A place where everyone thrives
For Waitakere Water Polo Club to be recognised as New Zealand’s most inclusive water polo club and the most significant contributor to the growth of water polo within our local community.
To develop and grow our members into well rounded athletes, through encouraging knowledge, ability and fun.
In pursuing our purpose, we:
Empower our athletes by providing opportunities to contribute towards their own success
Encourage our athletes to develop their skills and abilities in a team lead environment
Engage and build our local athlete base
Waitakere Water Polo Club was founded in 1984 (as Waitakere City Water Polo Club) and is based at West Wave Aquatic Centre in Henderson. The Club became an incorporated society 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. Our Senior Women also took out National League in 2017.
We have teams across all age groups – from under 12s through to Seniors. A strong focus is placed on the growth of Flippa Ball and the U12 program as a foundation for the Club to grow from school age through to the Senior programs.
The Club encourages our teams to participate in local and National Tournaments - we encourage competition and 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.