Coffs Harbour

Water polo Club

Junior Water Polo

Flippa Ball

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Flippa Ball is back!!

Be at the pool by 8.30am for an 8.45am start.
While Flippa Ball is held in the shallow end of the indoor pool,
older and water competent players will be honing their skills in the deep end of the pool.
Why not bring a friend?




Everyone pays pool entry

Adults              $5

Children(to 16yrs) $4-50

Spectators        $2

Flippa Ball will commence on Sunday October 18, 2015 at 3pm

We are asking for a gold coin donation to enter the lucky draw each week.

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No flippa Ball or water polo this Sunday July 12.

Term 3 starts next week July 19.


Coffs Harbour Water Polo Club
are very excited to announce

Flippa Ball and water polo will be starting Sunday May 24 at the new time of 8-45am-9-45am.

This term will be a 5 week program.

Please arrive at the pool at 8-30 ready to start at 8-45am

Flippa Ball in the shallow end        Water polo in the deeper end

Fees have changed.   
Everyone pays pool entry

Adults              $5

Children(to 16yrs) $4-50

Spectators        $2

We are asking for a gold coin donation to enter the lucky draw each week.


Got questions?? email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







February 2014









Training /Match Times



Winter season  

Senior & Junior Water Polo

Sunday morning 8.45am to 9.45am. 
Deep end of indoor pool




Sunday morning 8.45am to 9.45am

September 11, 2016
Shallow end of indoor pool



Attendance each week enhances your ability for juniors to achieve a 
Bronze, Silver or Gold award.



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Coffs Harbour Water Polo

Welcome to the home of Coffs Harbour Water Polo. Have a browse around our site for all the latest information from games and events.

Coffs Harbour Water Polo Incorporated was established in 2010 and plays all year round. We also promote a healthy Flippa Ball competition which draws on primary school age children which is both safe and a fun way to introduce them to the sport of water polo.


Summer season starts Monday  nights from October 10th. Please visit us on Face Book or check out our Game Fixtures page with training and game times.


~ Coffs Club Carnival Attendance ~
  • Wingham ~ Manning Mug.
  • Tamworth ~ Southgate Inn Tournament
  • 2012 Pan Pacific Masters Games
  • 2012 Australian Masters Water Polo Championships
  • Byron Bay 5-a-side Tournament
  • Host of Plantation Hotel Invitational Tournament
  • National Primary School Games, Tamworth 2015,2016
  • Balmain 12 & Under Tournament 2014/15


The history of water polo as a team sport began as a demonstration of strength and swimming skill in late 19th century England and Scotland, where water sports and racing exhibitions were a feature of county fairs and festivals. Men's water polo was among the first team sports introduced at the modern Olympic games in 1900. Water polo is now popular in many countries around the world, notably Europe (particularly in Serbia, Russia, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Greece and Hungary), the United States, Canada and Australia. The present-day game involves teams of seven players (plus up to six substitutes), with a water polo ball similar in size to a soccer ball but constructed of waterproof nylon.

One of the earliest recorded antecedents of the modern game of Water Polo was a game of water ‘hand-ball’ played at Bournemouth on 13 July 1876. This was a game between 12 members of the Premier Rowing Club, with goals being marked by four flags placed in the water near to the midpoint of Bournemouth Pier. The game started at 6.00pm in the evening and lasted for 15 minutes (when the ball burst) watched by a large crowd; with plans being made for play on a larger scale the following week.

The rules of water polo were originally developed in the late nineteenth century in Great Britain by William Wilson. Wilson is believed to have been the First Baths Master of the Arlington Baths Club in Glasgow. The first games of 'aquatic football' were played at the Arlington in the late 1800s (the Club was founded in 1870), with a ball constructed of India rubber. This "water rugby" came to be called "water polo" based on the English pronunciation of the Balti word for ball, pulu. Early play allowed brute strength, wrestling and holding opposing players underwater to recover the ball; the goalie stood outside the playing area and defended the goal by jumping in on any opponent attempting to score by placing the ball on the deck.