2019/20 Sign On
Summer is Coming - and so is the new Water Polo season. See you at sign on - Sunday September 8.
Australia is Calling
Australia is Calling.... and it's answered again by Sophie, Charlize and Kasey. The trio have been selected to play for AUS in the Junior World Championships in Portugal in September.
Are You Ready?
If you are Ready - then we are Set to Go!
FlippaBall and ReadySetGoPolo are coming soon.
Just email email@example.com
Winter Training Round 2
Round 2 of Winter Training for Juniors and Seniors is on the way. Read More for details or for further enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Kedron-Wavell Community Grant
Many thanks must go to Kedron-Wavell Services Club for their continued support of Polo Bears.
Winter Training Begins
Do you want to maintain and improve skills over winter? We've got you covered.......
PlayWaterPolo & FlippaBall Clinics
Would you like to try Water Polo? Are you between 6 & 13 years old? Are your Sundays in June free? If you answered yes here is your perfect opportunity to try an awsome new sport.......
Registration is now open
The new 2018/2019 Season is upon us and it is now time to register. You must be registered and fully paid beofre the commencement of your first game. Register Here.
Pre Season Training
Starts Next Week
Sundays from 26 August
2 - 3:30pm
U14, 15, 16, 17 Girls
Thursdays from 23 Ausust
6:30 - 8pm
Albany Creek Leisure Centre
2018/19 Season Sign On Day
Our 2018/19 Sign on Day will be held on 19 August from 1:30pm at Albany Creek Leisure Centre. Come along and register your interest for the new season, Bring your bathers - bring some firends .
Polo Bears on the World Stage
There is just no stopping these 3 long time Polo Bears. Charlize, Kasey and Sophie make up 3 out of 5 Queenslanders selected to respresnt Australia at the FINA Youth World Championships. The championchips beginning on 27 August in Belgrade, Serbia, will be the culmination of a month long European Tour. What a fantastic achievement girls!
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS
NORTH BRISBANE WATER POLO CLUB
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Where : Dental Depot Boardroom 1/121 Newmarket Rd Windsor
When: Sunday July 22
Time: 2:30 pm
Polo Bears joining Team Queensland
Huge congratulations to those girls and boys listed below who have earned thier spot with Team Queensland, travelling to the Pan Pacs in New Zealand in July. What a great experience for you all. It is a direcrt result of lots of hard work and dedication and our Club is proud of you.
U14 White Boys
Claudia Czerniawski (reserve)
U18 Maroon Girls
U18 White Girls
QLD Breakers Last Home Games
The Australian Water Polo League is drawing to a close. The Queensland Breakers will be playing their last home games at the Valley Pool Next weekend.
Queensland Breakers v Fremantle Marlins
Thursday 26th April
W 7:30pm – M 9:00pm
Saturday 28th April
M 6:00pm – W 7:30pm
Winter Training - ABSOLUTELY!
Want to maintain and improve skills as well as meet and play with friends? Then winter training at Albany Creek Leisure Centre is for you.
Junior U12 - U14
2.00pm - 3.30pm
commencing 20 May
$65 per player
Senior U14 - U17
6.30pm - 8.00pm
commencing 3 May
$100 per player
For further enquiries or to secure your place email
email@example.com (Junior) &
WPQ Regional Training Centres
Applications are now open for WPQ RTC program 🤽
Born '98 - '06 athletes who would like to participate in a Regional Training Centre will need to fill out the following form and indicate their preferred training location, Brisbane, Noosa, Kawana, Gold Coast or Rockhampton before April 22: https://form.jotform.co/80280857851867
Detailed information regarding this program can be found here
Queensland Squads Announced
Special mention to our Youngest Polo Bears announced in the Queensland State Squads, Claudia Czerniawski, Josh Eyles and Josh Hill. What a great achievement to be recognised for your efforts throughout the season. Congrats also to Charlize, Emma, Erin, Kasey, Kate, Mae, Sophie, Tay & Taylah. Now the hard work begins!
Check out the full squads here
BWPI Finals Information
With Semis and Finals fast approaching please read the following information from BWPI regarding preperation for finals.
