The Waterboy are about making stronger New Zealand communities.

We are passionate about the role sport plays in making our people stronger but we also realise that sport is only one part of becoming a well rounded happy individual who contributes to a stronger New Zealand.

With this in mind The Waterboy goes above and beyond offering support in sport for those individuals whom we sponsor.


Thank you for your support of Taku Wairua. You are helping us change lives.


In the past we have assisted our recipients in the following areas:

Performing Arts

Tuwhirinui Falwasser (sponsored by Blue Wallace) does Hip Hop Dance thanks to The Waterboy.

Work experience

Numerous numbers of our recipients have had work experience through The Waterboy programme. If your business would like to make a difference to someone’s life by offering them work experience through the school holidays, please get in touch with us.

Keziah Taite, picking up golf balls on the driving range at his after school job organised by The Waterboy. Thanks to New World Te Rapa for coming on board as Keziah’s sponsor and to St Andrew’s Golf Club for offering Keziah this work experience opportunity.


CV Writing

The Waterboy have helped our recipients write their Curriculum Vitae. This is a good way to work alongside our recipients and do tasks that are engaging and have a practical outcome.


As a part of our program our recipients receive mentoring where/when it’s needed. The mentoring is paid for by our sponsors and executed by The Waterboy. This has included taking our recipients to the movies, spending time with over a meal after training, or doing weekend activities.

Anaru Williams and Tuwhirinui Falwasser showing off the baking they did together with The Waterboy. The boys baked scones over the weekend and took them into their sponsor Blue Wallace for morning tea on Monday.