2023 NZWP National Awards

3 Oct


The NZWP National Awards is an annual event that lets us recognise exceptional performance and contribution within the water polo community.

Who will be the 2023 category winners?  We would love to hear who you think deserves to be acknowledged for being exceptional!  Is it your coach?  Is it your teammate?  Your club?  Maybe someone on your committee who is dedicating their time to making your club run smoothly?  Is there a referee who does an amazing job?  Or a team that has done great things in 2023?

Nominate today!!  2023 Nominations are officially open!


Nominations must be received by Monday, 19th February 2024.

Nominations are invited from anyone including individuals, Schools, Clubs and Centres


Finalists will be announced on Friday, 23rd February 2024.

The NZWP Awards Panel will consider and shortlist finalists.

A maximum of 3 finalists per category.

Finalists will be notified and their names published on the NZWP website and social media.

Finalists will be invited to the 2023 National Awards ceremony to be held after the 2024 AGM.

Awards will be presented during the 2023 National Awards ceremony on 6 April 2024.


The NZWP Awards Panel:

The NZWP Awards Panel includes a regional representative and a High Performance coach. 

The NZWP office also provides input to the panel to provide information and context to the Awards Selection Panel. 

The remaining members of the NZWP Awards Panel are to be kept confidential.

Please contact us if you would prefer a PDF version of the nomination forms.

If you have any queries about the awards, please contact us.


2023 NZWP National Awards nomination forms:

Volunteer of the Year
Referee of the Year
Rookie Coach of the Year
Coach of the Year
Player of the Year (Female)
Player of the Year (Male)
Team of the Year (Female)
Team of the Year (Male) 
Fair Play Award
Outstanding Flippa Ball School 
Club of the Year 



NZWP Life Members, Honours, and Service Award nominations

Nominations for NZWP Life Members, Honours, and Service Awards have now closed.



2024 NZWP Registrations!