NORTH WESTERN METROPOLITAN HIGH SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION

 

 WATER POLO (updated July 2017)

 

WPA and WPNSW have decided to revert back to the FINA rules as at January 1 2017 and as such will be reflected in the NWMHSSA Water Polo Competition. FINA rules can be found at the following website:  https://www.fina.org/sites/default/files/finawprules_20152017.pdf

 

Opens and 15 Years: Up to 13 players per team (7 in the water), playing with a size 5 ball.

 

14 Years: Up to 13 players per team (7 in the water), playing with a size 4 ball. *NOTE: The latest update on the WPA website states that U14 competitions will be playing the current modified rules up until the National Championships (April 2017), at which time WPA would work towards a solution. No further updates have been posted, however to enable U14 players to learn the game for older divisions, the NWMHSSA 14 Years competition will play with the previously stated rules.

 

The following exceptions will apply to the aforementioned rules:

 

- Boys are to play in the age group according to how old they will turn in the year

following the commencement of the competition. For example a boy who turned 14 in the year the competition begins is to play in the under 15’s competition.

- There will be no ‘Time Outs’ allowed in any game.

- Players sent to the ‘sin bin’ for a 20 second eviction must do so without delay. The ‘sin bin’ is located in the team’s corner OPPOSITE the referee.

- Under no circumstances is any player to approach the referee during the game or between quarters. Such behaviour can lead to the player being expelled from the venue.

- The 30 second shot clock will only be implemented if both coaches agree and have a reliable time keeper. However it will be enforced during finals.

-  In the event of a draw at full time zone rules will apply; no extra time played.

-  The break between each quarter is to be a maximum of 2 minutes, strictly enforced. Any team that delays the start of a quarter may be penalised by the referee.

- ALL GAMES MUST END SO THE NEXT GAME CAN START ON TIME. If a game is delayed it must be shortened to allow the next game to start on time. If necessary games should be reduced to two halves if there is a significant delay.

 

  • 14 years 4 x 4 minute quarters.
  • 15 years/2nd Grade 4 x 5 minute quarters.
  • 1stGrade 4 x 6 minute quarters.

 

- Where possible, schools are required to wear caps in their school colour. If this is not possible, the first mentioned team on the draw wears white caps and the second mentioned team on the draw wears blue caps.

 

Ashfield Boys - Black

Asquith Boys – White

Epping Boys – Gold

Homebush Boys – Sky Blue

Normanhurst Boys – Red

North Sydney Boys - Maroon

Randwick – Green

 

 

Starting Times & Venue Information

 Matches at all venues will commence at 1pm, unless otherwise stated. Students must wait outside the venue until their teacher arrives. For venue addresses, please see http://www.nwmsport.com/grounds.html

 

  • Ashfield - Games will be in the 30m pool at the far end of the 50m pool.
  • Auburn- Games will be in the Water Polo pool.
  • Hornsby - Games will in the deep end of the outdoor 50m pool. Students are not to warm up in the other end of the pool.
  • Knox – Games will mainly be in the end of the pool closest to the train line. Some games will be played in the other side when advised. Students are not to warm up in the other end of the pool.
  • SOPAC - No one will be permitted to enter the venue until 12:45pm. No student is to enter the water until 1pm. Games will be in the utility pool. Students are not to use the diving boards or practice mats. Students are only allowed in the hired utility pool areas, no other parts of SOPAC.

 

ENTRY FEES

  • Ashfield – $2.80 per student
  • Auburn - TBA
  • Hornsby - $5 per student
  • Knox –No entry fee
  • SOPAC - $6 per student, $4 for spectators

 

Tony Nelson

Water Polo Convener