End of Season Celebration & Trophy Presentation
Come along and help celebrate the end of another successful season
Sunday the 25th of March
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Enoggera Bowls Club
Play Water Polo Clinics
Swimmers looking for a new challenge? Young water lovers looking for a team sport? We have got you covered. Come and join our Flippa Ball and Clinic Program at Craigslea State High School Pool. Sunday mornings just got more exciting and fun! for more information or to secure your place email firstname.lastname@example.org
Queensland Breakers Home Games
The National League Draw has been released.
There will be 11 home games at The Valley this year, starting with the Battle of Brisbane on 3 February.
Get your teams together and head out to see some of Australias best Water Polo and Support our National League Team.
Merry Christmas to all our Polo Bears members. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. Training will recommence Monday the 22nd of January.
Calendar Reminders from Water Polo Queensland
As 2017 draws to a close we have some date reminders for 2018.
- 14U Club Nationals entries open January 7th and close February 7th
- 18U Club Nationals entries open January 7th and close February 7th
- QLD Country 14U EOI https://www.waterpoloqld.com.au/14u-queensland-country-expression-interest/
- QLD Country Open Draft EOI https://form.jotform.co/73451323351852
- BWPI commences Saturday January 27th
- State Team Program information session Saturday January 27th *To be announced
Meg is a Winner!
Congratulations to long time Polo Bear Meg Wilcox on being awarded the Referee Encourangement Award at U16 Club Nationals in Hobart last Month.
Game Day App
With the Water Polo Season now upon us the new Game Day App is a really useful tool in trying to keep up with the game draws.
Game Draw released for first 2 rounds
The game draw has now been released for rounds 1 & 2. Check the View the Games Draw link on the right side of this page.
BREAKERS are BACK
BREAKERS are BACK! - and looking forward to the 2018 National League Season.
We would like to invite interested Club players to register their interest in joining our Player or Development ranks for the upcoming season.
We look forward to providing your club players with an opportunity to prepare and ultimately play in Australia’s elite Water Polo competition – with the QLD Breakers.
Training This Week
Training Tonight – Monday 11th 6.30pm Albany Creek Pool
All 18 players
Training - Thursday 14th Sept. 6.30pm Albany Creek Pool
14A and 15B Girls
Sign-on Day for 2017/18 Season
Sign on Day for new and existing members.
WHERE: Albany Creek Leisure Centre
WHEN: Sunday 10th September 2017
TIME: 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Come & Play Water Polo with Polo Bears.
We will have the BBQ fired up and uniform sizing available.
The pool is booked and coaches will be there so bring bathers.
Catch up with old friends and meet some new ones.
New members will be able to come & try.
Come and try Australia's fastest growing team sport - Water Polo - with the North Brisbane Polo Bears. Flippa Ball! There's no better way to have fun in the water.
Ready Set Go Water Polo
Want to try a summer sport that is fun and energetic? The North Brisbane Polo Bears are running their training clinic, ReadySetGoPolo, to help 'get ready' for the season. It's loads of fun, a great way to meet new people and take part in Australia's fasting growing team sport! Commences August 13th.
Winter Training - ABSOLUTELY!
Attention all Polo Bears!!!!! Winter skills sessions with Breakers start on the 28th of July. Have you secured your place yet? These are brilliant sessions for all players wanting to keep skills up during winter and be ready for the coming season. Outstanding coaches, great venue & positive feedback from all our players that have attended over the last several seasons!
An Opportunity too good to miss - Winter Water Polo clinic at the indoor, heated Redciffle Pool. Come and try the Olympics oldest team sport. It's easy to get hooked!
Annual Trophy Presentation Day
The season may be over but there is no time to rest. Our Annual Trophy Presentation day is Sunday the 26th of March at Enoggera Bowls Club, 2 - 4 pm.
Under 13's Round Robin at Kawana Waters
A couple of weeks ago the Under 13 girl's team went up to Kawana Waters for a round robin tournament. They did very well winning 2 of their 3 games and putting in a fantastic effort. Go Bears!
Play Water Polo Clinics
What a great line up at our Play Water Polo Clinics at Craigslea over the weekend. These clinics will continue to run for the next 4 weeks so for information email email@example.com
Battle of Brisbane
Come on down and take a seat for an epic Battle on Saturday night. The Valley Pool will host Breakers and Barraducdas with Women at 7pm and Men at 8:30.Drinks and BBQ available. Go Break Em!
