Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked Questions

How do I sign up to play?
Please contact the club via email : rydewaterpoloclub@gmail.com or fill in an EOI on our Play for Rhinos Page . 

When can I play?
In the summer season games are held weekly from October to March (with a break over Christmas), while the winter season runs from around May to August. 

Our junior boys and girls’ teams play on Sunday afternoon or evening. Senior mens’ teams play on Tuesday nights, while Senior ladies play on Wednesday nights. The ladies L3 team plays Saturday afternoons in the Summer season only.

What pools are games held at?
The majority of water polo games are held at our home pool – Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre. ‘Away’ water polo games are held at PLC Pymble, Knox Aquatic Centre (Wahroonga) MLC Aquatic Centre Burwood, Dawn Fraser Baths - summer only - (Balmain), Drummoyne Swimming Centre,  Macquarie University Aquatic Centre, University of NSW Aquatic Centre, University of Sydney Aquatic Centre,  Warringah Aquatic Centre, Bondi Icebergs Centre (seniors only).

When is training held?
Juniors - Our junior teams train Monday and Thursday nights between 6.30 – 8.30pm, Saturday training 2.30pm to 4.30pm (by age group). Our junior development program is held during school terms at Macquarie University Aquatic Saturda's 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Seniors - senior ladies teams train Monday nights and senior mens teams train Thursday nights between 8 – 9.30pm.   For senior members the club offers a 8 week train only blocks for $200 for those players who may not have the time to dedicate to games however still want to keep fit. 

How much does it cost to play?

Fees are published prior to each season, please see our registration page.

What else do I need to know?

There are two seasons for waterpolo, Summer includes 21 weeks of training and games and runs October to April. Winter is shorter and runs June - August. The winter season runs for approximately 10 weeks and includes training and games. State and national tournaments are held throughout the year generally in beginning of December and end of January for nationals. 

What if I don't know how to play water polo?

Seniors - We offer an introductory program for seniors for three months you can come along and train with our senior teams and learn while you train. For senior members the club offers a 8 week train only blocks for $200 for those players who may not have the time to dedicate to games however still want to keep fit. 

Juniors - The Junior development program runs in school terms. It is a great program to introduce 8-14 year olds to water polo. Check out our Junior Development page for more information.

What age are most players?
Girls and boys from 8 to 13 years start in our Junior Development program and progress through to the junior teams once the desired skill level has been attained. Our senior players range from 16 to 60+years old. It’s never too late to begin!

What about entry into swim centres?

Entry to all aquatic centres is not included in registration fees and is payable on entry to the relevant pool. Generally fees are $9-$10 per entry. Most centres like Ryde offer multi pass cards and Fitness Passport is also accepted at most council centres.

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