HEADLINES & UPCOMING EVENTS
- January 29thy, 2017 - Titans register 300th athlete of the season!
After 4 ½ years of sustained recruitment efforts and innovation, the Titans have just reached a very significant membership milestone. Earlier in the month, we just registered our 300th athlete! This officially makes the Titans the largest water polo club in Ontario. In fact, approximately one third of Ontario’s water polo athletes are Titans. We could not have achieved this without all our members’ help, so congratulations and thank you to everyone, and let’s continue the hard recruitment work to reach the next milestone (400 anyone?). Nathan Breadner, an I Love Water Polo athlete, was “lucky number 300” and was awarded prizes to celebrate the milestone. Welcome aboard Nathan.
- January 10th, 2017 - Bogdan Djerkovic is Ottawa Sports Awards winner!
"On behalf of the 2016 Ottawa Sports Awards Bogdan Djerkovic was named the winner for the sport of Water Polo! As an individual sport winner, he will be recognized and called up on stage at the 64th Annual Ottawa Sports Awards Dinner on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Algonquin College. The mayor, our sponsors, and many of your community sports organizations, volunteers and athletes will be in the audience." (Ottawa Sports Awards)
Here are some of the Titanesque accomplishments that helped Bogdan win the award:
- Invited to play on the Canadian U19, U18 teams and Team Ontario
- Played for Team Ontario in John Hale Tournament in Los Angeles, CA in July capturing first place and the tournament's Most Valuable Player title
- Played for U18 Canadian National Team in World Championship in Podgorica in Montenegro achieving best performance among players on Canada's team playing in center forward position
- National Championship League: Won bronze medal in Eastern Canadian Conference
As a member of the Ottawa Titans U16 Boys team:
- Scored 97 Goals
- Member of All Star Team U16 Eastern Conference
As a member of the Ottawa Titans Team U19 Men's team
- Scored 73 goals
- All Star Team U19 Eastern Conference
Combined :170 most goals scored in NCL
- Titans Swim and Play Winter Fun Meet - Feb 4th @ 6pm
Coach Antonio, our Swim and Play Director, would like to invite all his Swim and Play athletes and coaches to join him at his Winter Fun Meet at the Pinecrest Pool on February 4th at 6pm. See the document below for more information. Come join your friends for an evening of fun!
- January 13-15th, 2017 - U16 Boys NCL games in Gatineau
Another great opportunity to see our Titans in action. Our U16 Boys will be playing National Championship League games in Gatineau next weekend, and you are all invited to come watch this great water polo and cheer our boys on!
Friday January 13th
12:00pm vs CAMO
9:20pm vs Mavericks Red
Saturday January 14th
10:40am vs Mavericks Black
8:00pm vs Montreal Machine
Sunday January 15th
9:20am vs KW Inferno
- December 13th, 2016 - Happy Holidays Titans!
Happy Holidays to all the members of the Titans family! Use this time to recharge, recoup and spend quality time with friends and family, but be ready to get going again once we turn over the calendars to 2017. Remember to check the calendar regularly particularly during the holiday season.
- December 8th, 2016 - U14 Boys and Girls teams have a great experience in KW
- November 21, 2016 - U18 Girls Competed in Hamilton Early Bird Tournament
On Nov. 19-20th, a squad of intense and tough U18 (and younger U16) Titans girls made us proud by competing at McMaster pool against four teams from the Toronto area. The Saturday morning match against the rough and tough KW Inferno was a close one that Titans could’ve won (10-6 final) hitting four or five posts in the fourth quarter. Game 2 against Hamilton was evenly matched with the lead changing hands several times. Titans stayed organized and committed winning 9-7!! The coaches, Rachel and Yorek, said it was the whole team that won the game, but it is also worth mentioning that Molly was great in nets and Alicia (girl on fire) scored 6 goals (including backhands from the hole, lobs and shots from almost half!! The Titans were outmatched Saturday night against a Hammer team which consisted of larger National league players, the score was 11-3. Sunday morning was against a technically strong Mavericks squad, this was a disciplined opponent who were undefeated until the last game, Hammer beat them 6-5 to end the tournament. Proud parents of Julia, Julianna and Alicia, Teodora, Molly, Alex and Taylor, Lianne, Madison, Shayna, Abi, Liz and Trinity would like to thank Rachel and Yorek for the passion and knowledge they bring to coaching. (All were disappointed that Hannah was too sick to play.)
