SHGC offers the sport of Canoe Polo in conjunction with Taranaki Canoe Polo (TCP). Megan Hitchcock is the college’s 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 TCP 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 2021 will be $80.00 per term ($150.00 if two family members and $220.00 if three or more family members), to be paid directly to the TCP 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. TCP 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 college’s co-ordinator.
Teacher in charge: Megan Hitchcock