Water Polo has a prestigious history. It is one of the Olympic Team Sports and has been played at the Modern Olympics since 1896. Swimming is an integral part of the game so strength in this discipline serves you well.
Students compete in the local competition held at Moana Pool. Games are played on Friday after school in Terms One and Four between 3.45 and 8.00pm. We have three teams competing in the boys grade.
Interschool games .v Southland Boys’ and Shirley Boys’
South Island Secondary School’s Competition
South Island Jr. Tournament
Division 2 Nationals
Over the years that King’s has been involved in Water Polo many players have gone on to represent their province and in some instances New Zealand with varying degrees of success. Each year King’s sends a team to the Jr. South Island Secondary School’s tournament with success. There has been a King’s player in the tournament team for the last three years: Nathan Martin 2016, Josh McGregor 2017, and Kale Twist in 2018.
King’s 1st and 2nds teams have competed in the Sr. South Island Secondary Schools tournament. In 2018, the 1st team won the bronze medal and in 2019 they placed fourth. Nathan Martin was named in the tournament team in both years.
In 2019, the 1st Lions team competed in the Division 2 Nationals in Rotorua, placing 9th and winning the plate final. Nathan Martin was named in the New Zealand U18 Men’s Water Polo team for 2019.