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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or chat with us on Facebook Messenger.
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:
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.
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.
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.
No, not at all - everyone is welcome. But please be aware that our club is an LGBTIQ-friendly environment.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
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.
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:
Fees quoted on this page are correct as of April 2018, and are subject to change.