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6 December, 2021

Water Polo returns to Malanda Falls

AFTER a 15-year absence, Cairns Water Polo will be making its way back to Malanda Falls for their “Flat Out at the Falls” tournament.


The Cairns Water Polo team playing at Lake Barrine in one of their last tournaments.

From 9am on Saturday 11 December, Malanda Falls will welcome players from across the region and from as far as Mackay coming together for the event. 

Organiser Jesse O’Hara said he was “stoked” for the event and hoped it would bring increased interest about the sport on the Tablelands. 

“We have hosted many tournaments in Lake Tinaroo, Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham but we wanted to do something new, like Malanda Falls,” he said. 

“We learned that there used to be a tournament there but the club disappeared for a long time, leaving a large gap in knowledge. 

“We are so pumped to come to such an iconic spot and start a new chapter of water polo on the Atherton Tablelands.” 

There will be two tournaments going ahead, social and seniors, with both male and female teams going head-to-head at the public event. 

Locals are also invited to their free “Come and Try” session from 12pm to 1pm. 

To register visit https://bit.ly/Flat-Out-Falls

Water Polo players, playing at the Malanda Falls back in 2006.

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