History

Waitakere Water Polo Club was founded in 1984 (as Realty Brokers Waitakere) and is based at West Wave Aquatic Centre in Henderson. The Club became an incorporated society under the name Waitakere City Water Polo Club in 2000.

Since then we have been going from strength to strength, developing both our players and community presence.

In 2015 our Senior Men were National League champions for the first time – claiming the last title National title that our club had to win. Our Senior Women also took out National League in 2017.

We have teams across all age groups – from Under 12s through to Seniors. The Under 12 program, alongside our Flippa Ball and Year 7 & 8 leagues, are key areas for encouraging the uptake of water polo, after which our programs take a development focus. Performance becomes an increasingly important component as players progress through the age groups toward the Senior program.

Waitakere teams compete in regional competitions through Auckland Water Polo and national competitions through New Zealand Water Polo. We encourage our members to compete to the best of their ability while also promoting enjoyment of the sport.

In 2018, the Club dropped the word 'City' from our name, reflecting local changes to become known formally as Waitakere Water Polo Club – or Waitak informally. 2019 is an exciting year for the Club, marking the 35th anniversary of our founding. Already this year we gained our charity registration which is a significant step for the organisation.