THAT’S THE SHOT: Action from the men’s grand final between Alstonville and Mullum last season.
THAT’S THE SHOT: Action from the men’s grand final between Alstonville and Mullum last season. FILE

Sharks a worry? Why not pool your efforts in water polo

FAR North Coast Water Polo will get its 2015-16 season under way with a club muster at the Alstonville pool on Monday, October 12.

The competition will start on October 19.

Alstonville will have the teams to beat in the men's division but Lennox Head and the evergreen Mullumbimby cannot be discounted.

In the women's division, Byron Bay are shaping up as a team of young hotshots and could give the Alstonville girls a tough run.

FNC Water Polo president James Nunn said new players were welcome and could find details of local clubs at http://www.fncwaterpolo.org.au

"We are especially keen to see new women and our competitions cater for players of any skill level, from beginner to expert," he said.

"Water polo is a sport that will get your heart racing and it has a great team spirit and social element.

"Any surfer wanting to get wet but is still waiting for the local wildlife to move to deeper waters should come and give water poloa go.

"There are teams in Ballina, Lennox, Mullumbimby, Byron Bay, Lismore and Alstonville.

"For any kids who want to give water polo a go, Alstonville has a junior club with a long history of producing national and state representatives.

"They play on a Friday night and have age divisions from the littlies up to the teens and welcome families from as far as Casino and Evans Head.

"Once you try it you will be addicted."



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