Chair’s Report

The end of February already! Welcome back from summer, and to the world of water polo.

There is plenty going on for the Club already, with Flippa Ball underway on the Peninsula and both of our Senior teams beginning their Auckland League competitions last week. It’s great to see our all of our age groups training hard, and enjoying Davor’s input into both the Junior and Senior Club.

The committee is looking forward to our 2018 season prize this Saturday, which will be preceded by an SGM. I would like to invite all of our members to this meeting, to vote on the proposed constitutional amendments and get a behind the scenes look at the workings of the Club.

Finally, I am pleased to let you know that the Club’s membership is already up from 2018. There is still plenty of work to be (and being) done in this space, but it is exciting to see results from the work that the committee has been putting in throughout the last year.

Matt Southerden, Chairperson

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Flippa Ball League Underway!

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The brand new Te Atatu Peninsula Flippa Ball League is underway! We are now two weeks into the league, which began on the 17th of Feb with 11 teams from 6 different schools.

Every Sunday from 3pm, the Swimsation Pool at Peninsula Primary is packed with players, families and friends who are all loving the sport! For most of our schools, Flippa Ball is a new activity so it’s exciting to see everyone taking to it so positively. Well done also to our trainee coaches, who are proving a huge help in assisting both players and parents in getting used to the rules.

We look forward to see the league grow throughout 2019, and further on as it impacts on the Year 7 & 8 League and our age group programs. If you are interested in finding out more about Flippa Ball, please email us at flippaball@waitakwaterpolo.co.nz.

A huge thank you must go to our coordinator Genna Martin, and Margaret & Miranda Chase for their work in running the league, as well as Leonie Phillips and New Zealand Water Polo for their support in getting things underway.

For more information about the league and to see more photos, click here.

News & Events

Accommodation Needed

Do you have a spare bedroom or two? We are looking for accommodation for 3 overseas players to join our Senior program from April to July. Please contact Zach at secretary@waitakwaterpolo.co.nz for more information if you are interested.

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Lobsters 2nd at Water Polo on the Waterfront

Last weekend Tauranga Water Polo hosted New Zealand’s first ocean based water polo event, Water Polo on the Water Front. The competition was a great success, and saw the Waitak Lobsters placed second, walking away with $500 in prize money.

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National League Draw Released

New Zealand Water Polo has released the draw for the 2019 National Water Polo League, which our Blue Devils and Blue Diamonds will be competing in. Click below for the draw, and be sure to put the home games in your diary!

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SGM & Prize Giving

Our 2018 Season Prize Giving is this weekend, on Saturday the 9th of March at the Ponsonby Rugby Club – 1 Stadium Rd, Western Springs, preceded by an SGM for constitutional amendments. Starting at 5PM and 6PM respectively, see you there!

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New FINA Rules

As you may be aware, FINA made several changes to the rules of water polo on the 10th of December 2018. These changes have now been adopted by New Zealand Water Polo, so will be followed in competitions around New Zealand. To learn more about the changes that were made and how best to interpret them, click below.

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Photos

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Have you registered for 2019?

2019 registrations are open for all of our age group programs – thanks to everyone who has registered so far. If you haven’t, hit the link below to get started. Training is underway for all age groups, plus we have some exciting new programs to be a part of – don’t miss out!