NZCPA has worked with Sport New Zealand to come up with specific guidelines for operating our competitions under level 2 (COVID-19) restrictions. In short; in the event we go back to level 2 restrictions we should be able to host competitions like School Nationals and the Club Championships. However these events would then be required to operate under more restrictive operating conditions to ensure everyone’s heath and safety. In the event of a level 2 lockdown players, teams, officials and spectators will be expected to abide by these instructions.
Use these forms to apply for the 2020 Development Camp ‘Road to 2025’. Those players wishing to trial for Oceania 2021 should attend this camp (unless you are currently or have been previously selected in a World Championships team). If you intend to put your name forward as a Coach, Referee or Manager for 2021 Oceania Championships then it is advisable that you attend this development camp.
The closing date for applications is Friday 6th November 2020 at 6pm
NZCPA are happy to announce that we will be hosting a large development camp at the Mitre 10 Sports Park, Hastings on 12th/13th December 2020. “Road to 2025”
1st – James Hargest College
2nd – Middleton Grange School SG
3rd – Middleton Grange School JG
4th – Blue Mountain A
5th – Blue Mountain B
1st – Middleton Grange School A
2nd – Dunstan College A
3rd – Middleton Grange School B
4th – South Island Combined Team
5th – Dunstan College B
6th – James Hargets
1st – Middleton Grange High School JG
1st – Middleton Grange School
2nd – Dunstan College
3rd – Shirley Boys High School
4th – Christchurch Combined Team
We are pleased to announce this role has been filled as a shared partnership between Jacqui Frost and Dean Hepburn.
Jacqui has a long association with polo. Most of you will know her as Frosty’s wife or Liam’s
mum. Currently she is working with Kiwi in the role of Coaching Coordinator. She has a
degree in Accountancy, and then gained a Post Graduate Diploma to become a primary
school teacher. She is a team leader and specializes in developing and delivering resilience
programs. Jacqui is also currently undertaking further education in educational
Jacqui’s passion is in empowering teams and in developing people.
Dean is a graduate of the Bachelor of Recreation and Sport at E.I.T Hawke’s Bay, where he
focused intensely on sports coaching and the development of sport. While there his focus
was on road cycling where he helped develop and deliver the Introduction to Road Cycling
program for Cycling New Zealand. He also manages and coaches endurance athletes from
elite to juniors and has helped develop junior cycling within Hawke’s Bay. Dean has also
coached hockey and studied the biomechanics of sports including basketball which
correlates well into canoe polo. He currently coaches canoe polo at Havelock North High
School, with managing and coaching the Senior B boys and assists the Senior Girls coaching
team as an endurance coach.
Dean’s passion within this role is to develop technical coaching capability and deliver a
pathway for coaching development.
Together, we want to ensure our coaches are well resourced and supported at every level of
Canoe Polo. Ensuring that we have a nationwide network of coaches that have a culture of
learning and development is a key component of this. We are looking forward to working
alongside our coaches to develop these areas.
Jacqui and Dean can be contacted on email@example.com
We have referenced Sport NZ documentation as our primary source:
If you are unsure how to implement these guidelines, or have any other questions, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
As we head into level 3 of Covid 19 tomorrow, NZCPA would like to update our membership on what this means for Canoe Polo in New Zealand at this time.
We will continue to keep everyone updated as we find out any changes to regulations during this time.