Warley Wasps

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.

Latest News!!

  • Juniors win friendly game at HGSOB 13 v 14 (June 23rd)
  • Bees (17 v 11) & Wasps (10 v 12) both win (June 21st)
  • Youths lose away against Warwick 23 v 8 (June 18th)
  • Bees win at home against Worcester Crocodiles 13 v 11 (June 14th) and remain top of Divison Two.
  • Wasps win away against Boldmere A  12 v 15 (June 7th)
  • Warley (0 handicap) have reached the Semi-final of the KO Cup away against Boldmere on Sunday 16th July at 8:45pm
  • Warley A,   Warley B   and   Warley Youth  (Click on the team to go to MWPL website).
  • Alex Parsonage and Graham Harrington help Lancaster to clinch the British Championship (27th & 28th May 2017)
Alex (2nd Left) Graham (3rd from the Right)

Alex (2nd Left) Graham (3rd from the Right, click on image to enlarge)








Midland League Division One

KO Final 2015South Derbyshire 10 v 12 Warley A

Wasps win their final away game of the season and now have a run-in of 5 home games.  End of quarter scores for this game were 3 v 2, 2 v 5, 2 v 3 & 3 v 2.  The seven majors in the first quarter (3 in the first 54s of the match against Warley) probably worried both teams.  Eventually things calmed down and the major count was 10 against each team in the end

Warley players & scorers in brackets: John Halstead (G/K), Roger Kennedy (3 goals), Graham Harrington (3 goals) , Dave Lane, Aaron Moorfield (1 goal), Nathan Wilkes (1 goal), Nick Burrows (Captain, DNP, Glastonbury), Gareth Cheadle (DNP, Glastonbury), Alex Parsonage (4 goals), Eddy Smart & Adam Whitehall (On loan from the B team) and Coach Chris Dickinson.

Next game: Warley A v Solihull, Wed 28th June

See last season’s Division One League Table

Midland Youth League 2017

Warwick 23 v 8 Warley

Warley Youth Team 2017 (New photo STILL needed, please remind us or bring a phone/camera).

Defending the deep-end in the 1st quarter Warley really needed to concentrate on having a solid defence and to keep possession to deny the home team scoring opportunities.  The quarter ended 10 v 2 and effectively allowed Warwick to play with confidence for the remaining quarters.  That said, Warley did improve and in the 4th quarter they went 0 v 3 ahead before letting Warwick come back to draw the quarter 4 v 4. The next game is away at Cheltenham and hopefully we will have learnt some lessons from this game. 

Warley players and scorers in brackets: Simon Halstead (G/K), Matthew Dixon (4 goals), Lorcan Halstead (2 goals), Emlyn Morris (1 goal), Arnav Tyagi,  Jacen Wilkes, Asha Gurung, Priya Kennedy (1 goal), Ben Thompson and Stephen Bond (making his debut, his first touch, in the 1st quarter, was collecting the ball from Simon (G/K) and passing to Priya to score our second goal.  Well done Stephen.

Next game: Cheltenham v  Warley, Sun 25th June

See up-to-date statistics and League position by clicking on the Midland Youth League

Midland League Division Two

Warley B 17 v 12 Kettering

The start was delayed for 15 mins because Kettering only had 4 players with 3 others in transit. Eventually a friendly game got going with a bit of a mixture of players, complicated slightly because Marcel Aarts (Kettering G/K) thought it would be a good idea that our G/K, Bradley Iles, played all the deep-end slots.  Eventually in the 4th quarter with all the late arrivals  both Warley and Kettering had full teams of their own players and Kettering won this 3 v 5. May well have been a different result if it hadn’t have been for the traffic!

Warley players Eddy Smart (G/K, played for A team at Derby, see above), Bradley Iles (Captain, G/K), Will Merryweather (1 goal), Adam Whitehall (Played for the A team), Sam Dallow, Keiran Sunderland (Man-of-the-Match, scoring for both teams, 4 goals), Drew Turner (debut, 4 goals), Andrew Sunderland ( Junior 1 goal), Filip Koziankiewiez (Junior, 3 goals), Cam Dallow (Junior, 4 goals).