Water Polo Queensland Benchmarking Sessions
If you are interested in being considered for off season training at one of the new regional training centres please complete the Expression of Interest here
U12 Clinics at Craigslea
When: Sundays from 9 - 10:30 AM
From: 19 February 2017 for 5 weeks
Where: Craigslea State School Pool
685 Hamilton Road, Chermside West
Who: Ages 7 - 11 years
Cost: $50 per player
New and returning Players Welcome
For further information or to register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
National League Water Polo Kicks off in Brisbane
Round One Breakers V Hunter Hurricanes
Thursday 12 January 7:30 Men 9:00 Women
Saturday 14 January 7:00 Women 8:30 Men
All Games $5 Entry
Bar & BBQ on Saturday
Free sausage sizzle for kids in club shirts
We are excited!
Polo Headz Summer Clinics
HURRY HURRY HURRY REGISTRATIONS CLOSING THIS THURSDAY - DO NOT MISS OUT! Grow Water Polo will be again be facilitating the Polo Headz summer clinics. Check it out!http://www.growwaterpolo.com.au/polo-headz.html There will be 2, 3 day camps for ages ranging from born 2004 all the way to 1999 run in the first 2 weeks of January. Click on the link below for more information regarding the clinics and registration process. It’s a great opportunity to keep skills up over the long Christmas break. The coaching line up is, as always, impressive to say the least.
Under 14's state training at Sandgate
U14 state team had a team bonding session is preparation for state titles in December.
Fox Sports Pulse App
With the Water Polo Season upon us remember the Fox Sports Pulse App is a really useful tool in trying to keep up with the game draws - especially if you have, like most Polo Bears families, more than one child or one game a week to keep track of. Those club members using it already have found this a simple and very user friendly tool. When you have the App installed simply choose Water Polo as your sport, Search for Water Polo Queensland or BWPI and select your team. Once you have done this you can save your team to favourites and it will appear on you home screen from then. This app willl also give you results and ladders.
The following Holiday Training sessions are being held at Albany Creek Pool. All Welcome.
Monday 19th September 6.30 – 8.00pm
Monday 26th September 6.30 – 8.00pm
A BIG THANK YOU to all players, coaches, parents and volunteers who have attended and assisted with trials for the 2016/17 season over the past two Sundays. It was exciting to see so many old and new faces join us. Team lists and training times are currently being finalised and players will be notified by email over the next week. A Welcome to the Polo Bears afternoon is earmarked for the Sunday 11th of September so stay tuned.
Water Polo QUEENSLAND Flippa Ball Program
Water Polo Queensland are running a 4 week Flippa Ball Program at Kelvin Grove State College, Fridays and Sundays starting Friday October 14. What a fantastic opportunity to get our young people involved in our beloved sport.
Wenesday 17th August
Dental Depot Boardroom
1/121 Newmarket Rd Windsor
Trial Dates for 2016/17 Season
Trial dates have now been set for the upcoming season for new and returning players in all junior age groups.
SUNDAY 21ST & 28th AUGUST
1.30-3.00PM – All Players 2001 and younger looking to play 13, 14, 15 or 16 years age division.
2.30-4.00PM – All Players aged 2001 and older looking to play in the 18 years age division.
There is no need to register, and there is no obligation to join – just turn up with your togs! Free pool entry.
Our official Sign On day will be held on September 11th once our teams have been finalised. Come and meet your team mates and coach, order uniforms and enjoy the BBQ.
ALBANY CREEK LEISURE CENTRE - EXPLORER DRIVE ALBANY CREEK
After this recent statement from BWPI
"To ensure a fair and competitive competition, BWPI welcomes “Development Teams”, and will endeavour accommodate requests that they can play a year up in an older age group. However, in principle BWPI will place these teams in a lower division (e.g. “B” instead of “A” Division) to prevent development teams being ‘non-competitive’ and thereby skewing the competition"
POLO BEARS are offering the opportunity for girls that play for their schools to have a second game on Saturdays in their next age division, just turn up to the trials listed. Quite a number of our Junior Girls have been playing both school and club in different age groups for years.
Polo Bears Come 'n' Try Sessions
AUSTRALIA’S RAPIDLY GROWING OLYMPIC SPORT WANTS YOU!!!
WHEN: SUNDAYS FROM 2.30PM TO 4.00PM
FROM: 14TH AUGUST 2016 FOR 5 WEEKS
WHERE: ALBANY CREEK LEISURE CENTRE EXPLORER DRIVE ALBANY CREEK
WHO: Boys & Girls born 2002 & younger who are strong swimmers
New and returning Players Welcome
Winter Skills Sessions with KFC Breakers
Get Ready for 2016/2017 running every Friday afternoon at the BGS pool.
