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Mar
27

2012 MUPolo AGM & Team Drinks

April 16, 2012
7:30 pmto11:30 pm

It is that time of the year again where the Melbourne University Water Polo Club needs all its members to come along, get involved and elect a new committee for 2012 – that’s right; it’s time for the 2012 MUPolo AGM.  And whilst many may think that AGM’s are boring events that are not worth going to, here at MUPolo we pride ourselves on getting the formality of the evening over an done with as quickly as possible (club record being 14 minutes) so as all our members can enjoy the social side of the evening over plenty of icy cold alcoholic beverages (limited drinks will be provided by the club).

The 2012 MUPolo AGM is a great way to meet all the playing & non-playing members of the club, as well as your way to help shape your club for the next year by electing & voting in the new committee for 2012. And as with every year, the AGM will run at the start of the evening so as we can get on with the more enjoyable events of the evening like celebrating the opening round of the 2012 Victorian Water Polo Winter Competition which will start on the following night.

We have organised having the AGM & Team Drinks in a central location which is easily accessible by public transport (directly opposite Richmond train station), so there’s no excuse not to come down to Holliava (36 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121) on Monday the 16th of April, 2012 at 7:30pm for what promises to be another classic MUPolo AGM & night out. You’ll get to know all your teammates who you’ll be playing with this Winter Competition out of the water as well as many of the other Club members. Look forward to seeing you all there!

Regards,
Ben Yeo

President
Melbourne University Water Polo Club
Mob: 0403 351 836
Email: president@mupolo.com.au
Website: www.mupolo.com.au
Twitter: www.twitter.com/muwaterpolo

Jan
20

MUPolo in 2012

Welcome to what is promising to be yet another exciting year for the Melbourne University Water Polo Club. 2012 brings with it new members and new competitions which MUPolo is proud to have teams competing and representing the club in.

Renewing your/Becoming a MUPolo Member in 2012

This year the club has made it even easier for previous & new members to join with our club membership forms being available for download from the clubs website.

If you intend to renew your membership in 2012, please go to the clubs website and download the relevant form, then email it back to us or bring it to our first training session on Monday the 27th of February.

MUPolo Membership Rates for 2012

As with each year there has been a small increase in membership rates to cover additional competitions being entered, training sessions and social events throughout 2012. The full membership in 2012 will cover all training sessions for the year, fully comprehensive player insurance (for both games & training), invites to all social events held throughout 2012, and will make you eligible for selection in all MUPolo water polo teams. The rates for 2012 are as follows:

  • Melbourne University Student Membership = $65.00
  • Non-Melbourne University Student Membership = $90.00
  • Non-Student Membership = $100.00

Training

MUPolo will be recommencing our Monday evening training at the South Yarra Sports Centre (679 chapel St, South Yarra) on Monday the 27th of February.

Men’s and Women’s training times will remain the same as previous years:

  • Women train from 7:30pm through to 8:45pm
  • Men train from 8:30pm through to 10:00pm

Competitions

MUPolo have entered two teams (one Men’s and one Women’s) in the 13th Brighton Baths Fast Fives Water Polo Tournament. The Brighton Baths Fast Fives Water Polo Tournament will be played on Saturday the 11th of February 2012 and for more information please click here. Spots in the teams are limited however if you wish to play please email me back and I will try my best to include you in the relevant team.

Depending on membership numbers, MUPolo will be entering three Men’s teams and two Women’s teams in the Victorian Water Polo State Championship & Winter Competitions held during 2012. In addition to this MUPolo will be sending a representative Men’s & Women’s team to represent the University of Melbourne at the Southern University Games in Julyand the Australian University Games in September.

Merchandise

The MUPolo website will soon have a merchandise store which will allow all club members and members of the public to purchase club merchandise such as bathers, jackets, singlets, t-shirts and other items. Stay tuned for when the store opens.

O-Week Clubs & Societies Day

MUPolo will have a table set up at the Melbourne University Clubs & Societies Day of Thursday the 23rd of February, so if you are on campus during the day please pop by, say hello & sign up for 2012.

 

Many thanks and if you have any questions regarding the club in 2012, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Regards,

Ben Yeo

President
Melbourne University Water Polo Club
Mob: 0403 351 836
Email: president@mupolo.com.au
Website: www.mupolo.com.au
Twitter: www.twitter.com/muwaterpolo

 

Aug
18

2011 MUPolo Love Boat Booze Cruise

August 25, 2011
7:45 pmto11:00 pm

The MUPolo Annual Love Boat Booze Cruise is only 1 week away!