- November 14th, 2016 - Huge Titans Delegation at Gatineau Cup
- November 10th, 2016 - Mouthguard Clinic Nov 12th & 30th
In order to get your custom mouth guard, please show up at one of the following two clinics:
November 12th (Saturday) @ Sparks Dental Clinic at 240 Sparks Street (3:30pm)
DATE CHANGE November 30th (Wednesday) @ Nepean Sportsplex (9:00pm)
If you have any questions regarding the need for mouth guards for your athlete(s), talk to your coaches.
- November 8th, 2016 - Great experience for the Titans at the Mavericks Cup
This past weekend (Nov 4-6th) the Titans sent a boys and a girls team to Etobicoke, to participate in the Mavericks Cup. This was their first opportunity of the season to experience play against other clubs, with many players participating in their first U14 games. With the tournament being a Provincial qualifier, the level of competition was very high and both of our teams had to bring their "A" games. The Girls' team had a great time gaining valuable experience which they will be able to put to good use at upcoming tournaments. The Boys' team won their inaugural game, then won their last two to finish in fifth place in a solid field. We look forward to the rest of the season and hope for more of the same kind of efforts from our athletes!
- October 8th, 2016 - Another National Capital Water Polo League season begins
The NCWPL is about to begin its 9th season with 4 teams participating in the league: Titans 1, Titans 2, the Ottawa GeeGees, and Titans SC. The 2016-17 season will get underway on October 12th, 2016 at the Nepean Sportsplex at 8:15pm. To have a look back at last year's standings and all stars follow this link:
- September 21st - Ottawa Titans Win Again at the Ottawa Army Run
A huge thanks and congratulations to all the Ottawa Titans volunteers who once again made our Titans Green Team initiative a huge success! More than 50 volunteers represented the Titans in making sure the entire finish line area was kept neat and tidy leaving little sign after the race that 23,000 runners had been through there. Well done Team!
Also noteworthy was the National Minister of Defense, MP Harjit Singh Sajjan , taking time post-race, for pictures with some of our Green Team members
- September 12th, 2016 - Ottawa Titans and Ausome Ottawa working together once again
The Ottawa Titans and Ausome Ottawa will be teaming up again to introduce our sport to youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Find out more about this program and how it benefits the Ottawa community at the link below. Registration for classes on Oct 16th, 23rd, and 30th is now open. We are also looking for volunteers to help run the program (info at link below)
Special thanks to Sarah Parks, who is an Ottawa Titans parent for providing the inspiring write-up.
- Titans are U12 Provincial Champions!
Congratulations to our U12 Titans team which captured GOLD in convincing fashion at the 2016 Ontario U12 Provincial Championship!
This past weekend (May 28-29th) the Ottawa Titans were able to send a team to the U12 Championship in Waterloo, Ontario. The team was a mix of experienced U14 veterans and some newer players who recently joined the Academy Program. The Titans drew the KW Inferno Black, the Hamilton Waterpolo Club, and the Mavericks Red in their pool. They were able to secure solid victories versus Hamilton and the Mavericks and were able to pull out a nail-biter against KW in their head to head match-up to ensure a first place finish. Their crossover game against the veteran Mavericks Black team was another close affair with the Titans ultimately winning 8-4 setting up a rematch with KW Black in the Gold Medal game. KW put up a valiant effort but the Titans were ultimately able to pull away thanks to superb defense and goalkeeping and clinched the Gold with a 9-2 victory!
Adding to their jubilation over the win was the naming of Andrej Gavric as the weekend's Male MVP. Congratulations to Andrej and all his teammates: Tomas, Jackson, Daniel, Liam, George, Alex, Maria, Saari, Eva and of course Coach Blake who was sent for a swim by his players after the award ceremony! (they soon followed him in).
Congratulations to all our athletes (and their proud parents)!
The Ottawa Titans Water Polo Association is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving the Ottawa community since 1984, offering recreational and competitive water polo opportunities to players from 5 to 55+ years old. We are one of the largest and most successful water polo clubs in Canada. In the past five years, the Titans have ranked among the top 5 water polo clubs in the country and have produced a number of athletes who proudly represent Canada at the international level. This tremendous success at the competitive level can only be sustained thanks to one of the most comprehensive set of recreational water polo programs in the country. The Titans are THE place to be for any water polo enthusiast.