Torpedoes import Velikova returns home after best 12 months of her life

VESSELINA Velikova has now returned home to Switzerland after the best year of her life that included a stay in Canada and included three months in Perth playing with the UWA Torpedoes.

Velikova had become a mainstay of her water polo club back home in Horgen, Switzerland, and is also a regular representative of the Swiss national team.

Playing abroad had not been something she had ever really considered before. [Read more…]

Torpedoes host Fremantle in Western Derby at UWA

THE 2017 National Water Polo League season concludes with a big occasion at UWA Aquatic Centre with the UWA Torpedoes hosting the Fremantle Marlins and Mariners on Friday night.

It’s going to a huge night and celebration of water polo in WA in the final round of the 2017 NWPL season.

It will get underway at 7pm with the women’s contest between the Torpedoes and Fremantle Marlins.

Then at 8.30pm, the men’s contest will begin with the defending champion Torpedoes facing off with the Fremantle Mariners. [Read more…]

Journey down under everything Hill hoped and more

UWA Torpedoes driver Kingsley Hill was almost too scared to board the plane from California to Perth but as she nears the completion of the National Water Polo League season she couldn’t have loved her experience more.

Hill completed her four years of college at California’s Loyola Marymount University where she was a standout on the water polo team with the LMU Lions.

What she knew was that she was taking a year off before going on to earn her Masters in Nursing and in that time she wanted to head overseas to continue playing water polo. [Read more…]

Barracudas bite back with Saturday night wins over Torpedoes

THE UWA Torpedoes weren’t quite able to back up Thursday’s double over the Brisbane Barracudas with the visitors returning to claim two National Water Polo League wins on Saturday night.

Thursday was a terrific night for the Torpedoes and likely the highlight double of the season for UWA with both the women’s and men’s teams scoring impressive victories over talented and finals contending Barracudas teams.

Then on Friday night, Brisbane headed to Bicton Pool with the Fremantle Marlins beating the Barracudas 12-10. Meanwhile the Barracudas men beat the Fremantle Mariners 12-10. [Read more…]

Big night for Torpedoes with two wins over Barracudas

IT was likely the best night of the National Water Polo League season on Thursday for the UWA Torpedoes with the women and men scoring impressive victories over the Brisbane Barracudas.

Both Brisbane teams remained in the hunt for the NWPL finals as well as they arrived at UWA Aquatic Centre on Thursday night.

The Barracudas women then scored the first two goals and the Torpedoes had to find something. But they did and put together what is likely the best of their six wins now for the season to end up winning 10-6.

It was then time for the defending champion Torpedoes men to hit the pool looking to make up for the two tough losses to the UNSW Wests Magpies a week earlier. [Read more…]

Critical double-header for Torpedoes against Barracudas

THE UWA Torpedoes host their final double-header of the 2017 National Water Polo League season starting Thursday night when the Brisbane Barracudas come to town.

It is the penultimate round of the 2017 NWPL season with the Torpedoes women and men’s teams to host the Barracudas at UWA Aquatic Centre on Thursday and Saturday nights.

Thursday’s action begins with the women’s game at 7pm and the men’s at 8.30pm. Then on Saturday night, the women open proceedings at 6.30pm and the men follow at 8pm. [Read more…]

Wests again claim double against Torpedoes at UWA

THE UWA Torpedoes fought on bravely after a slow start against the UNSW Wests Killer Whales on Sunday before the defending champion men lost in a dramatic thriller against the Magpies at UWA Aquatic Centre.

The University of NSW Wests teams both won over the Torpedoes on Friday night, leaving UWA to look for a measure of revenge on Sunday.

The Killer Whales were boosted by a second penalty goal win over the Fremantle Marlins heading into the Sunday morning clash, and started on fire with five first quarter goals. The Torpedoes fought on bravely from there but Wests ended up winning 17-8.

Then in the men’s clash, the Torpedoes scored first in the last quarter with scores tied heading into the final minute, but the Magpies managed to score after both coaches were ejected for the tense 9-8 victory. [Read more…]

Double blow for Torpedoes at hands of Wests at UWA

FOR the first time in the 2017 National Water Polo League season the UWA Torpedoes have lost both games on the same night at UWA Aquatic Centre both the women and men going down to UNSW Wests on Friday night.

The action began with the women’s contest and the University of NSW Killer Whales proved too strong for the young Torpedoes, running out 13-2 winners.

The defending champion Torpedoes men had won all six of their home matches to date this season, but that changed on Friday night with the UNSW Wests Magpies coming out victorious 10-7. [Read more…]

Torpedoes prepare for defining weekend v Wests

THE UWA Torpedoes hosts UNSW Wests in two crucial National Water Polo League matches this weekend and star centre forward Florian Naroska hopes the defending champions can keep building momentum ahead of the finals.

The Torpedoes women and men now get ready to host the University of NSW Wests teams this weekend starting on Friday night at UWA Aquatic Centre.

Half-time of both the women’s and men’s NWPL matches on Friday night will feature junior players from the UWA City Beach Water Polo Club playing in the UWA pool as well. [Read more…]

Sixth straight win for UWA men after tough weekend v Breakers

THE UWA Torpedoes men recorded a sixth straight National Water Polo League victory at UWA Aquatic Centre on Saturday night while the women couldn’t quite overcome a quality Queensland Breakers line-up.

The weekend’s action with the Breakers concluded on Saturday night at UWA Aquatic Centre with Queensland winning the women’s encounter 16-4.

Led by captain-coach Bronwen Knox, they proved too strong for the young Torpedoes team after a 10-7 victory also on Thursday night.

It was then time for the men’s encounter and in what was another intense and physical contest, UWA was able to pull away and score the 10-5 victory over the Breakers. [Read more…]