Next game:  Warley B v Oxford, Wed 5th July

Photo needed!  See Final Division Three LeagueTable & Statistics 2016

Midland Women’s League 2016-17

Congratulations to all the players and supporting parents on winning the League!!

Warley including Jodie Stimpson Commonwealth 2014 Double Gold medalist in the Triathlon.



See last season’s Midlands Women’s League Table

Midland Junior League 2016-17

Boldmere  9 v 10 Warley   Sunday 19th March

In the final game of the Junior season Warley, from start to finish, played the better polo and created the most chances in each quarter.  Unfortunately, the final shot let them down and as a result they trailed for most of the game.  End of quarter scores were 2 v 1, 3 v 2, 2 v 3 and 4 v 3.  It wasn’t until middle of the last quarter that they went ahead and the score 9 v 10 finally reflected their superior play.  Congratulations to all the players who took part.  An added bonus is that all of the players who played this evening are eligible to play in next season’s competition.

Players and scorers for Warley were:  Simon Halstead (G/K, best performance of the season),  Kacper Brandys (3 goals), Cam Dallow (2 goals), Matthew Dixon (2 goals), Filip Koziankiewiez (1 goal), Lorcan Halstead, Andrew Sunderland (1 goal), Sam Thompson (1 goal) and Emlyn Morris,

See Final Midland Junior League Table for 2016-17 season.

Wrekin Winter League 2016-17

Wasps  16 v 9  Worcester Crocadiles

Wasps took the 2nd quarter 6 v 1 and stamped their authority on this final fixture.  Albeit the other quarters were closer 1v 1 in the 1st and 4 v 4 and 5 v 3 in the 3rd & 4th quarters.  In fact, the Wasps had too many players and readily agreed to loan Worcester three players.

Wasps players and scorers in brackets were Simon Halstead (Youth, G/K), Will Merryweather (Excluded after just 2 minutes), Sam Dallow, Cam Dallow (Youth, 2 goals), Tom Griffiths (DNP), Nick Burrows (DNP), Alex Parsonage (2 goals), Andrew Sunderland (Junior, 3 goals), Eddy Smart (played for Worcester), Gareth Cheadle, Adam Whitehall (3 goals), Roger Kennedy (5 goals), Phil Croft (played for Worcester) Filip Koziankiewiez (Junior 1 goal) & John Halstead (played for Worcester).

Hornets 13 v 12 City of Coventry

Three nil down in the 1st quarter the Hornets, minus five key players who played in the last fixture, looked destined to lose for the first time this season.  However, 4 v 4 and 3 v 3 in the 2nd and 3rd quarters the Hornets didn’t look like they would roll over easily.  7 v 10 down going into the final quarter the Hornets reduced the arrears goals from Sam Thompson, Aaron Moorfield and Nathan Wilkes to make the score 10 v 12 with just 46s to go.  If the away team could keep possession for 30s, Warley would need to score 3 goals in 16s, an impossible task. However, Coventry gave the ball away and Nathan scored again, 11 v 12 with 25s left. Coventry tried to keep the ball and hold on to their lead, but their goal keeper was caught in possession, panicked and gave away a penalty.  Nathan converted giving him a hat-trick scored in just 34s, 12 v 12.  With just 12s left Coventry attacked, shot at goal. Substitute goal-keeper Bradley Iles saved the shot and immediately threw the ball the full length of the pool to score the WINNING GOAL with one second left on the clock!!!!!!!! The most amazing 46s of polo ever!!

Hornet players and scorers in brackets were Kacper Brandys (Youth, G/K 1st-3rd), Rhys , Aaron Moorfield (3 goals), Nathan Wilkes (6 goals), John Pridden (2 goals), Bradley Iles (winning goal), Sam Thompson (Youth, 1 goal) & Filip Koziankiewiez (Junior).

Final game:  Hornets v Stafford, Wed 8th March, 8:45pm

Wasps team at Wellington 7th Nov 2015 featuring the latest Father (John) and Son (Simon Halstead) duo.

Wasps team at Wellington 7th Nov 2015 featuring the latest Father (John) and Son (Simon Halstead) duo.