NSW Country

Each year Water Polo NSW selects teams to play for NSWs in Water Polo Australia’s Country Championships.

Usually, WPNSW sends 4 teams, an A and a B team for both Men’s and Women’s comps:

  • Water Polo NSW Blues
  • Water Polo NSW Waratahs

This is an opportunity for the best regional players across NSW to come together and compete against the other States to be crowned country champions.

NSW Teams are selected at our NSW Open Country Club Championships (OCC), held annually on Australia Day Long Weekend.

Australia Country Championships is also a selection event for Australian Country Teams for any tours, competitions, or events WPA enters.  

Find Out More About NSW Open Country Clubs

The Process

  • NSW players submit an EOI - expressing their interest in selection at OCC’s
  • Water Polo NSW selectors watch OCC games and select players
  • Selected players are invited to join a NSW team
    • Opportunity also for regional coaches and referees to get involved
  • Team’s train in Sydney for a day / weekend prior to tournament
  • Teams travel to and compete at Australia Country Championships

*Individual players are required to pay for flights/travel, accommodation, any team vehicle hire, coaching levies, team uniform + swimmers, and team entry costs.

Open Country Clubs - Albury Wodonga, 27-29th January 2023

AUS Country Champs - Far North Coast – dates TBC

Open Country Clubs - Far North Coast, 21-23rd January 2022

AUS Country Champs - Canberra 27-30th April 2022

NSW Open Country Clubs - Canberra 24-26th April 2021

AUS Country Champs - Gold Coast, 26-29th May 2021