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Water Polo





Who to Contact

Position Name School Email
 Boys  Coach Scott Chrystal Christchurch Grammar School
Boys Manager Simon Lawson Belmont City College
Girls Coach Gemma Hadley Floreat Park PS
Girls Manager Anna Sergeant St Stephen’s Duncraig

Interstate Event Information

Event Date Venue /State Age
21 May to 25 May 2018 Perth, WA 17 & U

 Interstate Trial Information

Trial Specifics

Please click on the above nomination tab 

Nomination due by the 1st trial   Please note all players are to read the selection process

Cost $30 Payable at time of nomination, through online process
Trial Details


Trial 1: Sunday 11 February  10.30am – 12.00pm

Trial 2: Sunday 18 February  10.30am – 12.00pm



Trial 1: Sunday 11 February  9.00 – 10.30am 

Trial 2: Sunday 18 February  9.00 – 10.30am 



All Trials will be held at HBF Stadium outdoor Water Polo Pool

Eligibility To be eligible for selection nominees must:

  1. Be under the age of 18 years at midnight on 31 December in the year of competition.
  2. Be a full time student at a secondary school or college.


Water Polo Interstate Nomination


By submitting this nomination form I agree to the following;


  • I have read the Selection Policy
  • I will abide by the decisions of the selectors
  • My parents are aware of and endorse this nomination
  • I understand it is a parent/student responsibility to notify the school of this nomination
  • I understand it is a parent/student responsibility to notify event officials of any medical conditions that may affect the student’s well-being during trials


Please Note: All trial fees are to be paid on the day of trials unless stated otherwise.


Please click on the below links to nominate;



Selection Policy



The Water Polo Interstate teams shall consist of between 11 and  13 players. Any variation from this will require approval from SSWA.


 In order to select the players for the team, the following will apply 


  1. Players must complete the official nomination form.
  2. A copy of the Nomination will be available on the School Sport WA website. (
  3. The selection process will be available on the SSWA website.
  4. The Team Coach shall be the chief selector.
  5. The Water Polo Committee shall appoint other Selectors as required. Up to four selectors can be used for trials. Ideally the same selectors shall be used for all trials. Where more than three selectors are used, three selectors shall be nominated as the main selectors.
  6. No selector shall be involved in the selection of any player who is directly related to them.
  7. A maximum of four trials to be held
  8. Participation at all trials is advisable and preferable. Absences from trials will be assessed on an individual basis. Team Coach, Manager or Tour Leader need to be notified of any absences from trials.
  9. Goalkeepers shall be given a series of practical skill tests in addition to game play. Wherever possible a specialist Goalkeeper Selector shall be appointed.
  10. Trials may incorporate skill drills for players as well as match play.
  11. Every endeavour shall be given to trialling players in the positions they have submitted on the Nomination Form. At this elite level, players must be able to play in a variety of positions. Selectors reserve the right to trial players in equivalent positions.
  12. Selectors shall consider all aspects of the game including physical ability, skill, tactics, attitude, response to feedback and the ability to work in the team and with coaching staff.
  13. Attitude and conduct in previous State Schools Teams will be considered.
  14. Selectors shall reach decisions by consensus wherever possible. If consensus cannot be reached, a vote by the three main selectors shall be held.
  15. When selecting one player before another, selectors shall make an “on balance” decision, based on all the attributes and abilities shown by the players. Such “on balance” decisions are consistent with selection processes used for other elite teams in the water polo community.
  16. When selecting the final team, selectors shall consider the balance of the squad in terms of positional play.
  17. Selectors should choose the squad at the end of the trials. In exceptional circumstances, selectors may delay the naming of the team to evaluate players during training sessions. In such circumstances, a squad of no more than 15 should be named for the training sessions.
  18. Selectors may name extra players to train on with the squad to cover possible injuries or withdrawals.
  19. Selection will be based on abilities and attributes shown during trials, training and the WPWAI competitions.
  20. Injured players may be given time to trial by being exempted from early trials or by being included in train on squads provided the timeline is sufficient to enable adequate preparation after selection.
  21. Once a team or squad is selected, attendance at training is to be balanced with family and club commitments. Initial decisions to be made by consultation between player and coach. If consensus cannot be reached, parents and manager shall be consulted. If consensus cannot be reached, the SSWA Sport Convenor shall be consulted. 

Final teams will be announced on the SSWA website.


Medal Winner Policy


The Medal Winner will be decided by all players on a 3-2-1 system after each game.

The player with the most votes at the end of the Championship will be named the Medal Winner.


2 Awards will be presented:


Players Player Award – Athletes select best players (3,2,1) after each game.


MVP Award – selected by the Coach and Manger (3,2,1) after each game



Excursion Mgmt Plan

Excursion Management Plan


SSWA is contracted by the Department of Education through a Grant Agreement to provide sport experiences and opportunities for all students in WA schools.


The Grant Agreement with the Department of Education requires SSWA to:

  • Maintain appropriate insurances in relation to the provision of the service
  • Ensure that compulsory criminal record checks have been completed on all volunteers and employees
  • Conduct off school site activities in accordance with the DoE Excursions: Off School Site Activities Policy


Click HERE to see the Excursion Management Plan 

Results and History