TAMWORTH water polo has been busy signing up players this week.
By tonight the association will have held registrations for three of the four competitions it offers.
They started on Tuesday with the schoolboys and open men’s B competitions, which is played of a Tuesday night.
Last night it was the littlies’ turn, with registrations for the primary flippaball competition.
It’s proved one of the most popular competitions and is a bit of an introduction to the sport, catering for boys and girls in Years 3-6.
Both ends of the pool are used, with the shallow end for the younger and smaller players. They also play modified rules.
“It’s a good way for kids to use their swimming,” convener Jenny Taggart said.
She said they’re not long games either – only about 20 minutes.
As part of yesterday’s registration there was also a clinic.
Games are played of a Thursday night and, as part of yesterday’s registration, they ran a fun skills night.
Tonight, between 6 and 7, registrations will be taken for the open men’s and open women’s with a fun fives competition running in conjunction to get the season started.
Last season, four teams competed for the men’s title, and the association is hopeful of resurrecting the women’s competition this season.
Cost is $150 or $100 for an A grade junior.
The final registration will be on Monday for the schoolgirls.
That will be from 6pm and registration is $70.
The association is also preparing for the representative season and, after holding trials for the U14s boys and girls and U16 boys and girls on Wednesday, will be running trials for the U18 men and women, U20 men and women and open men and women at Scully Pool on Sunday from 8.30-9.30am.