“Our mission is to ensure the LGBTI
community and its allies can achieve what
they want from being part of Surge, and that
we all have equal opportunity to participate.”
MELBOURNE SURGE WATER POLO
Melbourne Surge is Victoria’s only LGBTI and inclusive water polo club.
Everyone is welcome to be part of our club, whatever walk of life they come from, whatever their ability, or however they identify.
The club is a fun and socially active organisation that exists for the benefit of our members, and to help them achieve their goals.
While some members join to make friends, others do so to focus on their fitness.
Some come along to try something new, others to reconnect with a sport they have played in the past.
Melbourne Surge runs an annual Rookies Program at the start of the calendar year. The program is designed to get a group of players who are new to the sport together, to learn together, over a period of 10 weeks.
Starting with the basics, each week skills are developed and built, culminating in a public ‘Rookies vs Rookies’ match open to family and friends, and a Graduation Party.
Rookies is a great way to be introduced to the sport and other newbies slowly and in a supported way.
I’ve missed the start of the Rookies Program – what now? Don’t worry; you’re not the only one! We generally have a number of new faces come throughout the year.
While it may be a little more difficult compared to completing the program itself, if is by no means impossible and you won’t be the first (or only) one! We’ll ensure you’re always buddied with someone, supported and comfortable.
"Surge was amazingly welcoming, and everyone is so lovely. The program was a lot of fun, and it was great to learn water-polo in a supportive environment. I love getting more and more involved in all the activities and events, it's great being so involved in the community."
VIRGINIE ROOKIE 2017
"The Surge Rookies program was an amazing experience where I learned so many new skills and made awesome friends. Surge is a welcoming and diverse community with many opportunities to compete and attend fun social events throughout the year, something I have greatly valued coming into the club"
WILL ROOKIE 2017
"The Surge Rookies Program literally changed my life. Surge is a very welcoming and friendly club; not only is it a great workout but it is also very social. There is a wide range of different people physically and socially. 2017 was the best year I've had and it was mainly due to Surge."
LIAM ROOKIE 2017
ROOKIES PROGRAM IS HELD ON FRIDAY NIGHTS AT 8.30-9.30PM
STARTED 14TH MAY 2021
COME TRY IT OUT. ONE SESSION IS FREE!
Melbourne Surge continues to play a big part in Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, taking part in a number of events across the Midsumma calendar.
We all had a great time at the many events and we hope you did as well. You hopefully saw us in our signature pink and black outfits at Midsumma Carnival, Pride March, Team Melbourne Sports Day, VAC Pool Party and Chillout Festival in Daylesford.
Check out more photos from these events on our Facebook page. Next year come say hi, or better yet come join in on the fun – contact us to see how you can become involved.