Water Polo

Water Polo was established at Sacred Heart College in 1983 and, since then, has been widely recognised as a Premier sport at the College. Sacred Heart has won eight Premier Boys' National titles (1986, '87, '88, '90, 2004, 2010, 2013 and 2014) and has also captured numerous Auckland championships at both Junior and Senior levels. The school has also been very competitive at the North Island Championship level, capturing many titles at Premier boys (1987, '90, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017), Junior Boys' (1988, '95, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016) and Years 7 and 8 (2006, 2009, 2016).

Water Polo has been included in the Sports Institute programme since its inception in 2005 and this initiative has seen further growth of the sport at Sacred Heart.We offer quality coaches at all levels of the sport and have an onsite indoor Water Polo pool (opened in 2000) so students can train and play on site.

National Representatives at Senior Men's level: Kevin Schluter (1988 - '90), Quentin Smith (1994 - '98), Aaron Stockdale (1998 - 2002), Craig Knowles (1997), Richard Knowles (1999)_Keiran Hattie (2012) and Matthew Lewis (2013 and 2014); Braeden Drennan (2014).

Our most famous Water Polo-playing Old Boy is Clarke Tamariki who won the California School Player of the Year in 1991 and was awarded a scholarship to the University of California Berkeley. He also carried the Queen's baton from the ceremonial Waka at Okahu Bay in the opening ceremony of the 1990 Commonwealth Games.


Mrs Teena Tamati - Teacher in Charge

Useful links

New Zealand Water Polo