Torpedoes return home after 6 days of 6 games in NSW

THE UWA Torpedoes have returned home after the most challenging week of the 2018 OVO Australian Water Polo League season following six days of six games in NSW ahead of a home Western Derby this Friday night.

The annual trip to NSW for the six games over the six days is never easy during any season for the Torpedoes and this time around was no different, but now it’s time to look forward to the opening home game this Friday night.

That sees the Torpedoes hosting the Fremantle Marlins and Mariners at UWA Aquatic Centre this Friday night from 7pm in an exciting way to begin the 2018 AWL season in our home pool following seven road games to begin proceedings.

MIXED RESULTS FOR TORPEDOES IN NEWCASTLE V HURRICANES 
ROUND 3 PREVIEW – NSW ROAD TRIP 
NAROSKA COACHING EARLIER THAN EXPECTED BUT EXCITED TO BE 
NOTHING BUT ENCOURAGING SIGNS FOR TORPEDOES WOMEN 

The trip began with two games in Newcastle that saw the Torpedoes women win on Tuesday 10-7 over the Hunter Hurricanes, before a stunning 10-10 draw the next day following a penalty shootout.

The men lost their two games to Hunter with the Hurricanes winning 9-5 on Tuesday and 12-2 on Wednesday.

The team then travelled to Sydney for the next four days starting against the UTS Balmain Tigers on Thursday. That saw the Tigers beat the Torpedoes women 10-7 but the UWA men got their first win of 2018, beating Balmain 10-9 in a tremendous contest.

On Friday the Torpedoes faced UNSW Wests and in the women’s contest, it was the Killer Whales winning another tight contest 6-5. Not much separated the teams in the men’s game either, but in the end it was the Magpies beating the Torpedoes 10-7.

On Saturday, the Torpedoes came up against the UTS Balmain Tigers again this time at Dawn Fraser Baths. Balmain prevailed in the women’s game 6-4 and then 5-4 in the men’s.

The trip finished on Sunday against UNSW Wests at Ashfield Aquatic Centre with the Killer Whales women beating the Torpedoes 7-5 and then the Magpies men defeating UWA 9-6.

In the end, the Torpedoes women finished with one win, a draw and four losses from the road trip. A significant improvement on the six losses on the trip in 2017.

The men took out the one victory and five losses.

But it’s back home for the Torpedoes now starting with a clash with the Fremantle Marlins and Mariners on Friday night at UWA Aquatic Centre.

ROUND 3 AUSTRALIAN WATER POLO LEAGUE RESULTS
TUESDAY
WOMEN: UWA Torpedoes 10 defeated Hunter Hurricanes 7 at Lambton Pool
MEN: UWA Torpedoes 5 lost to Hunter Hurricanes 9 at Lambton Pool

WEDNESDAY
WOMEN: UWA Torpedoes 10 drew with Hunter Hurricanes (3-3 in penalty shootout) at Lambton Pool
MEN: UWA Torpedoes 2 lost to Hunter Hurricanes 12 at Lambton Pool

THURSDAY
WOMEN: UWA Torpedoes 7 lost to UTS Balmain Tigers 10 at Auburn Aquatic Centre
MEN: UWA Torpedoes 10 defeated UTS Balmain Tigers 9 at Auburn Aquatic Centre

FRIDAY
WOMEN: UWA Torpedoes 5 lost to UNSW Wests Killer Whales 6 at UNSW Aquatic Centre
MEN: UWA Torpedoes 7 lost to UNSW Wests Magpies 10 at UNSW Aquatic Centre

SATURDAY
WOMEN: UWA Torpedoes 4 lost to UTS Balmain Tigers 6 at Dawn Fraser Baths
MEN: UWA Torpedoes 4 lost to UTS Balmain Tigers 5 at Dawn Fraser Baths

SUNDAY
WOMEN: UWA Torpedoes 5 lost to UNSW Wests Killer Whales 7 at Ashfield Aquatic Centre
MEN: UWA Torpedoes 6 lost to UNSW Wests Magpies 9 at Ashfield Aquatic Centre

 

 

Mixed results for Torpedoes in Newcastle v Hurricanes

THE opening two nights of action on the UWA Torpedoes road trip to New South Wales has begun with the women’s scoring a terrific win over the Hunter Hurricanes and then playing out a thrilling draw while it was two tough games for the youthful men’s side.

The Torpedoes OVO Australian Water Polo League began back in Round 1 against the Fremantle Marlins and Mariners at Bicton Pool, with UWA suffering losses in both the women’s and men’s games.

There was then the bye in Round 2 ahead of the week-long road trip to NSW that began on Tuesday and Wednesday this week with games against the Hunter Hurricanes at Newcastle’s Lambton Pool. [Read more…]

Round 3 Preview – NSW road trip

BUSINESS really picks up for the UWA Torpedoes in the OVO Australian Water Polo League in Round 3 with six games in six days in New South Wales starting against the Hunter Hurricanes in Newcastle on Tuesday February 13.

