Australian National Water Polo League

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Australian National Water Polo League
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Sport Water Polo
Founded 1990 (Men)
2004 (Women)
Inaugural season 1990
No. of teams 12
Country Australia
Most recent
champion(s)
Men: UNSW Wests Magpies (4th title)
Women:Sydney University Lions (2nd title)
Most titles Men: Fremantle Mariners (7 titles)
Women: Fremantle Marlins & Brisbane Barracudas (5 titles)

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.[1][2]

The first history of the sport in Australia was launched in February 2009, under the title 'Water Warriors: Chronicle of Australian Water Polo',[3] 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[edit]

Men's Champions[edit]

Season Gold Silver Bronze
1990 Richmond Tigers WAIS Torpedoes
1991 Richmond Tigers Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club
1992 Richmond Tigers Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club Wests Magpies
1993 Richmond Tigers Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club Wests Magpies
1994 Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club Wests Magpies Perth Torpedoes
1995 Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club Wests Magpies Richmond Tigers
1996 Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club Perth Torpedoes Wests Magpies
1997 Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club Fremantle Mariners Wests Magpies
1998 Fremantle Mariners Sydney University Lions Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club
1999 Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club Fremantle Mariners Sydney University Lions
2000 Fremantle Mariners Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club Sydney University Lions
2001 Fremantle Mariners Sydney University Lions Victorian Tigers
2002 Sydney University Lions Fremantle Mariners Balmain Water Polo Club
2003 Sydney University Lions Fremantle Mariners Balmain Water Polo Club
2004 Brisbane Barracudas Fremantle Mariners Balmain Water Polo Club
2005 Sydney University Lions Fremantle Mariners Balmain Water Polo Club
2006 Fremantle Mariners Sydney University Lions Victorian Tigers
2007 Queensland Breakers Sydney University Lions Wests Waterpolo Magpies
2008 Wests Waterpolo Magpies Victorian Tigers Queensland Breakers
2009 Fremantle Mariners Drummoyne Devils Queensland Breakers
2010 Victorian Tigers Drummoyne Devils Wests Waterpolo Magpies
2011 Fremantle Mariners Victorian Tigers Sydney University Lions
2012 Fremantle Mariners Victorian Tigers Wests Waterpolo Magpies
2013 Victorian Tigers UWA Torpedoes Fremantle Mariners
2014 UNSW Wests Magpies Victorian Seals Sydney University Lions
2015 UNSW Wests Magpies Sydney University Lions Hunter Hurricanes
2016 UWA Torpedoes Victorian Seals Sydney University Lions
2017 UNSW Wests Magpies Sydney University Lions Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club

Women's Champions[edit]

Season Gold Silver Bronze
2004 Fremantle Marlins Queensland Breakers Balmain Water Polo Club
2005 Fremantle Marlins Balmain Water Polo Club Brisbane Barracudas
2006 Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club Balmain Water Polo Club Fremantle Marlins
2007 Fremantle Marlins Brisbane Barracudas Queensland Breakers
2008 Fremantle Marlins Balmain Water Polo Club Brisbane Barracudas
2009 Brisbane Barracudas Balmain Water Polo Club Fremantle Marlins
2010 Brisbane Barracudas Queensland Breakers Fremantle Marlins
2011 Brisbane Barracudas Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club Victorian Tigers
2012 Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club Brisbane Barracudas Fremantle Marlins
2013 Brisbane Barracudas Fremantle Marlins Queensland Breakers
2014 Fremantle Marlins Brisbane Barracudas Sydney University Lions
2015 Brisbane Barracudas Sydney University Lions Fremantle Marlins
2016 Sydney University Lions Brisbane Barracudas Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club
2017 Sydney University Lions Fremantle Marlins Brisbane Barracudas

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