In light of the current Covid 19 pandemic and the recent associated outbreaks in our countries; Paddle Australia Canoe Polo Technical Committee and the New Zealand Canoe Polo Association have held a number of discussions to work through the implications. Unfortunately we have mutually made the decision to cancel the 2021 Oceania Championships. Our expectation is that we will be in a position to update all squads around future plans and financial considerations shortly. Our high performance program will now shift focus and we will update you on our plans in the next few weeks.
Stay safe, be kind to each other and hopefully we will all be back to doing the things we love.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
These applications will stay open for another month (now close Friday 25th June) and the age groups have been changed on the form.
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