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Heading into the finals of the Rotorua Primary School Flippaball Competition, Water Polo Packagoals are making an impression with tournament organisers and enabling safe and speedy setup so more children can get active and play the popular aquatic sport.
Tournament organiser and John Paul College Sports Director Arthur Faulkner says around 245 students from schools throughout the Rotorua District have been participating each week in the spring competition.
"The Division A finalists this year are the Lynmore School Makos and St Mary's Cougars. They typically perform well year upon year, but some of our country schools including Rotokawa School have been real up-and-comers.
The finals of the Rotorua Primary School Flippaball competition will be held at Rotorua Aquatic Centre on 29 November.
Flippaball is a form of junior water polo played in shallow pools so primary children can stand as well as swim. It is a non-contact sport, in which players must swim if they have possession of the ball.
The competition has used portable Junior Water Polo Packagoals since 2013, but has recently upgraded from the ‘Recreational’ to the ‘Professional’ model for this year’s spring competition.
Mr Faulkner says the new goals are greatly appreciated by the participants. The goals are inflatable, making them easy to transport and store and reducing potential health and safety issues that can result from collisions with more expensive steel goals that are often used elsewhere in New Zealand.
“Everyone loves the new goals. I can just sit down when we start and not have to worry about them. With all the health and safety regulations following the new Health and Safety at Work Act, we have to think about safety as well, but with these goals it’s not an issue.”
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