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THE STINGERS

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THE STINGERS

Joining the Sydney Stingers

Water polo is an exciting and fast-paced aquatic sport. With the Sydney Stingers, you can learn, play & improve your game technique in a supportive, LGBTIQ-friendly environment.

The Sydney Stingers recruits new players twice a year at our Spring and Autumn water polo boot camps, which are open to both new and experienced players. Keep reading below for details of our next boot camp.

In addition to our boot camps, our teams occasionally have mid-season openings for experienced players. If you have prior experience and would like to discuss options for joining the club, please contact our new recruits team by email at info@sydneystingers.org.au, or chat with us on Facebook Messenger.

OUR NEXT BOOT CAMP

No matter your level of experience or interest, the best way to start is by attending our next boot camp. Boot camp is a 3-4 session introduction to the basics of water polo that anyone who can swim can join.

Our next boot camp is planned to run for 4 sessions on Saturday mornings over March/April, 2019. To be notified when dates are announced and registrations are open, please click below to register your interest:

Who Can Participate in the boot camp?

Anyone is welcome (including beginners!) but you need to be able to swim & keep yourself afloat in the water. Experienced players are also invited to join the boot camp as a skills refresher, and to get to know our club and meet your fellow participants.

Swimming ability: 

  • Our women's recruitment program requires basic swimming ability at a minimum, and is currently looking for players of all levels from experienced to beginners.

  • Our men's recruitment program is currently focusing on strong swimmers and/or those with at least some prior knowledge of water polo (e.g. at high-school or university/college level).

Boot camp is a mixed-gender environment and persons of any gender identity (incl. transgender and non-binary-identifying persons) are very welcome to participate.

 

IS THE SYDNEY STINGERS JUST FOR MEN?!

Anyone of any gender (incl. transgender, intersex & non gender-conforming) is welcome to join our club and our boot camps.

We launched our first two all-women's teams in March 2018, and we'd especially like to hear from women of any experience level who are interested in learning & playing water polo in a fun & friendly LGBTIQ-inclusive club. For information, visit our women's recruitment page, or register your interest below.

 

do I need to be gay, lesbian or lgbtiq to join?

No, not at all - everyone is welcome. But please be aware that our club is an LGBTIQ-friendly environment.

 

READY? click below to register your interest:

 

contact our new recruits team

If you have questions or want to discuss other options for joining, you can email us at info@sydneystingers.org.au or chat with us on Facebook Messenger.


PREVIOUS BOOT CAMP PARTICIPANTS:

I’ve made a kickarse group of water polo friends and it’s an awesome sport for strength and fitness.
— Annie (Autumn 2018 Bootcamp, current member)
It’s been a great way to get fit and meet really nice people.
— Dean (Spring 2015 Bootcamp, current member)
Everyone has been welcoming and boot camp was a non-threatening introduction to the game and people.
— Stephen (Spring 2015 Bootcamp, current member)
Training has got me in my best shape ever. 10/10 would recommend
— Dan (Spring 2015 Bootcamp, current member)
A great introduction to water polo for those that have never played. Everyone can do it!
— Enrique (Spring 2015 Bootcamp, current member)
Being a Stinger is a perfect way to own who you are...
— Cam (Autumn 2014 Bootcamp, current member)

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REGISTER


REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

REGISTER


REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Use the following form to register your interest for our next bootcamp, due to be held in March/April 2019. You will be contacted shortly before the boot camp and given further information on how to complete your registration.

If you have questions, you can email us at info@sydneystingers.org.au or chat with us on Facebook Messenger.

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FEES


HOW MUCH?

FEES


HOW MUCH?

The Stingers have an annual membership fee covering both summer and winter seasons from 1 September to 31 August each year.

Membership fees cover costs incurred by the club including coaches, pool hire, new equipment and general running costs. Fees are subsided through active fundraising and sponsorship and represent excellent value for money to members – we're cheaper than many of the other Sydney-based water polo clubs!

Membership fees for the 2017/2018 season have remained unchanged, offering the following options:

  • Affiliate membership: $350 / year - Affiliates attend weekly training sessions and are welcome to participate in all club activities (incl. mid-week swim training).
  • Full membership: $500 / year - Full Members attend weekly training sessions, are welcome to participate in all club activities, and are registered to play in the Water Polo NSW Metropolitan competition. Membership includes insurance cover through Water Polo Australia.

Fees quoted on this page are correct as of April 2018, and are subject to change.