Beach Water Polo

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About the Game

Enjoy the game, the ocean in a new way. Each water polo is game for all abilities on a smaller pitch. Essentially 4 x 4 with as many changing of substitutes as you want. We play this for pleasure and invite players of all levels. Enjoy the day surrounded by blue skies and white sands, followed by BBQ with family and friends. 

Rules

BEACH WATER POLO

Field dimensions 16m x 12.5m (maximum) or 14m x 10m (minimum)
Goal dimensions 2.5m x .80m
Ball dimensions Circumference of 65 – 68cm
Officials and referees 1 referee and 1 secretary
Number of players Teams of four players (five for female matches and boys 14 & under) with rosters of 7 players.
Duration of game Without time.  Best of three games (six goals for men, four for women and youth,wins a game.
Restart after goal Goal keeper puts the ball in play immediately after a goal is scored. However, once game point is reached, the re-start is from the center court with teams lined up on their own side.
Time of possession Without time
Personal fouls,exclusionsand brutality Yellow card warning for overaggressive play. To kick or hit, or attempt either of the two with the intent to injure results in a red card – with exclusion from the game and the remaining games in the match, with substitution. Red cards may also be given for unsportsmanlike conduct, bad language, dangerous or persistent foul play.
Major foulsand exclusiontime Immediate re-entry after touching corner
Colors of caps Any colors (within the same team)
Direct shotafter foul Allowed beyond mid court
Direct shotfrom corner
throw
Allowed