SHGC offers the sport of Canoe Polo in conjunction with the New Plymouth Canoe Polo Association. Amanda Brown is the Schools Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Canoe Polo is loads of fun and played very similar to basketball, but you are in kayaks and in a swimming pool. It is a fantastic sport to develop water confidence, strength, team play and kayaking skills.
Schools Social League
The NPCPA runs a Schools Social League in Term One and Two for players from Y7 – 13.
Term 1 we play at the New Plymouth Boys High School pool, from 5pm – 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights. We try to put the younger students (Y7/8) games on first.
Term 2 is played at the Methanex Aquatic Centre in Bell Block, where depending on numbers we play Tuesday (Y9/10), Thursday (Y11-13, Adult league) and Friday (Y7/8).
All equipment and safety training is provided – Kayaks, lifejackets, spraydecks & helmets.
Teams consist of five players and are organised through the school co-ordinator. If there are not enough players for a team from your school/at your level, we will find a team for you.
The cost in 2019 will be $70 per term ($125 if two family members and $175 if three or more family members). To be paid directly to the NPCPA not the School.
Note: this cost also pays for affiliation to the regional and national bodies, enabling students to progress through into competitions/tournaments and take advantage of club training days/coaching.
New players need to complete the safety ‘wet exit’ process (required) prior to their first game. The purpose of this to ensure that new players can safely exit a kayak should it tip over during a game. NPCPA runs introduction sessions at the beginning of each term for players to complete this process.
Secondary Schools Competition
As part of the NZCPA and Central Canoe Polo Regional body, Sacred Heart Girls’ College also competes in the Regional Qualifying Tournament each year to decide the National Secondary Schools qualifying teams. This team will be decided by the Schools Co-ordinator.
In 2019, the Regional Qualifier will be in Levin March 9th and 10th, with the NZSS Nationals held in Fielding 29th – 31st March.
Costs will be approximately $200 per tournament, with all gear supplied.