Water polo club sets up at local pool

Waikato players enjoy their new water polo goals at their new local venue. Photo – Waikato Water Polo Club.

Waikato Water Polo Club has moved its main playing venue from Waterworld in Hamilton to a new, local venue: St Peters School in Cambridge.

After the Hamilton site closed down for refurbishment work, the club had to find alternative deep and shallow water venues to ensure its 280 water polo players could continue to train – an important aspects for the club’s representative teams preparing for upcoming tournaments, including the biennial Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival in Auckland in July.

Adding salt to the wounds was the struggle to find a suitable venue that could store its existing three-metre-wide aluminium goals. “Carting the goals back and forth for every training and competition day would be time consuming and was going to require a trailer,” said club president Mark Harvey. “Fortunately, the club found an ideal solution in the purchase of high-quality inflatable Water Polo Packagoals.”

The new goals provided by Packaworld International have enabled the club to move to its new venue, now able to set up and pack down faster.

Harvey believes water polo is a fast-growing sport in New Zealand. To find out more about getting involved in water polo at the local venue, visit the Waikato Waterpolo Facebook page or email chairperson@waikatowaterpolo.co.nz.

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