National Selectors Needed

Calling for Selectors to help our national coaches select the national teams for the upcoming Oceania champs.

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Applications for Referee Director Position

The New Zealand Canoe Polo Association is calling for applications for the volunteer position of Referee Director.

The successful applicant is likely to have the following key attributes:
 Able to delegate key tasks to a wide variety of volunteers.
 Excellent communication with a wide variety of volunteers and stakeholders
 While its would be ideal for the applicant to be a qualified referee, this is not imperative as you are able to co-opt suitable members/ advisors to the referee council. For further information please read the role description.

Applications to be sent to nzcpaexecdirector@gmail.com

Role position details: Referee Director Role Description 

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2019 Oceania New Coaching and Management Appointments


NZCPA are pleased to announce our Coaching and Management Team for 2019 Oceania and 2020 World Championships. 
Our head coaching staff are as follows:

  • Senior Women: Phil Hart
  • Senior Men: Kyzen Macdonald
  • U21 Men: Eric Gurden
  • U21 Women: Emma Hick and Luke Anderson (Co-Coaching and also managing their team/s)

Our U18 Oceania Coaching staff are as follows:

  • U18 women’s coach: Andrew McFadzean
  • U18 assistant women’s coach: Lydia Nuttall
  • U18 men’s coach: Sammy Hapeta
  • U18 assistant men’s coach: Callum Wilde

Oceania Tour Manager: Carl Massaratto

More managers to be named shortly.

Congratulations and best of luck.

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2019 Oceania Championships Squad Information and Applications

2019 Squad Applications

NZCPA are now seeking applications for the following Squads for the 2019 Oceania Championship campaign:

  • NZ Men’s Squad (up to 6 teams to be selected: NZ Senior A & B; NZ U21 A & B; NZ U18 A & B)
  • NZ Women’s Squad (up to 6 teams to be selected: NZ Senior A & B; NZ U21 A & B; NZ U18 A & B)
  • NZ Veteran’s / Master’s (over 30 and over 45 teams to be selected depending on interest)

Applications must strictly be returned by the 31st October 2018 using the following link:

2019 Oceania Championships Player Application Form

Payment of a $100 application fee is required. NZCPA Squad account: 02 0876 0048375 002

Further information can be found:

2019 Oceania Championship Campaign Information

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2019 Oceania Championships Applications for Coaching Positions

Squad Coaching (due 14th October 2018)

NZCPA is looking to appoint coaching staff for the 2019 Oceania Championships campaign. The following coaching positions will be appointed:

  • Men’s Squad: Head Coach, Assistant Coach, U18 Coach
  • Women’s Squad: Head Coach, Assistant Coach, U18 Coach
  • Veterans/Masters Squad Coach

Further information can be found in the campaign information document.

2019 Oceania Championships Campaign Information

2019 Position Description Team Coach

2019 Position Description Assistant Coach

2019 Position Description U18 Team Coach

2019 Position Description Vets and Masters Team Coach

2019 NZ Coach Application Form

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Cameron Butler Stepping Down From Board

Unfortunately the board has recently received the resignation of Cameron Butler from his position on the board. Cameron was the longest serving member, having been involved on and off for the past 12 years. In recent times Cameron has focused particularly on Health and Safety. Cameron is leaving the board to focus on his family, overseeing the building of his new home and of course his Polo Mania business. I am sure we will all see him at most polo events still. Stop by and thank him for his many years of volunteering.

The Board will request a Special General Meeting to vote a replacement for Cameron shortly.


Thank you

James Mitchell

Cam Butler
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Upcoming Events

2019

January 2019

19th-20th January: Quarry Champs – Auckland

February 2019

2nd-3rd Feb: Atahua Cup – Palmerston North

23th-24th Feb: Art Deco Comp – Backpaddock Lakes, Takapau

March 2019

2nd-3rd March: A Grade 1 National League – Lake Roto-Kohatu, Christchurch

9th-10th March: Secondary Schools Regional Qualifiers

16th-17th March: B Grade 1 National League – Lake Roto-Kohatu, Christchurch

16th-17th March: C&D Grade 1 National League – NI – Hokowhitu Lagoon, Palmerston North

16th-17th March: C&D Grade 1 National League – SI – Lake Roto-Kohatu, Christchurch

29th, 30th & 31st March: National Secondary School Champs

April 2019

6th-7th April: A Grade 2 National League, Hokowhitu Lagoon, Palmerston North

13th-14th April: B Grade 2 National League – Quarry Lake, Auckland

13th-14th April: C&D Grade 2 – NI – Quarry Lake, Auckland

13th April: Board meeting to be held

19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd April: Inter State Championships – Penrith Whitewater Stadium, Sydney

25th, 26th & 27th April: Oceania Championships –  Penrith Whitewater Stadium, Sydney

May 2019

4th-5th May: C&C Grade 2 – SI – Moana Pool, Dunedin

10th, 11th & 12th May: A Grade Finals –  Waterworld, Hamilton

17th, 18th & 19th May: B Grade Finals – Otaki Pool, Otaki

18th May: AGM to be held – Otaki

June 2019

1st, 2nd & 3rd June: C Grade Finals – Wellington Regional Aquatic Center (Kilbirnie Pool)

July 2019

20th-21st July: Development Camp – Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre Kilbirnie

31st July-4th Aug: U21 development teams compete in Irish International Canoe Polo Open, Ireland

August 2019

9th-11th Aug: South Island Secondary Schools Championships – Oamaru

10th & 11th Aug: U21 development teams compete in De Paddle Tournament, Belgium

September 2019

21st-22nd Sept: WCPA Solstice – Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre Kilbirnie

28th-29th Sept: NZ Worlds Senior Men, Senior Women & U21 Women training camp – Palmerston North

October 2019

12th-13th Oct: NZ Worlds U21 Men training camp – Palmerston North

26th-27th Oct: Inter Regional Championships – Quarry Lake, Auckland

November 2019

2nd-3rd Nov: U14 and U16 HB competition

2nd-3rd Nov: NZ Worlds Senior Women training camp – Otaki

9th-10th Nov: Rural Rave Competition – Waipukurau

23rd-24th Nov: NZ Worlds Senior Men training camp – Palmerston North

30th Nov-1st Dec: South Island Champs

2020

January 2020

5th-7th Jan: NZ Worlds U21 Women training camp (3 day camp) – Palmerston North 

11th-12th Jan: NZ Worlds Senior Men and U21 Men training camp – Palmerston North

18th-19th Jan: Quarry Champs, Auckland

February 2020

1st-2nd Feb: Atahua Cup – Palmerston North

8th-9th Feb: NZ Women training camp – Otaki (This could change to January 5th -7th combined camp with the U21 women)  

15th-16th Feb: Art Deco Champs – Hawke’s Bay

September 2020

8th-13th Sept: ICF Canoe Polo World Championships – Rome, Italy

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