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Aug
29

MUPolo KooGa Custom Training Singlet

The new MUPolo KooGa Custom Training Singlets have arrived so make sure you come down to training and pick up your singlet for only $35. Sizes range from Small to Extra Large.

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
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

Jul
1

2010 VWPI Summer Competition

Team entries for the 2010 VWPI State Championships Competition, otherwise known as the 2010 VWPI Summer Competition, are due shortly and the Melbourne University Water Polo Club plans to enter as many teams as possible to meet our members wishes.

In order to enter the correct number of teams in the correct leagues we need to get commitments from those who wish to play. Therefore if you could please read over the below information and send the club back an email regarding the team you would like to play for that would help us determine the correct number of teams and in what league to enter.

  • Season Commences: Tuesday 3rd of August
  • Number of Rounds: 15
  • Match days as follows:
    • Tuesday – WSL1, WSL2 & WSL3
    • Wednesday – MSL1, MSL2 & MSL4
    • Thursday – MSL2, MSL3 & MSL5
  • Finals: Major – Minor Semis, Prelims then Grand Finals on Saturday the 11th of December
  • VWPI 2010-2011 Player Registration: $164.00 (registration for two VWPI Seasons)
  • Approximate Season Training & Game Fees: $200.00

Please keep in mind the length of the season (15 rounds) and the VWPI Player registration fee which covers the up & coming 2010 Summer Competition, as well as the 2011 Winter Competition. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact a committee member.

Jun
24

MUPolo Annual PUB GOLF Tournament!

June 25, 2010
6:30 pmto11:30 pm
* * MUPolo Annual PUB GOLF Tournament! * *
That’s right you read correctly, the MUPolo Annual Pub Golf Tournament is fast approaching us on Friday 25th June, so come one and all for a round or nine (of drinks)!
  • Dinner: 6:30pm for the usual, Pot and Parma at the Clyde Hotel for $15
  • Tee Off: 7:30pm at The Clyde Hotel (385 Cardigan Street, Carlton)
  • Dress Code: Golf Attire, lots of argyle vests, caps etc. You know the drill.
So put the date in your diary/phone/post it to your forehead and make sure you’re there to send this semester off with golfing style!!

Feel free to bring friends along as teh more the merrier!

Cheers!

-  MUPolo Social Committee

Jun
3

MUPolo Retro Track Jacket from Terrence Towel Clothing Company

Dear MUPolo faithful,

The club has managed to secure a great deal courtesy of the Terrence Towel Clothing Company on some customised retro club jackets for us all. That’s right, what better way to dress yourselves before a game then in something that you can use to dry yourselves with after the game.

These very stylish jackets are available for you to purchase at the great price of $65. They will have teh MUPolo logo embroidered on the front right of the jacket and the words “Melbourne University Water Polo” embroidered on the back.

The standard Electric Blue Retro Track Jacket retails for $85, without any customisation, hence the great deal we are getting.

There is a limited amount of stock on offer and sizes range from Small to Extra Large, so if you are interested in purchasing one of please send me an email with your order (Size and Quantity) as this hot fashion item will run out the door very quickly.

If you have any questions regarding the tops 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

Apr
23

2010 MUPolo Winter Competition Newsletter (Round 1)

2010 MUPolo Winter Competition Newsletter (Round 1)

Welcome to the first installment of the Melbourne University Water Polo Clubs 2010 VicPolo Winter Competition Newsletter.

This is a new initiative the Club is implementing to keep everyone informed on how our playing members are going in the current VicPolo Competition.

Round 1 Results
This week was the first round of the 2010 Victorian Water Polo Inc Winter Competition and the Club had a total of six teams representing Melbourne University. The MUPolo teams who played had a mixed bag of results with two wins and four losses, with all games being highly competitive.

As with the start of any newly created teams, there is an inevitable “teething” period where players learn to play together and team camaraderie is built. This we are sure will be quickly achieved. MUPolo, like you, are hoping this translates to team success and more importantly making water polo fun for all our players.

Please find below a summary of the teams results for the first round:

Men’s State League 2 Blues

  • MUPolo (6) defeated MC Blackballs (5)

Men’s State League 2 Blacks

  • MUPolo (3) defeated by Footscray (8)

Women’s State League 2

  • MUPolo (1) defeated by Footscray (6)

Women’s State League 3

  • MUPolo (9) defeated Monash University Blues (1)

Men’s State League 4

  • MUPolo (7) defeated by Ringwood Black (9)

Men’s State League 5

  • MUPolo (5) defeated by La Trobe University (9)

So thanks to all our players who represented the club in this opening round and we look forward to more great results in Round 2!