· 4.30 - 6.00pm.
· Born 2000 or later.
· $10.00 per session.
· Coaches Tony Hardy, Amanda Leeson-Smith, Kate Swete Kelly and Aitor Pinho + KFC Queensland Breakers NWPL squad members.
Polo Bears Donning Maroon
There is a bevy of talented Polo Bears out and about representing Queensland during July. The East Coast Challenge will be held in Melbourne this year at Albert Park and Will Bryant will take his place in the Maroon team for Queensland. Heading off to New Zealand to play in the North Harbour Series and then onto the Pan Pacs are Tay Barrett, Kate Power, Erin Zappia, Josh Andrews and Finlay Ford. Well Done Polo Bears.
THREE - not 1, not 2, but THREE!!!!
THREE - not 1, not 2, but THREE!!!! Polo Bears selected in the Australian 2000 Born Teams travelling to New Zealand in July for the Pan Pacs. What an extraordinary effort girls. We wish you well Charlize Andrews, Sophie Milliken and Kasey Williams-Dalziel. These three girls have also been chosen in the team that will stay on in Auckland after the Pan Pacs for a test series against New Zealand. Way to Go Girls.
2016 B00 / B01 State Squads were announced by Water Polo Queensland yesterday
Three must be our lucky Number! Congratulations to our 3 girls Tay Barrett, Kate Power and Erin Zappia, and our 3 boys Josh Andrews, Finlay Ford, and Patrick Lyndon. Go Hard Polo Bears and best of luck with team selections. For further details click here.
Polo Bears U16 State Titles Winners
Congratulations to our U16A team on taking out the gold medal at last weekend’s state titles. The girls were undefeated in all games and had a very tight final against All Hallows, but managed to power through and take the match with a final score of 6-5. Under the guidance of Coach Akos Janosi and management of Karilyn Milliken it really was a winning formula. Thanks to all those who came and supported us in the final, it was a thrilling game to watch. Winners are grinners and coaches get wet! Thanks also to our resident photographer Richard Smith who captured some great images for us.
Polo Bears Snow at U16 State Titles
Well done to our Polo Bears Snow team for their performance at the U16 State Titles last weekend. Coach Chloe Hogan and Manager Paul Hardy led their team of mostly U15’s through a weekend of tough competition with a whole lot of team spirit. It was a great experience all round for the players, most of whom I’m sure, will be back next year for another go at the title. Way to go girls!
How Much Water Polo can you Bear?
Here is an amazing opportunity for all Polo Bears to secure a spot in winter clinics run by Grow Water Polo. I have it on good authority that our own 16A coach Akos Janosi will be taking these sessions. What a great way to gear up for the 2016/17 season. Please contact Grow Water Polo for more information and bookings. http://www.growwaterpolo.com.au/clinics.html
U14 Boys Club Nationals
Welcome home and congratulations to all our boys competing in the Club Nationals. By all accounts the boys thoroughly enjoyed this experience. In the stunning setting of the new Gold Coast Aquatic Centre our boys played hard and formed some solid friendships. Thanks must go to Coach Paul Rusnac who put the boys through their paces and the Martin Family for Managing Duties.
14U Girls Club Nationals Wrap Up
Several of our U14 Polo Bears combined with Barracudas to form the Barrabears at this year’s Club Champs in Albury/Wodonga. According to the girls, supporters and coaches the team made the absolute most of this opportunity. Coaches Chloe Hogan and (triple Olympian) Mel Rippon were even spotted in the pool with players during training sessions. Another highlight was meeting and having a photo opportunity with current Olympians Bronwyn Knox (former Polo Bear) & Nicola Zagme. The Barrabears went down in 5-4 in the shield final against City Beach Bears from WA and by all accounts it was a tough match. Our team parents have all agreed it was a great experience for the girls who have learned so much and a wonderful time was had by all involved.
Could this be your child??
Are you water polo's next poster kid?
Brisbane Water Polo Association and Water Polo Queensland are searching for boys and girls to be a part of our next marketing campaign.
