About us

The Sutherland Shire Water Polo Association is an association for all ages and levels of experience. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we have a division for everyone - from U8s to U18s, and Opens! We play on Friday nights and Saturdays at Sutherland Leisure Centre.

No prior experience is necessary for playing.

A typical Summer season starts in mid-October and runs until Easter (Mar/Apr)  (with a break from before Christmas until school starts back in NSW).

We also offer an Autumn / Winter season which could start in either May or July (either side of the school holidays, usually for just a short 8 week competition.


The Association is composed of individual clubs. Each club is independent in terms of training times and locations et cetera, but otherwise almost all other aspects of our clubs are common.

Training for each club is conducted at Caringbah or Engadine Leisure Centres during the week (varies for each club). For more information, visit our Clubs page.


The Association is managed by a Board, comprising of elected officials (Patron, President, Secretary, Treasurer and Directors). Day to day operations are run by the Operations Staff, who manage areas such as general operations and logistics, refereeing, asset management, media, and other assorted work areas.

A Typical Season

At the end of the season, we have Grand Finals. If semi finals are conducted, divisions are broken into groups of four teams ordered by their position in the point score. The format for playing is 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3. The winning teams go through to play for Gold in the Grand Finals, and the losing teams play for Bronze in the Grand Finals. Teams ranked in a position after 4th still play in this format (that is, 5 vs 8, 6 vs 7), though no medals are awarded for these teams.

The Grand Final celebrations usually include a free sausage sizzle, fruit and drink for all players, as well as a medal presentation after each game.

If you would like to join the fun, you can find out more about how to register on our registration page. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.