About Us

New Zealand Canoe Polo

Within New Zealand, canoe polo is governed by the New Zealand Canoe Polo Association which is affiliated to the International Canoe Federation through our membership with the New Zealand Canoe Federation. New Zealand Canoe Polo administers the sport on behalf of our members with the mission: “To promote and encourage all aspects of Canoe Polo in New Zealand for the future of the sport and its participants”.

Key activities undertaken by New Zealand Canoe Polo include: delivery of national inter-club competitions; development of young players; national school competitions; selection of national representative teams; refereeing development; and coaching development.

Board of Directors

New Zealand Canoe Polo is governed by a Board of Directors (four elected at the annual general meeting and two appointed) with the following membership:

Michael Beauchamp (President)

Andi Fear-Ross (Chairperson)

Greg Oke

Colleen Sheldon

Meryn Hinton

Andrew McFadzean

Executive Council

The Executive Council is responsible to the Board for the day to day management of the Association and comprises the following members:

Executive Director – James Mitchell

Coaching Director – vacant

Communications Director – Kat Graham

Competitions Director – Jed Graham

Funding Director – Megan Bolton

Refereeing Director – vacant

Schools Director – Kelly Hepburn

Squads Director – David Morritt