Mixed Adelaide weekend for Torpedoes

IT was a mixed weekend for the UWA Torpedoes against the Adelaide Jets in the OVO Australian Water Polo League with the women coming away with two wins but the men two defeats in the last road trips of 2019.

The Torpedoes have now completed all their interstate fixtures for the 2019 OVO AWL season following Saturday’s two fixtures in Adelaide, at least until the finals which will be held in Sydney.

Having already completed the week-long road trip to Sydney and now the two games in Adelaide for the season, the Torpedoes can settle in back home. [Read more…]

Making opponent’s life hell focus for Kelly’s Torps

WHEN taking over as coach of UWA Torpedoes men in 2019, Damian Kelly wanted the Torps to be known as a team the opposition hated to play against because of their competitive spirit, and all signs are pointing to him getting exactly that five games in.

Given the youth and lack of size and weight available to him in his team, it would have been a dire mistake for Kelly to instruct his team to try and go out and match it physically with their more experienced and bigger-bodied opponents this OVO Australian Water Polo League season.

There’s no hiding the experience and class that has departed the Torpedoes since that breakthrough gold medal winning performance of 2016 with precious few of those players remaining. [Read more…]

Thomson excited by Torpedoes potential

IT might be a young UWA Torpedoes women’s team that new coach Vaughn Thomson is coaching in 2019, but that’s the way he likes it and he’s more than happy to back them in to continue the momentum built on the Sydney road trip.

Thomson is in his first season as coach of the Torpedoes women’s team with the South African more than happy to continue to back in the young UWA players.

While there is strong leadership in the form of Tayla Walsh, Dayna O’Leary and returning goalkeeper Tess Hosking in 2019, there’s a strong group of emerging players that the Torpedoes will continue to blood and bank on. [Read more…]

Round 3 Preview – Torps hit Adelaide

THE UWA Torpedoes hit the road for the last time this OVO Australian Water Polo League season this weekend with two games on Saturday and Sunday against the Adelaide Jets with both young groups looking to continue some impressive form.

Coming off a road trip to Sydney to start the season, the Torpedoes are now back on the road to play Adelaide this Saturday and Sunday.

The Saturday fixtures will be live streamed courtesy of OVO Play and available through the OVO Play App and the Water Polo Australia social media channels. [Read more…]

UWA push Sydney Uni to close NSW trip


THE annual week-long road trip to New South Wales came to an end for the UWA Torpedoes on Sunday with two strong showings against Sydney University despite the narrow defeats.

It capped off the week in Sydney for the Torpedoes to open their 2019 OVO Australian Water Polo League season.

Things got underway back on Tuesday with a couple of competitive shows, albeit defeats, at the hands of the Sydney University Lions. [Read more…]

Big Torpedoes wins against Sharks

NO week-long trip to New South Wales any season is uneventful and after a false start on Friday, the UWA Torpedoes were back in action on Saturday with both the women and men’s teams recording impressive victories over the Cronulla Sharks.

The Torpedoes’ 2019 OVO Australian Water Polo League season began back on Tuesday with a couple of competitive shows, albeit defeats, at the hands of the Sydney University Lions.

The Torps women then forced the Drummoyne Devils to a penalty shootout on Wednesday night before a narrow loss with the UWA men also coming up short at Drummoyne Swimming Pool. [Read more…]

Double winning night for Torps against Sharks

THE UWA Torpedoes women played a second consecutive penalty shootout on Thursday night, this time coming out on the winning end against the Cronulla Sharks with the men then backing up with an impressive win also.

The Torpedoes had started their 2019 season with losses for both the men’s and women’s teams against the Sydney Uni Lions and Drummoyne Devils in the opening two nights of the six-day, six-game road trip to New South Wales.

But that all turned around on Thursday night against Cronulla at Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre. [Read more…]

Torps women oh so close against Devils

THE second night of the UWA Torpedoes’ road trip in the 2019 OVO Australian Water Polo League season got started with a women’s penalty shootout against the Drummoyne Devils on an eventful evening.

The Torpedoes’ 2019 season began on Tuesday against the Sydney University Lions at Peter Montgomery Pool, with Sydney Uni beating the Torps women 11-7 and then the men also prevailed 12-4.

UWA then backed up on Wednesday at Drummoyne Swimming Pool and it got underway with a tremendous women’s battle with scores locked away at 9-9 at the end of regulation. But the Devils didn’t miss in the penalty shootout to end up winning 14-12. [Read more…]

Torpedoes open 2019 season away to Lions

THE UWA Torpedoes’ 2019 OVO Australian Water Polo League season commenced Tuesday night against the Sydney University Lions at Peter Montgomery Pool.

While the result was a loss each for the Torpedoes women and men to open the 2019 campaign, there was plenty to look in both games from the new-look squads against quality opposition.

The night got underway with the Torpedoes women, under new coach Vaughn Thomson, and it was a tight affair until Sydney Uni scored the only three goals of the fourth quarter to win 11-7. [Read more…]

Torpedoes fixtures for 2019 AWL season

THE 2019 Australian Water Polo League season gets underway this weekend but the UWA Torpedoes have to wait another week before beginning their campaign on the road with the gruelling NSW week-long tour.

The OVO AWL replaced the National Water Polo League last season and now is getting ready for its second instalment with the action to begin in the opening weekend of February.

But for the Torpedoes, their season gets underway the following week with the six games in six days against three different NSW-based opponents. [Read more…]