Details:

  • Date: Thursday the 25th of August
  • Time: Boarding at7:45pm for and 8pmdeparture. Returning at 11pm
  • Ticket Price: $55 (includes all alcohol- beer, wine & spirits, food, & entertainment).

You are more than welcome to bring guests, but please note that tickets will be sold on a first in first served basis, as the boat has a limited capacity. This is the biggest night on the MUPolo calendar so make sure your “on the boat”!!!!

To purchas e tickets there are two payment options:

  1. Purchse tickets from me (Mhairi Roberts) at Monday evening trainings; or
  2. Netbank your money into the following account with your name and quantity in the description:

Account Name: Melbourne University Water Polo Club
BSB: 063 238
Acc No: 1038 3425

Thanks everyone and get ready for what promises to be another awesome MUPolo social function! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mhairi Roberts
Social Secretary
Melbourne University Water Polo Club
Mob: 0401 092 019

Mar
2

2011 MUPolo AGM

March 28, 2011
8:00 pmto11:00 pm

The first social function for 2011 is the MUPolo Annual General Meeting.

The 2011 MUPolo AGM will be held on Monday the 28th of March instead of our usual Monday evening training session and will be at the The Swan Hotel (Corner of Church St & Swan St, Richmond – a short walk down Chapel/Church St from the South Yarra Sports Centre where the club trains, or from Richmond train station).

The AGM is a great way for new members to meet existing mebers outside of the pool, and is always a great night. The formalities of the Annual General Meeting go for less then 30 minutes, with the rest of the evening set aside for socialising over plenty of beers.

So make sure you keep Monday the 28th of February free from what will be yet another great MUPolo social function!

Feb
7

MUPolo in 2011

Welcome to what is promising to be yet another exciting year for the Melbourne University Water Polo Club. 2011 brings with it new members and new competitions which MUPolo is proud to have teams competing and representing the club in.

Renewing your/Becoming a MUPolo Member in 2011

This year the club has made it even easier for previous & new members to join with our club membership forms being available for download from the clubs website, as well as an online credit card payment system which will be available through the clubs website in the coming days.

If you intend to renew your membership in 2011, please go to the clubs website and download the relevant form, then email it back to us or bring it to our first training session on the 28th of February.

MUPolo Membership Rates for 2011

As with each year there has been a small increase in membership rates to cover additional competitions being entered, training sessions and social events throughout 2011. The full membership in 2011 will cover all training sessions for the year, fully comprehensive player insurance (for both games & training), invites to all social events held throughout 2011, and will make you eligible for selection in all MUPolo water polo teams. The rates for 2011 are as follows:

  • Melbourne University Student Membership = $60.00
  • Non-Melbourne University Student Membership = $85.00
  • Non-Student Membership = $100.00

In addition to these memberships, the club also has a Social Membership which covers the first three training sessions of the year for only $20.00

Training

MUPolo will be recommencing our Monday evening training at the South Yarra Sports Centre (679 chapel St, South Yarra) on Monday the 28th of February.

Men’s and Women’s training times will remain the same as previous years:

  • Women train from 7:30pm through to 8:45pm
  • Men train from 8:30pm through to 10:00pm

Competitions

Depending on membership numbers, MUPolo will be entering four Men’s teams and two Women’s teams in the Victorian Water Polo Summer & Winter Competitions held during 2011. In addition to this MUPolo will be sending a representative Men’s & Women’s team to represent the University of Melbourne at the Australian University Games in September.

MUPolo has also entered a Men’s and Women’s team in this weekend Brighton Baths Fast Fives Water Polo Tournament. Spots in the teams are limited however if you wish to play please email me back and I will try my best to include you in the relevant team.

Merchandise

The MUPolo website will soon have a merchandise store which will allow all club members and members of the public to purchase club merchandise such as bathers, jackets, singlets, t-shirts and other items. Stay tuned for when the store opens.

O-Week Clubs & Societies Day

MUPolo will have a table set up at the Melbourne University Clubs & Societies Day of Thursday the 24th of February, so if you are on campus during the day please pop by, say hello & sign up for 2011.

Thanks and if you have any questions regarding the club in 2011, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Ben Yeo

President
Melbourne University Water Polo Club
Mob: 0403 351 836
Email: president@mupolo.com.au
Website: www.mupolo.com.au
Twitter: www.twitter.com/muwaterpolo

Jan
21

MUPolo at the 2012 Brighton Baths Fast Fives Competition

February 11, 2012
12:00 pmto6:00 pm

Melbourne University Water Polo Club has entered one Men’s and one Women’s team in this years Brighton Baths Fast Fives Round Robin Competition.

