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Challenge Cup – 2019

To be held over Labour Weekend 2019 (26-28 October) at Water World Aquatic Centre, Garnett Ave, Hamilton

Entry is open to all NZ schools with Junior Secondary Water Polo teams. Teams should be predominately Y9/Y10, however schools with Y8’s may have Y8’s in the team.

Entry is open to Boys, Girls and Mixed teams, from an individual or combined schools. All entries are able to play in all games including any finals.

This event is ideal preparation for teams planning to attend the NZWP event North Island Junior Secondary (NIJSS).

Game times will be travel friendly for Auckland and Rotorua/Bay of Plenty schools so daily travel may be an option, however if your team are looking to stay in Hamilton, Water World is just a short walk from Ulster street with a large number of motels, plus their are some budget options in the area and right across the street is the Distinction Hotel (not cheap but very close, you might be able to negotiate a deal for a group booking). Feel free to contact us if you need a local to give some advice, or drop in to check out something for you.

Entries are limited, so please get your entry in ASAP to avoid disappointment. Entries close Friday 6 September.

Cost for the 2019 Tournament is set at $600Plus GST per team. This will be invoiced to the person nominated on your entry form once your entry is accepted (by Wednesday 11th September). Payment is required within 7 days to confirm the entry. Withdrawal after entry is confirmed will result in the forfeit of the entire entry fee * (see note 1).

Event Information

Team Entry Form

Team list entry form


Entries Open – Monday 1st July

Entries Close – Friday 6th September

Confirmed Teams – Wednesday 11th September

Invoices Sent out – Thursday 12th September

Final Date for Payment – Friday 20th September

Draws Released – Friday 11th October

Team Lists Due – Friday 11th October

Tournament Start – 10:00am Saturday 26th October

Tournament End – 5:00pm Monday 28th October

Note1* – Waikato Water Polo are running this event to help schools develop their players and to help school to prepare teams for NIJSS. We are running the event with a focus on maximising water polo and have kept the entry cost to an absolute minimum. We cannot afford to have teams withdraw at the last minute and we will be unable to refund the entry fee. Please ensure you are 100% able to attend before you enter.