“Our events not only help our members
to bond, but are also an important way to
raise funds and keep the club going.”
Melbourne Surge is active in and around our community, participating in events throughout the year.
Whether taking part in the Midsumma Festival, organising our Trivia Night, or competing in Surf vs Turf, Surge is always planning something.
We participate in events that either support our community, or ensure our club can continue to thrive.
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.
ROOKIES PROGRAM IS HELD ON FRIDAY NIGHTS AT 7.00-8.00PM
STARTING 17TH MARCH 2023
COME TRY IT OUT. FIRST SESSION IS FREE!
THH DRAG RACE TRIVIA
Thorne Harbour Health’s annual fundraiser raising money for LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing services is back back back again!
Drag race themed trivia, drag performances, mini and maxi challenges and a show stopping live performance of Kitty Girl by up and coming pop sensation Remy Ondrey!
Hosted by Karen from Finance, from the current season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under and the Quiz Mother Master herself, Frock Hudson. Oh, and let's not forget the Melbourne Surge Pit Crew, yes gawd!
As Melbourne prepares to host the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) Championships in 2020, join us on Saturday 23 March as Surge goes up against the Glamourheads in a friendly drag competition.
All funds go to IGLA2020, a international LGBTIQ aquatic sports championships coming to Melbourne in 2020.
SURGE TRIVIA '19
Melbourne Surge Water Polo is returning to Collingwood Town Hall at 7pm on Saturday 13 April 2019 for a entertaining night of trivia, baby drag, mini games, and speedos - and this time it's all about the movies.
Don’t miss out – get your friends together and book table!
IGLA '19 NEW YORK CITY
This June, NYC is hosting World Pride 2019, the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, and the Intl Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Championships.
Surge will be sending a team there for all the action from 23-30 June.
Melbourne Surge continues to play a part in Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, taking part in a number of events across the calendar.
Keep an eye out for our signature pink and black outfits at Midsumma Carnival, Pride March, Team Melbourne Sports Day, Thorne Harbour Health Pool Party and Chillout Festival in Daylesford.
Or better yet – contact us to see how you can become involved.
MARDI GRAS '19
As summer winds down, we will be returning to Mardi Gras 2019.
We will be marching along Oxford Street with our sibling club, The Sydney Stingers, on Saturday 2 March.
QUEER POOL PARTY
Surge had a great time greeting everyone at the door and running 'Bumpa Polo' throughout the day (courtesy of Water Polo Victoria) at the Midsumma Queer Pool Party from Thorne Harbour Health - formerly Victorian AIDS Council.
Great to see so many smiling faces get into the water!
MARDI GRAS '18
For the first time in history, Surge formally marched in the Sydney Mardi Gras parade.
While Surge has had a growing contingent of players marching as part of the Sydney Stingers’ parade entry for the past several years, the 40th Anniversary Mardi Gras was the first time Melbourne Surge formally marching as a club alongside the Stingers.
SURGE TRIVIA '18
With the success of our previous inaugural Trivia Night, Melbourne Surge Trivia returned in 2018!
On Friday the 16th of February at Collingwood Town Hall Surge presented a sell out trivia night hosted by our own Cal Hawk and with special guests and some very talented baby drag performances!
All proceeds go back to the club to fund much needed supplies and pool time.
PARIS GAY GAMES '18
Surge sent a contingent to the 10th Gay Games in 2018.
Held in Paris, August 4-12th, the Gay Games brought together people from over 70 countries to focus on inclusion and solidarity in sport.
With 16 competitive, LGBTI water polo teams, and 20 recreational teams from across the world, water polo had 710 attendees. Surge sent two teams to compete.