Published Mon 26 Feb 2024

Despite a scheduled bye for half of the teams resulting in a reduced number of games over the weekend, there was no shortage of competition in the Australian Waterpolo League across Saturday and Sunday’s matches.

Catch up on all the highlights…

FYFE Adelaide Jets v ACU Cronulla Sharks

Broadcast live on KommunityTV, the FYFE Adelaide Jets hosted the ACU Cronulla Sharks at their home pool over the weekend. 

In what turned out to be a dominant weekend for the travelling side, the ACU Cronulla Sharks won four out of four games across both the male and female leagues.

The men staked their claim on the competition, winning 16-6 and 12-7, while the women also earned maximum points, winning 17-13 and 14-11 on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Victorian Phoenix v UTS Balmain Tigers

The Victorian Phoenix played the UTS Balmain Tigers at Caulfield Grammar School on both Saturday and Sunday.

In the men’s league, the UTS Balmain Tigers won both of their games with confidence. A final score of 17-7 marked the end of Saturday's game before the team was able to back up their performance and win 12-7 on Sunday afternoon.

A dominant performance saw the UTS Balmain Tigers win in the women’s league too, with final scores of 24-8 and 18-6 securing them Championship points.

Griffith University Queensland Thunder v Sydney Uni Lions

The Fortitude Valley Pool in Brisbane played host to the Griffith University Queensland Thunder and the Sydney Uni Lions over the weekend in what proved to be a competitive clash for both clubs.

In the men’s league, the Sydney Uni Lions managed to walk away from the weekend with another two wins under their belt. An initial, competitive game saw the Sydney Uni Lions win by two points, 9-7. They extended their lead in Sunday’s game, winning 13-8.

In the women’s league, the Griffith University Queensland Thunder turned the tables on the 2023 Australian Waterpolo League Champions, winning two games across two days. Saturday saw the Queensland team come out firing, ultimately winning 14-8. Despite the Sydney Uni Lions working to reduce the winning margin in Sunday’s game, the Griffith University Queensland Thunder secured their second win 13-11.