U12 Water Polo Program - 2024 Season

Welcome to the U12 Water Polo Program for the 2024 season! The U12's programme is a fun and exciting way to meet new friends and to play water polo in a positive environment.  Players born on or after January 1st 2012 are eligible to play in this age group. 

For further information please contact Beth Kyd at taurangawaterpoloU12@gmail.com

Registration Details:

Registration is now open for our Under 12 players. To register go to our registration page https://taurangawaterpolo.co.nz/register

To secure your child's spot, an upfront payment of $100 is required. An additional invoice of $150 will be sent once your child is placed in a team for the Tauranga Tournament, scheduled for April 26th – 28th. This fee covers your child’s team entry for the Tauranga tournament.

Tournaments in 2024:

Mark your calendars for three exciting tournaments in 2024:

  • Tauranga U12: April 26th – 28th (Last weekend of Term 1 school holidays) - Tauranga
  • U12 Rowan Brown Jelly Belly: June 28th - 30th (Matariki weekend) - Auckland
  • U12 Festival of Olympic Hopefuls: October 26th - 28th (Labour weekend) - Hamilton - Water World

Training Times:

Our scheduled pool time at Baywave is on Saturday evenings (4:30-7:00). Initially, we'll host a few fun game nights, transitioning to team training once teams are appointed mid March. Note that Baywave pool availability may necessitate occasional changes, which we will promptly communicate. Your understanding of the importance of attending our Saturday night sessions for our teams tournament preparation is valued.

Optional Skills Sessions (Terms 1 & 2)

We are introducing optional weekly one hour Skills Sessions on Sunday mornings (10 or 11am start ) and Monday afternoons (4:30 or 5:30 start) at Toi Ohomai. Led by student coaches from older age groups, these sessions focus on fundamental skills and rule understanding. Anticipated term cost is a maximum of $70 for one session per week for seven weeks.

Team Placements:

Team placements for the Tauranga U12 tournament are scheduled for the middle of Term 1. Training for all teams will commence on Saturday nights from mid-March at Baywave, running from 4:30 to 6:45. Despite interruptions due to Easter and school holidays, players are encouraged to make their best efforts to attend team training.

For more detail on the plans for our 2024 programme, refer to our U12 newsletters:

Expression of Interest Form
Coaching Role

Please click on link to register your interest to coach an Under 12 team for the season:

Expression of Interest for Junior Club Coaching role

Interested in becoming a Referee or a Coach?