The Torpedoes 2018 AWL season began a fortnight ago against the Fremantle Marlins and Mariners at Bicton Pool. Now after the weekend off in Round 2, it’s time for the annual remarkably gruelling road trip to NSW.

It all gets underway on Tuesday and Wednesday in Newcastle against the Hurricanes. The Torpedoes then head to Sydney and over the next four days split their games against the UTS Balmain Tigers and UNSW Wests Killer Whales and Magpies. [Read more…]

Naroska coaching earlier than expected but excited to be

THIS time 12 months ago Florian Naroska was preparing for a gruelling time as the UWA Torpedoes centre forward but the German Olympian is now the new men’s coach in 2018 and with a lot of youth in the line-up is looking forward to helping them reach their potential.

Naroska had a remarkable playing career highlighted by representing Germany at the 2008 Olympic Games as well as at five World Championships and four European Championships before making the move to Western Australia.

He settled well into life in Perth with his wife and had quite the impact at the Torpedoes becoming a key cog in the team that broke through to win the title in 2016. [Read more…]

Nothing but encouraging signs for Torpedoes women

UWA Torpedoes women’s coach Scott Schweickle liked the signs he saw in Round 1 of 2018 OVO Australian Water Polo League and is looking forward to a vastly improved team this season led by imports Michelle Martinelli, Alyssa Diacono and Jakie Kohli.

It was Schweickle’s first season in charge of the women’s Torpedoes in 2017 having made the move west and it was very much one of development and finding out which players he would persevere with moving forward, and giving chances to some young players.

The likes of Madi Rigo, Pippa Pedley and Riley Davidson benefited greatly from that experience and then look set to improve even further in 2018 along with the arrival of another exciting young player Glenda Morgan. [Read more…]

Torpedoes go down to Fremantle Marlins/Mariners in AWL opener

THE 2018 Australian Water Polo League season might have started with losses for the UWA Torpedoes men and women against Fremantle at Bicton Pool, but there were plenty of encouraging signs ahead of the grueling road trip to New South Wales in Round 3.

The new-look AWL season for 2018 got underway on Saturday night at Bicton Pool with a Western Derby as the Torpedoes headed south to tackle the Fremantle Marlins and Mariners.

The end results saw the Marlins win the women’s contest over the Torpedoes to begin proceedings with an 8-4 victory. [Read more…]

New AWL season begins as Torpedoes tackle Fremantle at Bicton

IT is a new-look national competition for 2018 with Water Polo Australia revamping the league into the Australian Water Polo League and the season for the UWA Torpedoes begins on Saturday February 3 against Fremantle at Bicton Pool.

Water Polo Australia undertook a review of the National Water Polo League following the 2017 season and the end result has been a rebranding into the Australian Water Polo League.

That has led to a slightly later start to the season as well with proceedings getting underway on the first weekend in February.

For the UWA Torpedoes men and women, that means a Western Derby battle on Saturday night at Bicton Pool. The women’s encounter against the Fremantle Marlins begins at 6.30pm while the men’s battle against the Mariners starts at 8pm. [Read more…]

UWA Torpedoes squads for 2018 AWL season

WITH the 2018 Australian Water Polo League season getting underway this Saturday night for the UWA Torpedoes, it’s a chance to look at the men’s and women’s squads assembled for the new-look competition.

The 2017 National Water Polo League season again saw the Torpedoes men reach the finals but it proved the end of an era with the retirements of Luke Quinlivan, Brett McGhie and Florian Naroska.

Naroska has now moved into the head coach role replacing Andrei Kovalenko while Quinlivan is one of his assistant coaches along with Brent Thompson.

That makes for a new-look men’s team for the Torpedoes in 2018 while the women’s team has been able to keep much of the group together that went through a development season in 2017 with Scott Schweickle in his first season as coach. [Read more…]

UWA Torpedoes draw for all new Australian Water Polo League

THE 2018 season of the UWA Torpedoes in the new-look Australian Water Polo League begins this Saturday night in a Western Derby at Bicton Pool.

Water Polo Australia has given the national competition a revamp over the off-season resulting in a rebranding of the league into the all-new Australian Water Polo League, with a new naming rights sponsor on board in the form of Ovo Mobile.

For the UWA Torpedoes women’s and men’s teams in the AWL, the 2018 season all gets underway on Saturday night at Bicton Pool up against the Fremantle Marlins and Mariners. [Read more…]

International Women’s Water Polo

Australian Women’s Water Polo Team, the Aussie Stingers, will host Olympic silver medalists Italy over the Australia Day long weekend in Perth, including three test match series, which is free for all patrons.

Test Matches

Test 1 – 7:00pm, Thursday 25 January, Bicton Pool

Test 2 – 7:00pm, Saturday 27 January, University of WA

Test 3 – 7:00pm, Sunday 28 January, Bicton Pool

Drinks and BBQ could be purchased at the venues.

Come down to UWA to support the Aussie Stingers and enjoy watching some world class water polo.

We hope to see you there!