Invicta Water Polo Club was formed in 1992 to give players in Kent and the surrounding districts the chance to play Water Polo at District and National level without having to leave their home clubs. Although all the club’s officers and players are drawn from other clubs, it is an independent club for the promotion of water polo at District and National level only.The club has a structured youth development policy and has thriving Youth and Junior teams. Many former Youth and Junior players are now established senior team players.
The Juniors were National ‘Club Junior’ Champions in 1997 and were finalists in the 1999 National League Junior Championship. In 2001 the Junior team reached the final of the ASA Club Junior Championship. The Youth team reached the semi-final of the ASA Club Youth Championship in 2001 and were finalists in 2005, losing by just 1 goal (see the ‘News’ section).
Since the club’s formation the senior team has won promotion, first to Division 2 of the National Water Polo League, and then in the 2001 season, to Division 1 before moving back to Division 2 in 2004.
In the 2001 season the Invicta Women’s team won promotion to the Division 2 of the National Women’s Water Polo League having been unbeaten all season.
The 2001 season also saw the entry of a second Invicta men’s team (Invicta Marlins) in Division 3 of the National League, again introducing both youth and junior players to senior level water polo.