Vale Gordon Lewis Copeland (1929-2016)

Posted on February 14th, 2017 with 0 Comments


It is with great regret that we announce that life member and current Vice-President Gordon passed away on December 12th, 2016 after a long illness. Gordon joined Footscray Swimming Club in 1946 and remained a staunch and active member for the rest of his life, holding multiple positions on the committee over the years, including multiple terms as President. Together with his wife Val, he started a family that has been instrumental in the success of the club over 3 generations. Gordon also made an important contribution to the sport of water polo in Victoria through his coaching and refereeing services.

Gordon was the life and soul of the club and will be greatly missed by all.

Life memberships of Water Polo Victoria

Posted on December 12th, 2016 with 0 Comments

Alby Morrison and Daniel Flahive have been awarded life membership of Water Polo Victoria for their outstanding contribution to the game – as players, coaches, referees and other official roles. We congratulate them on this achievement and take the opportunity to express our thanks for all they have done for FSWPCI over the years.

Water Polo grand final blitz!

Posted on December 12th, 2016 with 0 Comments

Our men’s and women’s state league 1 and men’s state league 2 water polo teams all won their grand finals on the weekend. We congratulate all the players and coaches involved on a very successful state championship season!
Womens SL1 beat NYP Dragons 7-5
Mens SL1 beat MC Falcons 14-10
Mens SL2 beat MC Blackballs 9-7montage

Club representatives at Rio 2016

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 with 0 Comments

Footscray Swimming and Water Polo Clubs Inc. are proud to announce that four of our members will be participating at the Rio Olympic Games.

Rio Reps


From left to right are, Daniel Flahive, Jarrod Gilchrist, Lynne Morrison, James Stanton-French.

Water Polo Australia held a luncheon for all team members in Sydney prior to the team’s departure on Saturday 9th July 2016.

Lynne Morrison is the Manager of the Australian Women’s Water Polo Team, Daniel Flahive is the No1 referee in Australia and has been appointed by FINA to referee in Rio. Lynne and Daniel also represented the club at the London Olympics in 2012.

Jarrod Gilchrist and James Stanton-French are members of the Australian Men’s Water polo Team, this is Jarrod’s 1st Olympic Games and he is a field player that can play in a number of position, James will be attending his 3rd Olympics and is one of the 2 goal keepers in the team.

Both teams have now arrived in Rio, the competition for the Men’s team commences on 7th August (AEST) and they will play Brazil in their first game.

The Women’s team play their 1st game against Russia on 10th August (AEST). The water polo games schedule can be found on the Water Polo Australia web site.

We wish them well in their quest to bring home Gold Medals for Australia.


Posted on July 11th, 2016 with 0 Comments

Footscray Swimming and Waterpolo Clubs would like to thank everyone who helped make the 25th Western Regions Swimming Carnival such as success. From our two main sponsors Physiohealth and Burnham Real Estate, sponsors Persinality Trophies and Equine and Canine Acupuncture and Muscle Therapist, all the volunteers who helped with timekeeping, marshaling and team management and most of all the swimmers themselves who put in such an amazing effort. Thanks to you all and we hope to see you again next year!