#GetintoWaterpolo- How to get involved

Mini Polo 

Mini Polo takes place in a smaller pool than Water Polo, uses a smaller ball and goals compared to the full version of the sport and can take place in shallow water for those less confident. Basic rules make the game fun and entertaining. Polo can be found at many leisure centres and schools as an alternative to swimming. It generates a lot of fun in the water!

Aim Of The Game

To score as many goals as possible against the opposing team – whilst having fun!

Basic Rules

  • Two teams
  • One goalkeeper on each team
  • 4 x 4 minute quarters
  • The ball should not be pushed under the water
  • Teams get 30 seconds each to score a goal
  • If the pool is shallow or the players cannot swim yet, then they can stand up in the water
  • Once a goal has been scored the other team restarts the game at the halfway line
  • Players should be encouraged to throw and catch with one hand, however the entry level game should be fun so an allowance of using two hands can be made

Find a Water Polo Club

Please contact your local club to find out more information about joining.

City of Newport Swimming and Water Polo ClubNewport Interntional Sports Villagej.knight15@sky.com
Cwm Draig Water Polo ClubSobell Leisure CentreCwmdraig@gmail.com
Welsh Wanderers Water Polo clubCardiff International Pooltiml51@outlook.com
Swansea WaterpoloWales National Pool Swanseapaulkilla.pk@googlemail.com
Carmarthen Waterpolo clubCarmarthen Leisure Centrecarmarthenwaterpolo@gmail.com

Water Polo League

September 2016 sees the return of the Welsh Junior League.

Beginning with the clubs aged 99’ and younger competing both home and away for the title of best club 

Teams will travel and compete with qualified referee’s overseeing the matches win the title.

The Senior league saw several matches played at the Wales National Pool Swansea in January 2016 and the second leg of this was played in Newport on the 9th April 2016.

Results from Senior league will be coming soon.


Download the Water Polo League Table

Download full Water Polo Rules