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Australian National Water Polo League

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Sport  Water Polo
No. of teams  12
Inaugural season  1990
Country  Australia
Founded  1990 (Men) 2004 (Women)
Most recent champion(s)  Men: Victorian Tigers (6th title) Women:Brisbane Barracudas (3rd title)

The National Water Polo League is the premier Australian domestic water polo competition. The men's league began in 1990 and the women's league started in 2004. Twelve clubs compete in the league, each fielding a women's and a men's team. As of 2012 five clubs are based in Sydney, two in Brisbane, and one each in Adelaide, Fremantle, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth.

The first history of the sport in Australia was launched in February 2009, under the title 'Water Warriors: Chronicle of Australian Water Polo', by Dr. Tracy Rockwell. The 592 page publication features over 1,300 images and is an in-depth reference on water polo in Australia from its very first match in 1879 to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. An updated edition is being planned.

Current teams

  • Adelaide Jets
  • Balmain Water Polo Club
  • Brisbane Barracudas
  • Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club
  • Drummoyne Devils
  • Fremantle Mariners (M)
  • Fremantle Marlins (W)
  • Hunter Hurricanes
  • Queensland Breakers
  • Sydney University Lions
  • Victorian Seals
  • UNSW Killer Whales (W)
  • UNSW Wests Magpies (M)
  • UWA Torpedoes
  • References

    Australian National Water Polo League Wikipedia