2020 Rome World Championships – Senior Women’s Co-coach Appointment

NZCPA is excited to announce the appointment of Freya Hogarth to Co-coach the Paddle Ferns for the 2020 World Championship Campaign. Freya will work alongside retuning coach Phil Hart in this role.

Freya brings a wealth of canoe polo experience and professional skills to the role. As a former Paddle Fern with 11 years on the team she has a proven ability to learn Canoe Polo, sport specific skills and effectively train as an elite level athlete. She is committed to the development of players at all levels and is keen to contribute to the legacy of the Senior Women’s Canoe Polo team.

Freya had this to say “being involved in a coaching role has been a personal aspiration for many years. I’m passionate about the current and future potential of our Elite New Zealand teams and keen to contribute towards the development of clear pathways for junior players into senior NZ teams.

We are all looking forward to following and supporting the Paddle Ferns as they work towards building a strong team that is capable of challenging for the gold medal next year.

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2020 Rome World Championships – Domestic Managers Applications

NZCPA is looking for 3 domestic based managers to support our New Zealand teams. These positions do not require overseas travel, perhaps with the exception of the Senior (potentially). 
The purpose of these positions is to help the named squad by supporting and organising their training camps and helping with preparations prior to the squad departing for the tour. Reporting, budgeting and sharing information will also be part of this role. 
This role requires you work with the coaches, squad members and Squads Director. Managers may be expected to attend training camps to help with meal preparation and general support work.

Applications close on the 13th of September 2019. Please see the ‘NZ Squads’ page for more information and applications.

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New Board Members

At the recent AGM the membership voted in the following board members: Andi Fear-Ross (2 year term), Meryn Hinton (2 years) and Andrew McFadzean (1 year). NZCPA welcomes the two new incoming board members Meryn and Andrew, looking forward to their input in shaping our sport. 

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