|On Saturday November 3rd, Fremantle Water Polo (FWP) held their highly anticipated season launch. The night began with guests sharing a drink on the iconic balcony of the Melville Water Polo Club (MWPC) over looking the Swan River. A club rich in history, tradition and success, the Melville WPC are the driving force behind Fremantle Water Polo, representing 26 of the 28 athletes that participated in the 2018 finals series.|
Fremantle WP are represented in the Australian Water Polo League with two teams; the Mariners (Mens), and the Marlins (Womens). It was with great excitement that Melville WPC President Robert Neesham unveiled the 2019 players and coaches of both the Mariners and Marlins, boasting their new re-branding in a refreshed logo.
The logo captures the unique Fremantle identity, bringing together the port city community in a uniting force going forward. The current crop of players has a balanced mixture of youth and experience, led by coaches Katie Finucane and Laurie Trettle. Both coaches are excited about the potential of the group to reach great heights in 2019.
“Our Fremantle teams are among the most successful in the Australian Water Polo League having won 7 men’s championships and 5 women’s championships respectively. Fremantle holds the record for the most consecutive grand final appearances, with our most recent results a very creditable silver in the men’s and bronze in the women’s”. -President Robert Neesham.
Robert made special thanks to their major sponsor Qube, who have been loyal supporters of the club for a long period of time. He also gave special thanks to all the guests who attended and encouraged them to get on board for what is going to be an exciting journey for the club.