Flippa Ball

Registrations are CLOSED for Term 2

Takapuna Primary School participate in the North Harbour Water Polo Flippa Ball Competition, played at AUT Millennium Pool on Sunday afternoons.

Days & Dates:

Sundays in Terms 2, 3 and 4 2021

  • Term 2 -: Sunday 9th May - Sunday 4th July

  • Term 3 -: Sunday 1st August - Sunday 26th September

  • Term 4 -: Sunday 31st October - Sunday 12th December

No play/games on public holidays

Playing & Competition Information:

Teams & Grades:

TPS will aim to have the following teams depending on numbers registered:

  • Year 3 & 4 mixed boys and girls

  • Year 5 & 6 mixed boys and girls

Depending on the number of TPS students who register in time to play will depend on the make-up of the teams each term and year. Teams are 7-a-side in the pool and up to 2 subs (maximum of 9 players per team).


Flippa ball can be a tough game to play, a high level of swimming ability is required. All players wishing to play flippa ball must be able to complete the following:

  • Swim 50m freestyle (2 lengths of TPS school pool) unsupported/unaided and non-stop without putting their feet down.

  • Tread water or perform egg beater for 60 seconds (1 minute) unsupported/unaided and non-stop.


Games are played on Sunday afternoons and evenings with rounds scheduled between 1pm and 7pm each week, with younger players playing in the earlier time slots. Games are 2x 8 minute halves, 16 minutes in duration.


The draw will be published on http://www.northharbourwaterpolo.co.nz/Competitions-Clinics/Flippa-Ball-League-1 for the season.


  • There is no TPS playing uniform for flippa ball.

  • Players must be in swimwear. Rash shirts and long sleeve swimwear are not advised for flippa ball.

  • No goggles to be worn

  • Water polo caps are provided for each player by NH Water polo


  • TPS flippa ball Fees are $60 per player per term, to be paid at either the school office or online payment portal.

Registrations for all TPS Term 3 teams are open and close Friday 9th July 2021.

Link for google forms registration: https://forms.gle/ehPQ9wCwUSqCft7L


Our TPS flippa ball teams require parent support in coaching and managing teams. If your child/ren are registered to play within a TPS team and you are able to assist with coaching or managing please indicate this on your child/ren’s registration. We need volunteer coaches and managers to help!

Note: By registering your child in a sporting activity, you agree that your child will play for the duration of their intended season and will pay the registration fee .

If you have any sports related questions, please email Anneke at sports@tps.school.nz