Find out more information here: http://www.waterpoloqld.com.au/index.php…
3 Polo Bears in 2000 Australian Born Squad
A Big Shout out, Well Done and Enjoy to our own Sophie Milliken, Charlize Andrews and Kasey Williams Dalziel. The girls are off to Canberra this week as part of the 2000 Born Australian Squad. We all know how hard these girls work so it's fabulous to see it pay off for them. We wish you well.
A Huge Well Done and Thank You to our Club Person of the year award recipients Paul & Kym Hardy. My first trophy EVER, according to an excited Kym! The Hardys have been heavily involved with the junior girls over the last few years. Boys coach Anthony Lyndon was awarded the Tim Down Memorial Trophy. Both the Hardys and Anthony have quietly contributed an amazing amount to our Polo Bears club and we have been very lucky to have them on board.
Congratulations also to all our players who received awards this season.
Holiday Clinics and Winter Training with Grow Water Polo
Bjorn Galjaardt, the founder of Grow Water Polo, was the coach of our very successful in house Winter Training Program last year. Grow Water Polo are now conducting their own school holiday clinics and winter training. Please see attached information and refer to their website for more details. This is a great way to keep your feet in the water over the season break.
Girls Win Gold!!!!
Congratulations to all our U15A & U16A Girls who brought home Gold Medals at the BWPI Grand Finals. You do us proud. Thanks to all who turned out to support the girls on thier big day.
It's a BIG WEEKEND
A Big Congratulations to all our Polo Bears Players who competed this season. Thanks to all our Coaches, Managers, Referees and Volunteers. We are now at the Pointy End of the competition with our 15A & 16A girls going for Gold this weekend. The 15s will face Barras at 1:10pm and 16s will battle with All Hallows at the Valley Pool On Saturday. Lets get out in force and show our support. Trophy Presentations on Sunday - See you there!
U12 WATER POLO CLINIC – Sandgate Pool
Coaching by dual Olympian and
Olympic Gold Medallist Naomi McCarthy
COME & TRY AUSTRALIA’S RAPIDLY GROWING OLYMPIC SPORT OF WATER POLO!!!
WHEN: SATURDAY MORNINGS FROM 7:30AM TO 8:30AM
FROM: 5 MARCH 2016 FOR 3 WEEKS
WHERE: SANDGATE POOL, 231 FLINDERS PDE, SANDGATE
Round Two Begins
Welcome back to round 2, Polo Bears. Games begin this Saturday except for girls and boys 16A teams. Best of luck to our players who are competing in U18 state titles, being held at Valley Pool over this weekend.
Get Started Vouchers
Voucher applications open 27 January 2016.
Voucher applications close on 30 March 2016 or earlier if all available vouchers are allocated.
Vouchers must be presented to a registered club by 6 May 2016.
Vouchers must be redeemed online by 20 May 2016.
Visit our website and the frequently asked questions at http://www.qld.gov.au/…/sp…/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/ for more information
The following whole club training sessions will be run for the next two Sundays at ACLC for those who are able to attend:
Sunday 17th January – 3.00pm – 4.30pm – all players
Sunday 24th January – 3.00pm – 4.30pm - all players, except for 13A,14A & 15B Girls who commence their regular Sunday training at Craigslea School Pool
ALL TEAMS COMMENCE REGULAR TRAINING WEEK COMMENCING SUNDAY 24th JANUARY – No Teams will be training on Australia Day.
Our Polo Bears Players who have been selected in the 2016 East Coast Challenge Squads.
Girls – Annika Uhlmann & Abbey Hogan
Boys – Will Bryant & Thomas Martin
Way to go Polo Bears! We hope you will all train hard and best of luck with team selections.
Full squad details can be viewed here.
The players, officials and families of Polobears North Brisbane Water Polo Club wish to extend our heartfelt condolence to the family and friends of Cole Miller following his untimely and tragic passing. We are all deeply saddened by the events of the past few days, and as fellow members of the wider Water Polo community in Brisbane we can only offer our deepest sympathies at this enormously difficult time for the Miller family.
Our thoughts are with you all.
2015 U14 State Titles
High praise came from Coach Chloe after this weekend’s State Titles "Our U14 girls played some great water polo and improved out of sight over this weekend". Well done girls, enjoy your Christmas break and see you all soon!
U14 State Titles
A Big Well Done to all our Polo Bears Boys competing in the U14 State Titles over the weekend. A great result for the team and their coach Paul Rusnac.
