16&U 2018 National Champs 2018 dates and venues

Water Polo Australia is pleased to officially announce the locations of the 16 & National Aged Club Championships.

Perth will host the boys division and the girls will be held in Hobart. Both Locations have shown great support for national events in the past and have put on some fantastic events.

The date of the event is, as with past years is in October 2018.  The decision has been made to host the 16Under event in October 2018, with the inaugural Australian Youth Water Polo Championships to still include the 16Under age group when it launches in January 2019.

For many of the athletes, the 16 & Under National Aged Championships in October 2018 will be their final year within this age group, and their chance to play for the title in the prime of this age group.

In the turn of the year, many athletes will step up to the next age group (ie current 14 & Under athletes will become 16 & Under, and current 16 & Under athletes will become 18 & Under), so the impact of the slightly closer time frame between their national competition will not expected to have significant impact.

WPA confirms that the 2018 competition will be conducted under the National Rule Modifications as advised in October 2017 click here.

Full details around eligibility and competition formats will be made available online in the coming weeks.

Should you have any questions regarding these Championships, please do not hesitate to contact Water Polo Australia on (02) 9763 0600 or info@waterpoloaustralia.com.au

2018 Tournament Information

16 & Under Girls National Aged Club Championships (Born 2002, 2003, 2004)

Competition Dates: Monday 1 to Saturday 6 October 2018

Technical Meeting: Sunday 30 September 2018

Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Venues: Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre Hobart

Entries Open: Sunday 1 July, 2018

Entries Closed: Friday 20 August, 2018

16 & Under Boys National Aged Club Championships (Born 2002, 2003, 2004)

Competition Dates: Tuesday 2 to Sunday 7 October 2018

Technical Meeting: Monday 1 October 2018

Location: Perth, Western Australia

Venues: Perth – TBC

Entries Open: Sunday 1 July, 2018

Entries Closed: Friday 20 August, 2018