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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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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