Check out the results here.
2015 U12 Wrap up
A huge THANK YOU must go to Naomi McCarthy for coaching our U12s this term. We definitely saw some new Polo Bears champions in the making. Great work everyone!
U12 WATER POLO CLINIC – Sandgate Pool
Coaching by dual Olympian and Olympic Gold Medallist Naomi McCarthy
COME & TRY AUSTRALIA’S RAPIDLY GROWING OLYMPIC SPORT OF WATER POLO!!!
WHEN: WEDNESDAYS FROM 3:30PM TO 4:30PM
FROM: 28th OCTOBER 2015 FOR 6 WEEKS
WHERE: SANDGATE POOL, 231 FLINDERS PDE, SANDGATE
DETAILS: Boys & Girls born 2004 & younger.
The clinics will be held in the deep end of the pool, all players must be able to swim, but no water polo experience is required. Naomi will provide skills coaching for the basic skills of water polo and game practice at each session.
$80 per player - must be paid before commencement of clinic (no refunds for unattended weeks). Numbers limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. Depending on numbers, there may be an additional session offered from 4:30- 5:30pm. To Register - CLICK HERE or contact email@example.com
Think, Act, Play Coaches Award
The above award was presented to our very own coach Tom Milliken on the final day of the 16&U Club Nationals.
There are three slogans that underpin the THINK, ACT, PLAY program aimed at promoting positive behaviour and respect. Each slogan is relevant to everyone involved in the game.
THINK before you speak
ACT with respect
PLAY in the spirit of the game
What an achievement for our very first team entered in this championship event. It was great to see that Tom not only displayed such admirable qualities but fostered this amongst his players at every opportunity. Tom and our girls showed great tenacity and exceptional team spirit that never faltered throughout the week. It’s fantastic to know that the Polo Bears will be long remembered after this and one thing is for certain - WE'LL BE BACK!
16&U Club National Girls Team
Welcome home to our girls on their return from Perth. The U16 Team played on until the last day of competition in the Bowl Final. The team played hard and made everyone around them so very proud. Not only was this a team to be reckoned with in the pool, but a team you would want to be with! Way to go Polo Bears. A big thank you must also go to Karilyn Milliken for her managment of the team. Her experience in this area enabled the seamless running of the tour and her quiet watchful eye and attention to detail was appreciated by all. (It was also evident in some rather accidental photo bombing)
16&Under Club Nationals
Best of luck to our girls who will be travelling to Perth to compete in the 16&U Club National Tournament next week.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
A big thank you must go out to all players, parents and coaches who attended our sign on days over the last two weeks. What a great success. Polo Bears will be fielding teams in all BWPI junior divisions and several senior divisions also. Training will commence for all teams during the week beginning 6 October, with some variations due to the Monday public holiday. Keep an eye on your inbox for emails from your team manager regarding relevant training and game times.
Grow Water Polo Holiday & Term 4 Sessions are here
Hone your skills with Björn Galjaardt
Busy times! We are getting closer to the holidays. Club Nationals is around the corner. For those who want to continue with a specific personal session, now is your chance. For the holidays and term 4 we start our morning sessions!
For extra holiday sessions AND term 4 session, please click on the pdf attachment or click here to download from the website.
Hope to see you in and around the pool. Good luck with preparations for upcoming season! - Kind regards!
(Founder) of Grow Water Polo
Sport Performance Professional
Water Polo Coach
U12 Clinic & Competition
COME & TRY AUSTRALIA’S RAPIDLY GROWING OLYMPIC SPORT OF WATER POLO!!!
Winter Training Now Underway
Just a reminder that Monday night Winter Training Starts next week, August 3. See you there Polo Bears. Sunday Sessions continue to be a great success. Thanks to Bjorn, our coaches and players. Keep up the Polo Bears Spirit!
Water Polo Open Day
2015 WPQ Open DayWater Polo Queensland invites all budding and aspiring Water Polo players to attend its 2015 Come 'N' Try Open Day. Join us at the Centenary Aquatic Centre (Gregory Tce, Spring Hill) on August 2nd from 1:00 - 3:00pm, for some fun Water Polo activities, skills and drills.
The event will be a great opportunity to meet local Brisbane Clubs, make new friends and learn some new skills. All stations are run by Water Polo Queensland staff, accredited coaches and volunteers.
