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Canoe Polo World Championships Rome 2021 Cancelled

The board of the International Canoe Federation, on the advice of the ICF Canoe Polo Technical Committee, has taken the reluctant decision to cancel this year’s canoe polo world championships in Rome, Italy.
The NZCPA board of directors made the decision to disband our two selected U21 teams and the two Senior training squads back in 2020.
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Covid-19 Vaccine

At this stage, NZCPA does not require players, coaches and managers to be vaccinated in order to be eligible for selection or competition. However, vaccinations may be required for competitors at future international competitions if mandated by other national bodies. In line with government advice for the population as a whole, we recommend that prospective players, coaches and managers get vaccinated when this is available to them.

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Oceania Changes for Vets/Masters Age Groups

NZCPA Board has approved changes to  the Masters and Vets categories for Oceania to reflect the discussions we have held with Australia.

New categories will be:

  • Open 30 +
  • Open 45+
  • Women 30+
  • Women 45+

For those who have already applied, if anyone wishes to change out of their selected group, just contact Meryn on nzcpasquadsdirector@gmail.com

These applications will stay open for another month (now close Friday 25th June) and the age groups have been changed on the form.

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2021 Oceania Team Managers Appointment

NZCPA are pleased to announce our Managing Team for 2021 Oceania. Our managing staff are as follows:

Senior Men: Jimmy Bowden

Senior Women and Overall Women’s Squad Manager: Janelle Eade

U21 Men A Team and Tour Manager: Meryn Hinton

U21 Men B Team: Shaun Vivian

U21 Women A Team: Grainne Kelly

U21 Women B Team: Melissa Johnson

U18 Men A Team: Rachel Mills

U18 Men B Team: Tracey Brookes

U18 Women A Team: Tom Mitchell

U18 Women B Team: Laureen King

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2021 Women’s Player Applications

Oceania Championships 2021 – NZCPA call for player applications for the following teams:

Senior Women
U21 Women
U18 Women

2021 Oceania Senior, U21 and U18 Women’s Player Application Form

Applications close on Monday 24th May at 6pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

The date for the last women’s squad camp in November is yet to be confirmed but will be for the selected teams only.
Applications must be on the attached form only. Please ensure you read the information at the beginning of the application form.
Once application form is complete please request to join the Facebook group: 2021 Oceania Full Women’s Squad
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2021 Veteran’s and Master’s Men’s and Women’s Player Applications

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2021 Oceania Camp Dates

Men: All held at Mitre 10 Park, Hawke’s Bay
Camp 1 – 22nd-23rd May
Camp 2 – 11th-12th September
Camp 3 – 2nd-3rd October (teams selected)
Camp 4 – 20th-21st November
Women’s:
Applications will open on 3rd May and close on 24th May
Camp 1 – 7th-8th August in Hawke’s Bay
Camp 2 – 2nd-3rd October in Palmerston North
Team Selections – 15th-17th October at Inter-Regionals in Hawke’s Bay
Camp 3 – TBC
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2021 Oceania Team Manager Applications

Oceania Championships 2021 – NZCPA call for Team Manager applications for the following teams:

Senior Men (A & B) – if required
U21M (A & B)
U18M (A & B)

Senior Women (A & B) – if required
U21W (A & B)
U18W (A & B)

Vets/Masters – if required

2021 Oceania Team Manager Applications Form

Applications for the team managers will open on Friday 9th April and close at 6pm on Friday 30th April. Please ensure you read the information at the beginning of the application form. Selection of the Managers will be made by NZ Executive Director and NZ Squad Manager.

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2021 – 2022 Senior, U21 and U18 Men’s Player Applications

Oceania Championships 2021 – NZCPA call for player applications for the following teams ONLY:

Senior Men
U21 Men
U18 Men

2021 Oceania Senior, U21 and U18 Men’s Player Application Form

Applications for the above teams will open on Friday 9th April and close at 6pm on Friday 30th April. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be on the attached form only. Please ensure you read the information at the beginning of the application form.

First camp for the FULL men’s squad (incl Snr men, U21M and U18M triallists) will be on:
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May at The Mitre 10 Park in Hastings. Players will need to arrive in camp by 9.30pm Friday 21st May (camp details will be provided via the FB Full Men’s Squad page when finalised).

PLEASE NOTE:
Players who need to purchase flights to attend camp and are unsure if they are at the required level or have the necessary skill set to trial, please contact the coaches – Kyzen MacDonald (Snr Men); Eric Gurden (U21M) or Callum Wilde (U18M) BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS.  Kyzen, Eric and Callum can be contacted via Facebook pm.

Women players and Vets/Masters player applications will be asked for at a later date.

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2021 – 2022 Oceania and World Championships Coaches Appointment

NZCPA are pleased to announce our Coaching Team for 2021 Oceania and 2022 World Championships. Our head coaching staff are as follows:
Senior Women: Freya Hogarth
Senior Men: Kyzen Macdonald
U21 Men: Eric Gurden
U21 Women: Andrew McFadzean
They will be assisted in their roles by:
Senior Women Assistant Coach: TBC
Senior Men Assistant Coach: Jordan Hinton
U21 Men Assistant Coach: Justin Tate
U21 Women Assistant Coach: Kelly Walters
Our U18 Oceania Coaching staff are as follows:
U18 women’s coach: Lydia Nuttall
U18 assistant women’s coach: TBC
U18 men’s coach: Callum Wilde
U18 assistant men’s coach: Carl Massarotto and John Frost
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