South Side Swimming

We provide Water Polo coaching programs for junior development 

WPTA coaches are passionate about transferring sport values and knowledge to help the sports growth of water polo players and support the overall standards of competition in Western Australia. Our goal is to create a positive and professional work ethics environment where we can prepare athletes to face future challenges in a worldwide scenario.


Raul Ricci

new wave water polo club | head coach

Wesley college | Water Polo Head  Coach 

penrhos college | water polo head coach

Raul is a passionate  Water Polo coach with 20 years experiences. He incorporates his unique Italian style, teaching both the fundamentals of the sport, as well as important life lessons.



Lorenzo has over 15 years of experience (in Italy and Australia) as a coach of the youth, senior and national teams categories. Former A1 league player in Italy with 14 experience championships on his shoulders, European champion in the 2000/01 season and 3 Gran Finals disputed. Also goalkeeper coach and assistant coach  at WAIS and with Australia juniors and seniors categories, both male and female 

Philippa Pedley

Pippa is 19 years old and has been playing water polo since she was 11 at UWA City Beach Water polo club. She has been to 8 club nationals from 2014 – 2019 and started playing national league in 2017 and has played over 50 games. She also was in the U17 State School Girls Team in 2017-2018 and Went of Australian School Girls tour to New Zealand and UK in 2018. She is also currently in the U20 Australian Water Polo Squad and the Pathway to Paris Squad and is a WAIS scholarship holder. 

matteo pugnaloni

Matteo been playing waterpolo for 15 years. He played 7 seasons of Waterpolo  A2 League in Italy and he was also selected to play in U20/U17 National finals.
He was in the Italian youth National team training camps U15/U17.
Matteo he's a physiotherapist for AppliedMotion physiotherapy and podiatry.