Feel free to turn up on the day, otherwise register your interest with Water Polo Queensland here, and take part in a fun afternoon of Water Polo
There will be cool giveaways on the day with a free BBQ held in the afternoon.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, register your interest via SurveryMonkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QWVTZLW
Polo Bears Representing Queensland
State Teams Announced
This School Holidays Brisbane will play host to some great Water Polo Competitions. The 2015 East Coast Challenge and Trans Tasman Water Polo Tournaments will be held at the Valley and All Hallows School Pools from 8 to12 July.
Charlize Andrews, Tay Barrett, Kate Power, Mae Rodgers, Kasey Williams-Dalziel, Finlay Ford and Callum Sanders for their selection in the East Coast Challenge teams.
Sophie Milliken and Josh Andrews for their selection in the Trans Tasman teams.
This year we have seen an amazing number of Polo Bears selected to play in these tournaments and this is a reflection of the support of everyone involved. As a club we are so very proud of all our players, parents, coaches, umpires, managers and all those who put their time and effort into helping to keep our water polo club running.
If you would like to come along and support these teams you can view games times by clicking on the link full draw click here
Congratulations Sophie Milliken and Josh Andrews
A big Well Done must go out to our Polo Bears Sophie Milliken and Josh Andrews for making their respective Trans Tasman Teams. Games are being played in Brisbane during July School Holidays. Can't wait to see Polo Bears out in force to support our own!
Breakers Need You!
KFC QLD Breakers last home game of the season will be taking place on Saturday the 2nd of May.
The teams will battle it out in a local Derby against Barras. Don't miss a minute! Women at 7.00pm and Men at 8.30pm. Valley pool. Show your support by kitting yourself out in your best Red and White attire! Let’s get behind this great event and see lots of North Brisbane Polo Bears supporters there.
U16 State Titles
The last weekend in the 2014/15 Season calendar saw 3 Polo Bears teams compete in the U16 State Titles. Our teams all placed well in the competition, especially considering most of our players were sourced from lower age groups. A big Well Done to Sophie Milliken and Josh Andrews who have been selected in the Trans Tasman Squads. As always you make us proud.
Where: Enoggera Bowls Club
When: Wednesday 29 April 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
POLO BEARS WIN SILVER AT 14 & UNDER GIRLS CLUB NATIONALS
It all came down to a dramatic penalty shootout against Cronulla in the girls Gold Medal match after a draw of 5-5 at full time, in a nail biting, goal for goal game.
U16 State Titles
Our U16 Girls and Boys teams are spending this week in preperation for the upcoming State Tiles being played out this Friday to Sunday. The girls venue is the Valley Pool and you can view the game draw at http://www.foxsportspulse.com/comp_info.cgi?client=1-3208-0-341992-0&pool=1&action=ROUND&round=-1. The Boys action will be happening at All Hallows http://www.foxsportspulse.com/comp_info.cgi?c=1-3208-0-359074-0&a=ROUND.
U14 Girls in Club Nationals Championship Final
Well Done to all our young Polo Bears who spent this week competing in the 14&Under Club Nationals on the Gold Coast and in Albury Wodonga. Our Girls Team have made it all the way to the Gold Medal Match which will be streamed live today from 12noon. Don't miss a minute of the the action. Catch it here at
U14 Club Nationals
We wish our U14 Girls travelling to Albury Wadonga and Boys heading off to the Gold Coast all the very best for the U14 Club Nationals. Play hard and Make your supporters proud. For all of us left behind you can follow the action here http://www.waterpoloaustralia.com.au/news-media/news/
Congratulations to all our Polo Bears Players for making this a truly memorable season. A special mention must go to all our trophy winners....
End of Season Celebration and Trophy Presentations
The Polo Bears annual Trophy Day is being held this Sunday the 29th of March at Enoggera Bowls club from 1pm. We hope to see as many families as possible to help us celebrate the end of a great season.
U14A Girls Final
Polo Bears U14A girls team will be competing against All Hallows in the grand final this Saturday, 10:30am at the Valley Pool. We hope to see lots of supporters there to cheer our girls on.
Go The Bears!
Semi Finals Results
What a great day in water polo. Our Polo Bears U14A Girls and U14 Boys teams both battled it out against Barracudas for a spot in the finals. The Girls faced fierce opposition but rose to the challenge, fought hard and triumphed with a score of 12 – 7, taking them on to a final match against All Hallows next weekend. The boys also had a tough game but went hard until the very end, narrowly missing victory with a final score of 5 – 7. Well done to all players, there were some very proud supporters out there in the crowd today.
