What is Flippa Ball?

Flippa Ball is a junior version of Waterpolo, played by children in Years 3-6. Players are able to stand in the water, pass balls, swim and score goals.

Is Flippa ball a Ministry of Education run sport? No. Flippa Ball is run by the NZ Waterpolo Association as part of their development program. See flippaball for more information.

What is the venue? Diocesan School for Girls and St Cuthbert’s College indoor pools, occasionally Epsom Girls Grammar School outdoor pool.

When are games played?  The games are played on a Sunday afternoon. We play in the Epsom League.

What equipment do you need to play Flippa Ball? A good pair of fitted, training-type swimming togs or trunks.

What skills do you need to play Flippa Ball? At the lower levels, being confident in the water is all that’s required. At the higher levels, being able to swim 25m is useful.

Who will be coaching the teams? The teams will be coached by former students of Mt Albert Primary School who are current club and high school waterpolo players. Genna Martin (Auckland Uni) and Ciaran Rose (Year 11 MAGS) will coach the teams between them.

Will there be practices? Yes, every Saturday3.45-4.45pm at Health & Sports, Morningside.

As this is an outside of school activity, MAPS parents will be required to sign a consent form for their children to play and a code of conduct form as a supporter. They will also be responsible for getting their child(ren) to games.

What is the cost? $55 per player per term to be paid to the school, plus additional team tee shirts.

Contact the school office or Mr Leung-Choi for more information.