear matching swimwear, we have a good looking range of togs available for purchase, or you can talk to our mates at Delfina.
What are the rules?
We have come up with some wonderful rules we think you’ll like, and have put them all very conveniently on our rules page: https://beachwaterpolofours.com/rules/
How many games will I play?
Unfortunately we have no psychics here at headquarters, so we have no way to predict the amount of teams that will enter. Annoying, we know, but we do have someone here who has said that every team will play a minimum of three games. Once registrations have closed, that certain someone will make a draw and send a carrier pigeon to tell you exactly how many games you will be playing. Hey, not so bad after all.
I am a beginner water polo player. Am I going to get smashed?
Certainly not! This event was created with players of all levels and abilities in mind. We are encouraging players of all levels to come and experience Beach Water Polo Fours, so no experience is needed! We even wrote a blog post about it here so you can see for yourself that anyone can play!
Can I bring my boat?
We heard that boats enjoy watching water polo, so we have organised for them to come along to our Bundeena event. If you intend to bring your boat, please let us know when registering or email us at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Unfortunately, boats are not allowed to come to the other locations, so you will need to get a babysitter.
What else should I bring?
Consider SUPs, surfboards, row boats, inflatable flamingos, every other trendy inflatable toy, tents and umbrellas officially added to the ‘bring it to Wollongong if you have it’ category. Heck, you can even bring your trained dolphin.
No all event locations allow the use of SUPs, surfboards and boats etc. but we will let you know for those specific events.
I just read that whole page and you didn't answer my question.
Well gosh almighty, that's a shame. Send your question to email@example.com and we will be sure to answer it better than this page does.