The competition will be played on Saturday the 11th of Febraury 2012 at the Middle Brighton Sea Baths (251 The Esplanade, Brighton).

Men’s Draw
Format - 7 minute halves
Teams: Melbourne University Men, Jug’s Big Ones, Honey Badgers, The Party Boys & Monash Men

Women’s Draw
Format - 7 minute halves
Teams: Melbourne University Women, Monash Women, Dinkheadz, & FIGJAMS

PLAYING RULES

  1. Game time will depend on the number of teams playing. Games will be two 5 minute halves, running time, 2 minute half time break and a change of ends.
  2. Refereeing & scoring of games will be arranged by the team managers from the previous game. Referees need to be competent and fair, scorers need to be vigilant.
  3. All games will be played at the scheduled time. 3 points for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss and 0 for a forfeit. Teams must have at least 4 players to start a game.
  4. Normal water polo rules apply except for these five rules and a ‘fast five’ format (each team has 1 goalie, 4 players; goalkeeper free after every goal without waiting for defenders to reposition; touch any pillar after an exclusion for instant re-entry).
  5. A goal will be scored for the opposing team for every exclusion awarded against a team during a game, after the fifth. There are no individual penalties for having too many majors fouls.
  6. A tie at the conclusion of rounds will be decided by the result between the two teams, then total goals scored and then a decision by the event coordinator.
  7. There is a goal line where the ball can go ‘out’. There are no side line boundaries.

If you are interested in playing, please email president@mupolo.com.au

Nov
3

MUPolo End of Year Lawn Bowls

November 21, 2010
2:00 pmto8:00 pm

It is that time of year again when the water polo season finishes and everyone goes on holiday, so what better way to celebrate the end of yet another great year for MUPolo then with a game of skill, touch and patience – oh and one that actively encourages participants to enjoy alcoholic beverages whilst competing.

That’s right; the club has booked a number of rinks down at the Fitzroy Bowling & Sports Club for MUPolo’s last social function of 2010. So come on down for some leisurely bowls on Sunday the 21st of November for what is always a great day out.

We’ll be kicking off the festivities at 2pm with the club putting on a BBQ for lunch. Drinks will be available over the bar at 1940’s prices and everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy a great afternoon out so feel free to bring along friends.

Thanks for making 2010 another highly successful year for MUPolo and we look forward to celebrating the year in traditional MUPolo style on the 21st of November.

Jul
23

MUPolo Love Boat Booze Cruise

August 26, 2010
7:30 pmto11:30 pm

Love is in the air…Well, not only in the air but also in the river! The 2010 MUPolo Love Boat Booze Cruise will give passengers an alcohol fuelled night of debauchery aboard a beautiful ship travelling along the tropical and mysterious banks of the Yarra River.

What better way to pass your evening than aboard the “MUPolo Love Boat”? The Melbourne University Water Polo Club will try its best to please you and help you fall in love with the Yarra and all things alcoholic. $50 will get you a three hour long cruise along the banks of the Yarra with unlimited food, beer, wine and basic spirits, so keep Thursday the 26th of August free for what promises to be yet another sensation MUPolo social event.

Details:

  • Date: Thursday 26th of August 2010
  • Time: 7:30pm for a 7:45pm departure
  • Location: Federation Wharf (Under Princes Bridge) – Corner Swanston & Flinders St, Melbourne
  • Tickets: $50 (includes unlimited food and alcohol)

To buy tickets or for more information contact Rachel Dalley on 0403 795 325.

Jul
14

Summer Competition Training Recommencement

July 19, 2010
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

Training will recommence this coming Monday the 19th of July at the South Yarra Sports Centre (679 Chapel Street, South Yarra).

  • MUPolo Women’s teams will be training from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
  • MUPolo Men’s teams will be training from 8:30pm to 10:00pm.

See you poolside!

Jul
1

Pub Golf Wrap Up

Thanks to everyone who made it down to Pub Golf! It was a miserable night in Melbourne and it took heart to brave the cold, only to arrive at the Clyde to be met with 2 icy cold pints of beer and be expected to consume them to the bottom. This was followed up by another 8 pints of icy cold beer, consumed to the bottom, a couple of “bunker” shots of jaeger or sambuca, and the men were really separated from the boys.

All in all it was a sordid affair, there were some laughs, some tears, and in the end i think everyone was too drunk to work out if there was a winner or not. Looks like we’re all winners. How trite is that?

Willo