Nexba Water Polo by the Sea returns to the iconic Bondi Icebergs in 2017

The world’s best water polo players will descend on Bondi Beach this March for Sydney’s hottest annual sporting event, Nexba Water Polo by the Sea. Now in its sixth year, the event returns to the iconic Bondi Icebergs.

Spectators will be amongst the live action in the showcase match between the Aussie Sharks and International All-Stars from Europe and USA, held on Thursday 9th March, 2017.

Event organiser and four-time Aussie Water Polo Olympian, Thomas Whalan has stepped up this year’s VIP offering due to increasing ticket demand and the event’s popularity as a premium entertainment experience.

“Water Polo is one of my biggest passions and I love the way this event brings people together to celebrate the sport. We can’t fault the views and atmosphere at Bondi Icebergs, so we’re bringing back Water Polo by the Sea to the iconic venue and making it bigger and better,” says founder Thomas Whalan.

VIP holders in the Aspen Snowmass Birdcage can bask in the ultimate poolside experience, as the team at Contrabando serve up their famed Latin street food – indulge in mouth-watering tapas and delicious Tacos – coupled with all-inclusive Nexba infused cocktails and Peroni beer.

Guests at the exclusive top level balcony at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar will be offered Aperol Spritz on arrival and exquisite canapés, as the team headed by Maurice Terzini offers a dainty mix of their famously fresh regional Italian cuisine celebrating seasonal flavours.

“With the growing popularity of the event, we want to ensure spectators can celebrate the sport in a relaxed atmosphere, combining world-class athletes, an iconic venue and the best in hospitality to make a mark on the Australian sporting and social calendar.”

Nexba Water Polo by the Sea will bring the best international and local superstars from teams around the world to compete at the showcase event. Key players participating include Rio 2016 Gold, Serbian Captain and Sportsman of the Year, Filip Filipović, along with fellow teammate and powerhouse Forward Duško Pijetlović, Spanish Captain and playmaker, Guillermo Molina and Italian Former Captain and London 2012 silver medalist, Maurizio Felugo.

Australian team members include the likes of Triple Olympian and Bondi Local, Richie Campbell, dual Olympian and Greek champion Johnno Coterill, captain Rhys Howden and returning Aussie Shark Billy Miller.

Nexba Beverages have extended its long-standing support for water polo with naming rights to this year’s event as a natural progression for the brand who is an all Australian brand with a fun and healthy image with its sugar-free soft drinks.

Troy Douglas, co-founder of Nexba said “Water Polo by the Sea has always been about fun and health at an iconic Australian location. We’re excited to be partnering our naturally sugar free soft drinks with this unique sporting event in 2017.”

Tickets are now available online, for full terms and inclusions please visit All ticket holders will gain access to the Official Water Polo by the Sea after-party at Hotel Ravesis from 8pm.

  • Aspen Snowmass VIP Birdcage w/ Contrabando Pop-up – $225
  • Icebergs Dining Room and Bar – Exclusive Balcony – $180
  • Peroni Bar at Bondi Icebergs Club – $135
  • Private Room with Exclusive Balcony – POA
  • General Admission – $33 Children / $63 Adults


WHAT: Nexba Water Polo by the Sea

WHEN: Thursday 9th March, 2017. From 5:30pm, game starts at 6pm

WHERE: Bondi Icebergs, 1 Notts Avenue, Bondi NSW 2026

WHO: Aussie Sharks and International all stars