IN THE SYDNEY STINGERS
IN THE SYDNEY STINGERS
The Sydney Stingers launched our first two womens' teams in the Water Polo NSW Sydney Metro Competition in the winter season of 2018, and expanded to three teams in summer 2018-19. We’re looking forward to more growth in winter 2019!
We recruit 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.
We're a fun, friendly LGBTIQ-inclusive club that welcomes both new and experienced players. We aim to create a supportive and enjoyable environment while we train, play & challenge ourselves.
No, not at all - everyone is welcome. But please be aware that our club is an LGBTIQ-friendly environment.
For the Summer 2018-19 season, we entered three women’s teams in the Water Polo NSW Metropolitan Summer Competition Open Division:
One team in the L4 grade – for experienced players with solid water polo skills and intermediate/advanced levels of fitness.
Two teams in the L5 grade – for beginners & those working to build their core water polo skills and improve their fitness.
The club ams to provide opportunities for all levels of ability, and our team gradings are re-assessed each season. If you’re interested in playing in a higher grade than currently offered, please contact us and let us know.
We’ll review our team make-up prior to the start of the Winter 2019 season, but we hope to add an L3 and/or L1/L2 grade team if there is enough interest from experienced players!
Beginners are welcome at our twice-yearly boot camp – no experience necessary! However, you do need to be a strong swimmer, and be able to tread water.
We train on Saturday mornings at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre. Training runs for 90 mins each session.
Games in the Winter 2019 season will be held on Wednesday evenings. The season runs from mid-May through to late August. Competition venues are not yet finalised, but are likely to include Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre, Macquarie University, Auburn Aquatic Centre and the University of Sydney.
You'll need to pay normal pool entry fees for games and training sessions. Members receive discounted pool entry for games and training at our home pool, Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre. All other club membership expenses are covered by your membership fee - see below.
The best way to get into the Sydney Stingers is to attend one of our twice-yearly Water Polo Boot Camps.
Our next boot camp will be held over four Saturday mornings in September/October 2019, and is suitable for beginners who already have strong swimming skills. Experienced players are also encouraged to participate as a skills refresher, and in order to get to know our club and your fellow new recruits.
The cost is $50 for the entire course or part thereof, plus pool entry fee of $6.40 each week. Attendance at all sessions is preferred (but not mandatory).
All sessions are held at our home pool, Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre. There is no obligation to join the club at the end of the course, but we'll be glad to discuss membership with you if you're interested.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Use the following form to register your interest for our next bootcamp, due to be held over September/October 2019. You will be contacted shortly before the boot camp and given further information on how to complete your registration.
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!
For new members joining for the 2019 Winter Season (the months of May through August), we offer half-year membership fees as follows:
Affiliate membership (winter season) - $190*: Affiliates attend weekly training sessions and are welcome to participate in all club activities (incl. mid-week swim training).
Full membership (winter season) - $250*: 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 at either level includes insurance cover through Water Polo Australia.
* Winter memberships are valid for the 2019 winter season and expire September 1st, 2019, at which time members must purchase a full-year membership ($380 affiliate, $500 full member) if they wish to continue training and/or competing with us. Fees quoted on this page are correct as of March 2019, and are subject to change.