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2019 Oceania Management Appointments

NZCPA are pleased to announce our Management Team for 2019 Oceania Championships. 

Shaun Vivian – Manager U18 Men

Thomas Mitchell – Manager U18 Women

Emma Hicks – Co-coach/Manager U21 Women

Luke Anderson –  Co-coach/Manager U21 Women

Rachel Mills – Manager U21 Men

Carl Massarotto – Tour Manager

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National Selectors Needed

Calling for Selectors to help our national coaches select the national teams for the upcoming Oceania champs.

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Applications for Referee Director Position

The New Zealand Canoe Polo Association is calling for applications for the volunteer position of Referee Director.

The successful applicant is likely to have the following key attributes:
 Able to delegate key tasks to a wide variety of volunteers.
 Excellent communication with a wide variety of volunteers and stakeholders
 While its would be ideal for the applicant to be a qualified referee, this is not imperative as you are able to co-opt suitable members/ advisors to the referee council. For further information please read the role description.

Applications to be sent to nzcpaexecdirector@gmail.com

Role position details: Referee Director Role Description 

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2019 Oceania New Coaching and Management Appointments


NZCPA are pleased to announce our Coaching and Management Team for 2019 Oceania and 2020 World Championships. 
Our head coaching staff are as follows:

  • Senior Women: Phil Hart
  • Senior Men: Kyzen Macdonald
  • U21 Men: Eric Gurden
  • U21 Women: Emma Hick and Luke Anderson (Co-Coaching and also managing their team/s)

Our U18 Oceania Coaching staff are as follows:

  • U18 women’s coach: Andrew McFadzean
  • U18 assistant women’s coach: Lydia Nuttall
  • U18 men’s coach: Sammy Hapeta
  • U18 assistant men’s coach: Callum Wilde

Oceania Tour Manager: Carl Massaratto

More managers to be named shortly.

Congratulations and best of luck.

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2019 Oceania Championships Squad Information and Applications

2019 Squad Applications

NZCPA are now seeking applications for the following Squads for the 2019 Oceania Championship campaign:

  • NZ Men’s Squad (up to 6 teams to be selected: NZ Senior A & B; NZ U21 A & B; NZ U18 A & B)
  • NZ Women’s Squad (up to 6 teams to be selected: NZ Senior A & B; NZ U21 A & B; NZ U18 A & B)
  • NZ Veteran’s / Master’s (over 30 and over 45 teams to be selected depending on interest)

Applications must strictly be returned by the 31st October 2018 using the following link:

2019 Oceania Championships Player Application Form

Payment of a $100 application fee is required. NZCPA Squad account: 02 0876 0048375 002

Further information can be found:

2019 Oceania Championship Campaign Information

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2019 Oceania Championships Applications for Coaching Positions

Squad Coaching (due 14th October 2018)

NZCPA is looking to appoint coaching staff for the 2019 Oceania Championships campaign. The following coaching positions will be appointed:

  • Men’s Squad: Head Coach, Assistant Coach, U18 Coach
  • Women’s Squad: Head Coach, Assistant Coach, U18 Coach
  • Veterans/Masters Squad Coach

Further information can be found in the campaign information document.

2019 Oceania Championships Campaign Information

2019 Position Description Team Coach

2019 Position Description Assistant Coach

2019 Position Description U18 Team Coach

2019 Position Description Vets and Masters Team Coach

2019 NZ Coach Application Form

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Cameron Butler Stepping Down From Board

Unfortunately the board has recently received the resignation of Cameron Butler from his position on the board. Cameron was the longest serving member, having been involved on and off for the past 12 years. In recent times Cameron has focused particularly on Health and Safety. Cameron is leaving the board to focus on his family, overseeing the building of his new home and of course his Polo Mania business. I am sure we will all see him at most polo events still. Stop by and thank him for his many years of volunteering.

The Board will request a Special General Meeting to vote a replacement for Cameron shortly.


Thank you

James Mitchell

Cam Butler
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