New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council Canoe Polo Championships will be held the 8-10 April at the Lidi Aquatic Centre in Palmerston North. However before you get there schools must qualify at the regional competitions or be granted a wild card.
NZCPA are really pleased to have commitment from 7 South Island teams and we look forward to their participation, 7 is the most we have had compete in one year, we congratulate Peter Anderson and his team for working so hard for so long.
2016 Regional Qualifying Comps
Northern: 19 March at Waikato Dio Pool in Hamilton
Central East: 12/13 March at Frimley Pool in Hastings
Central West: 19/20 March at Horowhenua College Pool in Levin
Central South: 20 March at Rongotai College pool in Kilbirnie, Wellington
To answer a some of the questions that arise every year
•It is the school which qualifies not the team therefore if you wish/need to change players (providing they meet the criteria) you may
•All players must be full time students at the school they represent
•Age Under 15 as at 01/01/2016 for Junior grades
•Age Under 19 at at 01/01/2016 for Senior grades
•Yes a girl can play in the open grade
•1 player x 1 team – No a girl cannot play in the open and girls grade at this competition
For the next newsletter I will have some points regarding scruitineering as we will be adhering to the rules as sent out by NZCPA for schools this mainly involves the helmet/face-guard changes as prescribed by ICF.
Any questions/issues please do not hesitate to contact me.