Club Volleyball

Volleyball Northern Zone
Volleyball NZ club logo

The club volleyball season commences in June each year with a local Auckland regional league competition playing other teams in the Auckland region (e.g. from Waitakere and South Auckland). This competition runs on Saturdays at various venues across Auckland and each team generally plays 2 games and has one duty per day.

After this competition, teams from the Auckland and Midland Leagues play in a combined Northern Zone competition covering volleyball clubs across five of the fourteen New Zealand associations / provinces (Northland, Harbour, Manukau Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty).

Northern Zone results are used to determine seedings for the annual New Zealand National Club Volleyball Championships held over 4 days in October each year. Over 30+ volleyball clubs from the 14 provinces are generally represented at the National Championships.

Anyone is welcome to trial for club volleyball. Teams typically consist of a combination of adults and secondary school students.

In order to qualify for the New Zealand National Championships, each club must be affiliated to one of the local associations. Harbour Volleyball Association currently has two affiliated clubs – Harbour Raiders and East Coast Bays Thunder (refer below).

Link to Northern Zone volleyball website

Link to Volleyball NZ club volleyball information

Raiders Volleyball logo
East Coast Bays Thunder logo

The Harbour Raiders is one of the most successful volleyball clubs in New Zealand winning 7 National Mens titles and 3 National Womens titles with both teams winning together for the first time in 2017.


NZ Mens Club Champions:

1992,1997,1998,1999, 2006,2008, 2017, 2018

NZ Womens Club Champions:

2014, 2016, 2017

President:   Rhys Van Stipriaan


 Link to Harbour Raiders website

The East Coast Bays Thunder club was founded in 2013 to provide additional development opportunities for more players in the Harbour area by being able to participate in club volleyball. In 2017 it had one womens team but has also had a mens team in the past. For the last two years the womens team has qualified for the first division at NZ Club Nationals.

President:   Alan Kerr

Phone: 021 106 4643


Link to East Coast Bays Thunder Facebook site