U12 Sunny Coast Invitational Cancelled Tomorrow
Please be aware due to unforseen circumstances, that the scheduled U12 Game tomorrow against Sunny Coast at Kawana, has now been cancelled. All players have been contacted by phone and email.
SEMI FINAL THIS WEEKEND
COME AND SUPPORT OUR TEAMS.
A huge congratulations to our U14A Girls & U14 Boys who are playing in semi-finals this Saturday 21st March. If any Polo Bear member would like to support our teams this weekend:
Girls are at Valley Pool against Barras at 11.20am
Boys are at AHS Pool against Barras at 3.10pm
GOOD LUCK TO OUR TEAMS & GO THE BEARS!!!
Under 12's Underway
What a successful start to our Term 1 2015 U12 Competition!!! Fielding well over 30 participants, it is clear to see some amazing talent and that there are some Water Polo champions of the future in our ranks. Thank you to all of the parents for giving up their Sundays to bring the kids along and also a HUGE thank you to our volunteer coaches & referees. Watch our website for more details about joining our U13 teams next season!
JUNIOR GAMES CANCELLED FOR TOMORROW
ALL Games to be held on Saturday 21st February for the BWPI Junior Competition have been cancelled.
BWPI will endeavour to reschedule the games at a later date, so please bear with WPQ and BWPI during this process.
2015 U12 COMPETITION COMMENCES
After the success of the Polo Bears Inaugural U12 Competition in the last term of 2014
WE ARE BACK AND READY TO GO AGAIN.
Come and join us to learn the basics of Water Polo in a fun and safe environment.
Welcome Back Polo Bears. After a long Christmas break our Training Sessions recommence this week. All players are encouraged to attend where possible. Please read more to see our sessions scheduled for the next two weeks. We will commence our full training schedule again from the 27th of January.
U14 GIRLS WIN STATE CHAMPS
Congratulations to our Polo Bears U14 Girls - Alexandria, Amber, Ashlyn, Beatrice, Charlize, Finlay, Kasey, Kate, Mae, Sophie and Tay. The girls progressed through the rounds undefeated and played so well in an exciting, nail biting final which went to a penalty shootout! The team are now the State Champions and congratulations to Chucky who was awarded Most Valuable Player of the tournament! Well done to all those involved!
Wishing everyone at Polo Bears a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Team training is finished for 2014 - keep an eye out for details of general club training in late January.
Best of luck to our U14 Girls and Boys Teams competing in the State Titles - Go Bears!
Best of luck also to Meg, Grace and Owen competing in U18 State Titles.
BWPI Season Overview 2017/2018
Fina Water Polo Rules
Season Training Schedule Updated
There have been a few minor changes to training times - So please check the attached schedule
Team Training has finished for 2014
There will be no training on Monday 26th January and teams recommence this schedule Tuesday 27th January 2015
2014/15 Season Membership Registration
Registration is now open for the 2014/15 Season.Click on the link below and follow the instructions.
2014/15 Season Membership Registration
List of 2013/2014 Trophy Winners
For a full list of the Polo Bears trophy recipients for the 2013/2014 season click on the link below.
Congratulations to every one of our members on another great season at the Polo Bears - looking forward to the 2014/2015 which is fast approaching!
Congratulations to Stevie Yule
Congratulations to Stevie Yule, not only Club Person of the Year, but also playing for Qld in the 20 & Under Team!
Click here for more information.
Grill'd @ Chermside donates $100
Karleen Gane entered our club in the Your Local Matters competion at Grill'd Chermside for the month of May and we are to receive a cheque for $100.
Thanks Karleen and thanks to everyone who dined at Grill'd in May!
U14 Polo Bears to play for Qld
Congratulations to our U14 Polo Bears who have been selected to play for Qld!
Flippa Ball Registrations Now Open
Flippa Ball starts on Sunday 4th May for a six week program.
Click on the link below, then scroll to the bottom of the Flippa Ball page to find out how to register!
North Brisbane Polo Bears - Club of the Year
Congratulations to our club on receiving the WPQ Club of the Year for 2012-2013 at the recent 100th year Anniversary of Water Polo Queensland.