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Canoeing Ireland Canoe Polo 2014 EGM

Due to insufficient numbers attending the AGM on 18th October and no nominations for election to the Committee we were unable to proceed with the meeting, and the meeting was abandoned.  We are now calling an EGM on Sunday 16th November 2014 in the Liffey Training Centre.  The EGM will follow a development workshop 11am, the workshop will identify the needs of clubs in developing the sport at local level. If we are unable to elect a committee at this EGM, the function of the committee will devolve back to Canoeing Ireland, the implications of this will be: Six major outdoor competitions will not go ahead at locations in Galway, Longford, Killaloe, Enniskillen and Phibsborough, as NCPC are responsible for signing off the risk assessments and application forms to Waterways Ireland and the insurance company. Boats currently on loan to developing clubs will be recalled and put into storage. Equipment such as goals and pitchlines etc will also be put into storage The Junior Development Programme aimed at juniors aged between 13 and 21 years old and leading to National Squad Development will cease. The Coaching scheme will not be implemented. Senior skills course will not go ahead. No referee courses will take place. No national squads will train or compete at international level. Work with Waterways Ireland to identify and development amenities and facilities will cease.  The effect on our sport will be detrimental and we need clubs to nominate their members to become part of the committee. The positions up for election are: Chairperson                               (2 year term) Ordinary member 1                    (2 year term) Ordinary member 2                    (2 year term) Ordinary member 3                    (1 year term) Ordinary member 3                    (1 year term)

Canoeing Ireland Canoe Polo 2014 AGM

The Canoeing Ireland Canoe Polo AGM 2014 will be held on October the 18th  at 4.30pm in the Scout Den in Kilcock All motions and nominations to committee to be submitted by the 3rd October.  

Senior Women's Squad Manager

The National Canoe Polo Committee (NCPC) of Canoeing Ireland invite applications for the role of Senior Women's Squad Manager for the remainder of the 2014 Canoe Polo season. The role of Squad Manager involves looking after the administration and management of the National Squad and Team in relation to training sessions, and both international and domestic competitions during 2014. The Squad Manager will organise training sessions in conjunction with the Coach of the squad. Applications along with a short CV should be sent to committee@canoepolo.ie by 5pm on 4th July 2014, late applications will not be accepted.  

Ladies Competition

A reminder about the Ladies Competition (14th June). At the moment we only have 4 teams registered. For the competition to go ahead we need a min. 2 more teams to signup before Friday (6th June). So spread the word and encourage teams to signup. There will be spot prizes from Saor Uisce on the day.  Look in the competition section for more information  http://www.canoepolo.ie/?q=node/449

Referee & rules course and exam

The National canoepolo committee will be running a Reffing and Rules course on Saturday 17th May. The course will cover the rules of the game and there will be an exam afterwards. and will cost €10. The course will start at 10am and finish at about 4pm, it will take place at Sport HQ, National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown, beside the National Aquatic centre In order to get the most out of this we are expecting participants to read the rules of the game before hand.These can be downloaded from the ICF website at http://canoeicf.com/icf/Aboutoursport/Canoe-Polo/More-on-Canoe-Polo/Technical-Information.html To register for this course or just ask for further information just send an e-mail to referee@canoepolo.ie View Larger Map

Ireland Ladies Canoepolo 2014 World Championships

An invitation has been extended to Ireland to send a Women’s Canoe Polo Team to compete at the ICF Canoe Polo World Championships in Thury Harcourt. All female polo players are invited to an Open Selection event to train as part of a squad preparing for the World's. This selection event is happening on May 11th at 2pm in Kilcock. These squad training sessions will be closed sessions and only open to those selected at this event. This is not team selection that will happen much later in the season. There are NO selected team members as yet and you should neither expect nor rule yourself out of a place based on previous teams. There will be a number of selection criteria including attendance at group training sessions and being available for team selection for both national and international competitions from May to September. For further information contact chair@canoepolo.ie

Level 1 Canoe Polo Coaching Course

We are working with Canoeing Ireland to hold a Polo specific Level 1 coaching course. The course is a 2 day program leading to a CI accredited Level 1 Coaching Award and is aimed at those currently coaching at their club or group but who don't have a coaching qualification. In order to improve the level of coaching throughout the country, NCPC will be offering 1 subsidised place on the course per club up to a maximum of 10 clubs. If you are interested in attending this course please ask your club to nominate you by emailing chair@canoepolo.ie 

Committee Vacancy

The new committee was elected at our AGM in October, unfortunately we were unable to fill all vacancies at the AGM and are now looking to fill one vacancy on the National Canoe Polo Committee.  The new committee is listed on the committee page. If you are interested in joining the committee please email chair@canoepolo.ie

Galway Open - June 1st & 2nd

Another successful Galway Canoe Polo Open took place on the June Bank Holiday weekend in the centre of Galway city. 19 teams played over 2 days between Divisions 1, 2, 3 and Ladies.  Their Facebook page has details on the event along with photos and results. The next competition takes place this weekend in Courtown. See the competitions tab for details.


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