NZ Canoe Polo in RED Traffic Light System

 

 

Unfortunately New Zealand has moved to the RED setting for our Covid-19 protection framework. This will mean that we will have some restrictions on how we operate. The board and executive are reviewing our procedures and rules around national and club events in light of the potentially changing environment. Currently we expect that most events will still run, though under some restrictions.

Key points:

  • Stay home if unwell.
  • Abide by the government rules around isolation and close contact notifications.
  • You must have produced evidence that you are fully vaccinated to gain access to our NZCPA sanctioned events.
  • You should wear a mask at all times except when being active.
  • Wash or sanitise hands before entering the facility/activities and when moving through different areas.
  • Scan your QR code every time you enter facility or at activities.
  • Events that are held will need to ensure that they maintain zones/bubbles of less than 100 people. More information can be found here: https://sportnz.org.nz/media/4782/snz-cpf-one-pager-22-12.pdf
  • Get your booster if you haven’t done so already.

 Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries on nzcpaexecdirector@gmail.com

 We hope all our community stay well and help support each other.

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Important Covid 19 Update – Vaccination Certificate

An important update concerning the use of Covid Passports for NZCPA competitions. This is from the recent NZCPA board meeting:

“The Board resolves in principle that all Association and inter-club competitions use vaccine certificates when the Government’s COVID-19 Protection Framework (“traffic light system”) is introduced. This will require all participants (including coaches, managers, other team associates, spectators and competition organisers) to produce a valid COVID-19 certificate in order to participate in an event.

Club and Regional bodies are also encouraged to use vaccine certificates for local events, but may run as the club/regional body deems appropriate in accordance with Government requirements.

The above resolution is made with regard to Government advice and aims to ensure a higher degree of certainty with Association and inter-club competitions, reduce pressures on competition organisers, and to protect the welfare of participants.

The Board further encourages all Association members to become vaccinated if they are eligible.“

The key points here is that currently we are waiting for the government and Sport New Zealand to roll-out all the support material associated with this. For example:

  • National implementation of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (“traffic light system”).
  • Vaccine certificates (and age groups these apply too).
  • Apps and readers to manage Vaccine certificates for events.
  • Clear instructions on how exemptions and exceptions are being administered. It is understood that this will automatically flow into the vaccine certificates (there will be no need for organisers to be involved in this process).
  • This only comes into effect once your region goes to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework
  • While we wish we could give clubs greater guidance at this stage, we don’t have the ability to do so until we receive further guidance from the appropriate Government bodies.

Please also note that “inter-club competitions” referenced in the board’s decision specifically include the likes of South Island Champs, Atahua, Otaki Quarry comp etc.

Based upon current publicly communicated estimates it is unlikely NZ will be operating under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework when South Island  Champs are being hosted. This will need to operate under level 2 guidelines much like the recent Inter-regional Championship.

If you have any feedback or comments please contact the Executive Director nzcpaexecdirector@gmail.com

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U18 High Performance Programme Teams Selected

At the 2021 Inter-Regional Championships, 4 teams for our U18 High Performance Programme were selected. The chosen players are competing in a NZ representative tour consisting of the Atahua and Art Deco tournaments in February 2022. Congratulations to everyone selected.
U18 A Women’s
Arianna Broad
Meaghan Broad (VC)
Kayla Carne
Rebecca Davis
Anika Hamilton
Grace Henrickson
Hannah Hunt (C)
Abbie Ward
U18 B Women’s
Kaitlyn Adams (C)
Lara Carson
Sophie Corum-O’Kane
Samantha Lee
Leila Paul
Dani Petersen
Steph Straka
Mackenzie True
U18 A Men’s
Jensen Alcock
Kai Alcock
Hugh Bristow
Jack Brookes
Tim Coulson
Daniel Malcolm
Tyler walters
Levi Ward
U18 B Men’s
Nick Collier
Cameron Gemmell
Scott Gray
Manaia Greening
Logan Mitchell
Max Powell
Cameron Stevens
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2022 World Games and World Championships Manager Applications

NZCPA are pleased to announce the opening of manager applications for World Games & World Championships. These applications open today – Sunday 12th September.
Applications close on Sunday 19th September at 6pm (same as the women’s applications).
World Games is only for Senior Men and Women’s teams, and World Championships is for all four teams.
World Games is in Birmingham, Alabama, USA and World Champs is in St. Omer, France.
Please note that NZCPA are unable to predict COVID restrictions such as open international borders and our ability to travel, Government advice against travelling, managed isolation, insurance etc. We will keep all players and management updated regularly but we cannot guarantee our ability to attend either events.
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.
Manager application form:
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2022 World Games & World Championships Player Applications

NZCPA are pleased to announce the opening of player applications for World Games & World Championships for Senior Men, Senior Women, U21 Men and U21 Women. These applications open today – Sunday 5th September.
NB: Applications are open for one week for men and two weeks for women.
Snr Men and U21M applications close on Sunday 12th September at 6pm.
Snr Women and U21W applications close on Sunday 19th September at 6pm.
World Games is only for Senior Men & Women’s teams and World Championships is for all four teams.
World Games is in Birmingham, Alabama, USA and World Champs is in St. Omer, France.
Please note that NZCPA are unable to predict COVID restrictions such as open international borders and our ability to travel, Government advice against travelling, managed isolation, insurance etc. We will keep all players and management updated regularly but we cannot guarantee our ability to attend either events.
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.
Senior Women player application:
Senior Men player application:
U21 Women player application:
U21 Men player application:
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Important 2021 Oceania Update

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.

 

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2021 Oceania Men Vets and Masters Update

Training/selections for both teams:
Vets:
23rd & 24th Oct: At the Lagoon, Palmerston North – Saturday would be selection day and Sunday is optional training.
14th Nov: In Otaki for games with the Women.
Masters:
Conor would like these triallists to join in with the Men’s camp on  2nd & 3rd Oct in HB, and then that weekend we’d poll the players to see if they wanted to do an optional extra day at the last Men’s camp on Sat 20th – 1 day only again in HB.
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Wellington in Level 2

As you will have heard, the Wellington region has moved into Level 2 restrictions as of 6pm the 23rd of June, until 11.59 PM on Tuesday the 29th June. Due to this change in level, community sport will be required to be run slightly differently.
Key points to remember for any games or trainings:
1. Clubs – Have a clear and well communicated plan for your members. This includes your membership being able to review this information as needed,
2. No more than 100 people at social gatherings,
3. You can do your usual exercise and recreation activities, if you can do them safely.
4. If you’re sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.
If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 and get advice about being tested.
If you have been told to self-isolate you legally must do so immediately.
You can find full level 2 guidelines on the Covid 19 Government website:
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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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