REPLAY: Polo 5 Metro water polo senior women's round 6

 

VIDEO ABOVE: Replay of The Magpies vs UQ Gold

The Water Polo Queensland's Polo 5 Metro competition has entered its final two rounds, having been so successful it could be the catalyst for the resumption of the Premier league in the future.

Current Olympians, past Olympians, current Australian and Queensland squad representatives along with club and social players have been united kickstarting the sport over the last six weeks as part of its recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown earlier in the year.

REPLAY: AHS Open vs MVB's

The series is livestreamed on the website.

CEO Melanie Woosnam said the Polo 5's Metro Competition had lured up to 40 per cent of former players out of retirement and into the pool.

"Amazingly this new format has resulted in approximately 40 per cent of former players returning to the sport which shows how appealing this format is being run as a short six-week competition with modified rules,'' she said.

REPLAY: Warriors vs Moby Chicks

Woosnam said competition had the potential to lead to the re-establishment of the premier league by adding depth to club ranks.

Queensland Thunder women's coach Benn Lees said nothing could beat his young Queensland players playing against hardened campaigners.

REPLAY: Barra vs Polo Bears

"I have heard a few big names have pulled the togs back on (for Polo 5) and that is a great opportunity for young players to play with and against those players,'' he said.

"We can do all the coaching we like, but you learn most about being around those players.''

Ben Lees coaching Thunder earlier in the year. He believes Polo 5 had been a great experience for young players. (AAP Image/Richard Walker)
Ben Lees coaching Thunder earlier in the year. He believes Polo 5 had been a great experience for young players. (AAP Image/Richard Walker)


MONDAY'S SCHEDULE

Round 6 senior women:

6pm: AHS Open v MVB's

6.30pm: The Magpies v UQ Gold

7pm: Warriors v Moby Chicks

7.30pm: Barras Gals v Polo Bears


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