Poolside packed for ‘have-a-try’ night

Brad PawlenkoThe West Australian
Water Polo heating up
Camera IconWater Polo heating up Credit: Synarah Murphy

More than 200 people aged from five years old through to adults attended Hedland Water Polo Association’s annual “Have a Try Night”, at the South Hedland Aquatic Centre last Friday night.

To start the night, about 140 youngsters aged five to 12 had a go at flippa ball, which is a modified version of water polo.

Kids of all swimming skills levels enjoyed the cool refreshing summer sport with the chance to get wet and throw a ball with their teammates.

Not to be outdone the older brothers, sisters, mums and dads also got their opportunity to have a go at water polo with more than 40 people taking part in the junior and women’s grades and a new intake of 25 men’s players also had a swim.

Hedland Water Polo Association’s president Brad Pawlenko was stunned with the large turn out.

“The night was a huge success with an amazing turnout of new people willing to have a go at water polo,“ he said.

“We believe it is one of the best summer sports to play in Port Hedland and from what I can see this season is shaping up to be epic for Hedland water polo.”

People interested in playing water polo should log onto the Facebook page, Hedland Waterpolo News/Info for more details.

Those who are looking to play this season should register their details through the Revolutionise Sport online membership platform at revolutionise.com.au/porthedlandwp/.

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