Club: Sydney Stingers
Sport: Water Polo
The Sydney Stingers are a competitive LGBTIQ-inclusive water polo club in Sydney, Australia with seven teams playing in the NSW metropolitan competition. Originally formed in October 2001 to represent Sydney in the 2002 Gay Games, the club is now a well-known part of the Sydney LGBTIQ sporting and water polo communities.
Our mission is to provide an inclusive, friendly environment to learn, play water polo, train and socialise. Anyone is welcome regardless of experience, although water polo does require strong swimming skills and endurance. We encourage new players to join and actively develop the skills required. We train each Saturday morning at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre, and we hold regular swim squad meets on Wednesday nights and Friday mornings.
The Stingers also have a busy calendar of social and fundraising events including the Mardi Gras parade and our famous yearly Trivia Nights in conjunction with our generous supporters.