Innovative Changes to Promising Water Polo Competition Year Ahead

Published Wed 20 Mar 2024

Water Polo NSW is sharing some updates regarding the upcoming changes in the competition structure for the 2024-2025 season. After thorough discussions and consultations with our partner State Associations, alongside Water Polo Australia, we have collectively reviewed and refined the delivery of the National State Championships, aligning it with our overarching national competition calendar and pathway programs.

National State Championships

In a significant shift, the 15&U and 17&U Men’s and Women’s National State Championships will now take place concurrently, at the same venue, from the 26th to the 30th of September 2024, set against the stunning backdrop of the Gold Coast. This change aims to foster greater cohesion and synergy among participants while enhancing the overall experience of the championship.

In consultation with the Water Polo Australia High Performance staff and Pathways staff in our partner state associations, this event will see one team per division compete for the National State Championship Title and offer Nationally Identified athletes the opportunity to be selected for the Water Polo Australia National Age Group Program.

Additionally, the 19&U National State Championships will undergo a transformation, transitioning into a Talent Identification Camp. Stay tuned for further details regarding dates, venues, and registration processes, which will be announced shortly.

Australian Youth Water Polo Championships

Water Polo Australia will soon unveil new dates for the Australian Youth Water Polo Championships for 2025. We eagerly anticipate confirming these details in the upcoming weeks, so keep an eye out for the official announcement.

Development and Performance Programs

Here at Water Polo NSW, we understand the importance of catering to the diverse needs of our members, both in the metropolitan area and across regional communities. That's why we're delighted to announce that we've initiated consultations with a High Performance Focus group, representing a wide array of clubs and associations. Together, we're working to define the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder in the development of a comprehensive WPNSW Performance Program that seamlessly integrates with the National Framework.

As part of our commitment to excellence, we're in the planning stages for our Development and Performance Programs for the 2024-2025 season. Rest assured, we'll be releasing details shortly, ensuring that our programs continue to provide valuable opportunities for growth and advancement within the sport.

Stay Informed

We acknowledge that these changes may not be welcome news and we appreciate your understanding as we navigate through this change. We encourage all members of the Water Polo NSW community to stay informed and engaged as we embark on these exciting changes. Keep an eye on our official communication channels for updates and announcements regarding the National State Championships, Australian Youth Water Polo Championships, and our upcoming Development and Performance Programs.

At Water Polo NSW, we're dedicated to fostering a vibrant and inclusive environment where every participant can thrive and succeed. We look forward to embarking on this journey of innovation and excellence together, shaping the future of water polo in New South Wales and beyond.

For any inquiries or further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.