Frequently asked Questions


How do I sign up to play?
Please contact the club secretary Emma at rydewaterpoloclub@gmail.com

When can I play?
In the summer season games are held weekly from September 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 Ashfield pool, MLC School pool, Dawn Fraser Baths (Balmain), Drummoyne pool, Parramatta pool, Sutherland pool, Uni UNSW pool, Uni Sydney pool, Macquarie Uni pool and Warringah pool.

When is training held?
Our junior teams train Monday and Thursday nights between 6.30 – 8.30pm. Our junior development program is held between 6.30 – 8pm Thursday nights in school terms. Our senior ladies teams train Monday nights and senior mens teams train Thursday nights between 8 – 9.30pm. For senior members the club offers a 3 month ‘training clinics’ for $75 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?
Club membership includes seasonal Water Polo games, training in world class facilities with experienced international coaching staff and exclusive invites to bootcamp, gala days and social events.

The Summer 2016/17 fees were $390 for 21 weeks of training and games. The Winter 2017 fees are $200 for 10 weeks of training and games.

Senior players only wanting to train can buy a 3 month ‘training clinic’ pass for $75. For those participating in the club’s junior development program the cost is $170 per term (10 weeks).

What age are most players?
Girls and boys from 9 to 13 start in our Junior Development program and progress to junior teams at ages 14 to 18 years. Our senior players range from 18 to 60 years old. It’s never too late to begin!