The first edition of HaBaWaBa Spain Plus welcomes u14 teams in Lloret de Mar from January 2 to 5
The Spanish version of the world’s most famous water polo tournament for kids keeps expanding. In 2023, it will be held in two different locations and welcome three different age groups from 9 to 14 years old.
The first tournament on the calendar is the brand-new Plus, which will take place in Lloret de Mar from January 2 to 5 for u14 co-ed teams, at the Olympic indoor swimming pool.
For the third year in a row, HaBaWaBa Spain’s 5th anniversary will be held at the Olympic Sylvia Fontana swimming pool in Tarragona. On this second venue, u10 and u12 co-ed teams from all over the world will have a blast playing their favorite sport from April 1 to 4.
The HaBaWaBa philosophy
HaBaWaBa (Happy Baby Water Ball) symbolises the joy of a child practicing “the sport that is played with the ball in the water.” The main goal of the Festival is to spread the love for water polo across the five continents and the noble values of sport and coexistence.
Spain is one of the most important locations of the HaBaWaBa International Circuit. The first tournament was held in Barcelona during the 2018 European Championships, and since its inception the event has grown into a must-do for teams from across Catalunya, Spain and Europe.
Registration deadlines and information
Around 14 teams will take part in the first edition of the HaBaWaBa Plus. Even though the event is already one month away, there are still a few spots available. More information about the schedule and application process is available on www.habawaba.es/plus.
On the other hand, the Festival for u10 and u12 teams is also filling up very fast and there are only places for a total of 36 teams. So far, teams from all over Spain, Portugal, France and the UK have confirmed their participation. Kids will spend three days of competition combined with fair play workshops and the famous HaBaTalent at night, while the last day they will enjoy one of Europe’s best theme parks, PortAventura World. More details can be found on www.habawaba.es/easter.