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Water Polo

Introduction

Water Polo at Auckland Grammar School is offered for all boys from beginner to advanced players. Over the years many of the top Grammar teams have travelled to South Africa and Australia to take part in the Tasman Cup and other international competitions.

The teams also compete in the regular Auckland and national competitions throughout the year with consistent success.

2022 Captain of Water Polo William Cotter started playing the sport in Form 3 and was surrounded by senior players who mentored him into the player he is today. Will spoke to Headmaster’s Heritage Committee member Vishwas Iyer about what is next for him and how the new outdoor pool will significantly benefit future generations of Water Polo players – watch the full interview below.

General Information

Premier 1: This team competes in the Premier A Grade and have at least one game a week sometimes two (either Friday evening or late Sunday afternoon or both). The Auckland competition at this level plus the North Island Championships conclude by the end of Term 1. The squad will be going to the NZ Champs in April. The team trains twice a week and the cost is $500.

Premier 2: This team competes in the Senior B (A) grade and have at least one game a week sometimes two (either Friday evening or late Sunday afternoon or both). Term 1 only. The team trains twice a week and the cost is $400.

Senior B: This team competes in the Senior B (B) grade and have at least one game a week sometimes two (either Friday evening or late Sunday afternoon or both). Term 1 only. The team trains twice a week and the cost is $400.

Junior A (Forms 3 and 4): College Sport run two Saturday tournaments in Term 1. This team also competes in the Senior B (B) grade and have at least one game a week sometimes two (either Friday evening or late Sunday afternoon or both). Term 1 only. Training continues through Term 2 and 3.

In Term 4, once the teams have been reselected on ability, they participate each weekend playing at least once possibly twice each weekend (either Friday evening and or Sunday afternoon or both). The fourth term is the main Auckland competition and also includes the Junior A’s competing in the North Island Championship. The team trains twice a week for Terms 1 and 4 and once a week in the winter terms (Terms 2 and 3). The cost is $550 for the year.

Junior B and C (Form 3 and 4): College Sport run two Saturday tournaments in Term 1. Training only continues in Term 2 and 3.

In Term 4, once the teams have been reselected on ability, they participate each weekend playing at least once possibly twice each weekend (either Friday evening and or Sunday afternoon or both). Term 4 is the main Auckland competition. The team trains twice a week for Terms 1 and 4 and once a week in the winter terms (Terms 2 and 3). Cost: $550 for the year.

Equipment: Auckland Grammar School togs and team uniform (purchase from School Shop).

Registrations:

  • Juniors early in Term 1
  • New Seniors are invited in Term 1

The Master in Charge of Water Polo is Mr Potaka. Students are able to speak to him in the Science department during the School day or contact him via email.