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THE STINGERS

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THE STINGERS

Joining the Sydney Stingers

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

If you're a current or former water polo player or competitive swimmer, we'd like to hear from you – even if you've had some time off.

Alternatively, you may want to just try something new and make a bunch of friends. That's cool too. Our developmental squad caters for those not yet ready to play competitively. However, you must already be a competent swimmer.

 

OUR NEXT BOOT CAMP

No matter your level of experience or interest, the best way to start is by joining our next boot camp. Boot camp is a 3 week introduction to the basics of water polo that anyone who can swim can join. Our boot camps are held twice a year.

The Spring 2018 boot camp will run over 3 sessions on Saturday mornings in September, with dates/times as follows:

  • Saturday Sept 8, 10:00 to 12:00pm – Session 1
  • Saturday Sept 15, 10:00 to 12:00pm – Session 2
  • Saturday Sept 22, 10:00 to 12:00pm – Session 3

Attendance at all sessions is preferred (but not mandatory) and costs a total of $50 person for the entire course, plus pool entry at $6.40 each week. If you cannot make these dates, the next boot camp will be run in March-April 2019.

 

Who Can Participate?

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 just sign up 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 SIGN UP!

 

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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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.