Welcome to the Warley Water Polo website. Warley was established in 1888 and plays in the Midland and Wrekin Leagues. The club is situated about 3 miles west of Birmingham, in Bearwood, West Midlands, B67 5QY, England.
- Wasps win the Division One Midland League Championship 2017 for the fifth consecutive year.
- Bees, having won Division Three in 2016, succeed in taking the Division Two title in 2017.
- Warley succeed in a unique treble winning Senior Men’s Divisions 1 & 2 and Senior Women’s in the same year (2017), only ever achieved once before by a club. The first time was in 2004 by Warley.
- Youths win 16 v 7 against HGSOB to conclude their season. (11th Oct).
Winter Leagues 2017-18
Midland Junior League 2016-17
HGSOB 9 v 16 Warley Friday 3rd Nov
Warley’s first game of the season was away at neighbours Handsworth.
End of quarter scores were 3 v 5, 3 v 4, 2 v 4 and 1 v 3
Players and scorers for Warley were: Simon Halstead (Youth, G/K), Stephen Bond (Youth, Debut), Andrew Sunderland (1 goal), Matthew Dixon (Youth, 2 goals), Jacen Wilkes (Youth, 1 goal), Sam Thompson (2 goals), Lorcan Halstead (Youth), Kacper Brandys (6 goals), Arnav Tyagi (Debut), Filip Koziankiewiez, Emlyn Morris (Youth) and Cam Dallow (4 goals).
Both teams the Hornets (last year’s winners) and the Wasps have been in action:
Hornets 21 v 13 Wellington 8th Nov
End of quarter scores were 3 v 2, 6 v 5, 6 v 5 & 6 v 1.
Hornet players and scorers in brackets were Simon Halstead (G/K), Andrew Sunderland (1 goal), Will Cornish (Debut game), Nathan Wilkes (5 goals), Filip Koziankiewiez (Junior, 1 goal), Matthew Dixon (Youth, 1 goal), Bradley Iles (Captain, 1 goal), Ryan Casey (2 goals), Roger Kennedy (10 goals). Graham Harrington (DNP), John Pridden (DNP), Dave Lane (DNP).
Wasps 15 v 15 Boldmere 15th Nov
In the match on 15th of November, 15 goals were scored by both teams, can’t wait until the end of the month. End of quarter scores were 3 v 4, 4 v 5, 3 v 3 & 5 v 3. Given that Warley lost their top goal scorer and goal-keeper during the 2nd quarter, the second half performance was a valiant display of we will not give up! (7 v 9 in the 1st half and 8 v 6 in the 2nd). The last 39s of the match need to be recounted! Wasps, leading 14 v 13, conceded a goal with 38s to go, 14 v 14. With just 4s on the clock Boldmere took the lead to great jubilation from the Boldmere bench, 14 v 15. However, an even greater celebration came from the Wasps supporters and players when Drazen Videc’s shot went past the Boldmere goalkeeper just before the final hooter sounded to level the score. What a finish!!!
Wasps players and scorers in brackets were John Halstead (G/K), Will Merryweather, Sam Dallow (1 goal), Sam Thompson, Drazen Videc (7 goals), Alex Parsonage (3 goals), Adam Whitehall (1 goal) Eddy Smart (G/K in 2nd half), Nick Burrows (Captain, 1 goal) and Cam Dallow (Junior, 2 goals).
Next game: Wasps v Coventry, Wed 22nd Nov
Midland League Division One – 2017
Warley A 19 v 8 City of Coventry
Wasps win their final game of the season against Coventry to secure the League title for the fifth season running. Congratulations to all the players who took part and Coach Chris Dickinson.
Warley players & scorers in brackets: John Halstead (G/K), Graham Harrington (1 goal), Aaron Moorfield, Nathan Wilkes (2 goals), Alex Parsonage (7 goals), John Pridden (2 goals), Drazen Videc (2 goals), Cam Dallow, Gareth Cheadle, Adam Whitehall (2 goals), Roger Kennedy (3 goals), Nick Burrows (Captain) and Coach Chris Dickinson. Dave Lane DNP (having had a long awaited wrist surgery).
Midland League Division Two – 2017
Oxford 12 v 11 Warley B
Well done everyone on winning Division Two!!
Not surprisingly, after an 85 mile journey, the Bees lacked sting in the 1st quarter which effectively won the game for Oxford. End of quarter scores were 3 v 1, 3 v 4, 3 v 3 & 3 v 3. Many congratulations to all the players who took part. Having won Division Three last year it was beyond expectations to win Division Two in their first season back.
Warley players: Bradley Iles (Captain and took on the role of G/K), Sam Dallow (2 goals), Cam Dallow (Junior, 1 goal), Sam Thompson (Junior, 1 goal), Adam Whitehall (2 goals), Gareth Cheadle, and Nathan Wilkes (5 goals, guest appearance).
Midland Youth League 2017
Warley 16 v 7 HGSOB (Played at Wednesbury L.C.)
Warley concluded their season with another double, this time over local neighbours Handsworth. Warley quickly took control of the game taking the first two quarters 4 v 0 & 6 v 2 to give a commanding half-time lead 10 v 2. Unfortunately, the game lacked flow due to the referee continually stopping play for very minor “standing” fouls.
Warley players and scorers in brackets: Simon Halstead (1st-3rd G/K, 2 goals in 4th), Matthew Dixon (6 goals), Lorcan Halstead (3 goals), Emlyn Morris, Jacen Wilkes (1 goal), Priya Kennedy (1 goal, G/K 4th) , Arnav Tyagi (1 goal), Stephen Bond (1 goal), Joshua Blaze (1 goal) and Kealan Cheadle.
Midland Women’s League 2016-17
Congratulations to all the players and supporting parents on winning the League!!