Girls Making Waves

Whether learning to play or looking to raise your game in the pool or on pool deck, Girls Making Waves provides safe and fun water polo for girls and women.

Many girls new to water polo struggle to tread water and throw a ball at the same time. At Water Polo NSW we offer an introductory skills program where girls can learn the basics of the game in a fun and welcoming environment.

"It’s not the traditional game of water polo with four quarters. Girls Making Waves is about creating an enjoyable water polo experience for girls that may not have previously considered the sport, with the goal to give them the confidence to join a club"

Suzanne Ramke, President Water Polo NSW

Sessions include:

  • Land based fundamental movement skills like throwing and catching a ball

  • Shallow water fun and games - once the girls get in the water it’s at the shallow end

  • Target practice and shooting at goal

  • Floatation assisted games - brightly coloured inflatable tubes are a feature of the program and the girls each get one to splash around in for the session

Inspiring the girls is our Chief Fun Officer (traditionally known as a Head Coach) Bec Rippon, dual Olympian, Olympic Bronze Medalist and current NSW Institute of Sport Head coach.

Read about sharing our love of water polo


Funding from the Her Sport Her Way grant program of the NSW Office of Sport is incredibly important for the Girls Making Waves program. It enabled Water Polo NSW to design and deliver an inclusive experience specifically for girls, where ambassadors of the sport share their love of the game with a new generation of girls.

Girls Making Waves

It's been an amazing two seasons delivering Girls Making Waves water polo to girls aged 7-12 across NSW!

We have loved visiting:

  • Tenterfield
  • Tamworth
  • Newcastle
  • Illawarra
  • Orange
  • Cootamundra
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Albury-Wodonga