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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.

Squad Invitation

The Women and U21 squads are having an open invitation on the 10th March at 10.30am in Kilcock for anyone that has aspirations to paddle, coach or generally help out with the National teams.  This is open to all women, U21 men (16 and above) and U21 women (age 15 and above) and the idea of the weekend is to give an idea of what the National teams are about. There will be various discussions and training sessions to give everyone a starting base for squad selection in early 2013. Even if you have never been before, come along as you might be surprised!

Irish Open Update

This year see's the 10th Anniversary of the European Championships held in Ireland.  To celebrate this event we have decided to hold the Irish Open at the same venue. Kilcock is one of the best locations for Canoe Polo in Ireland, with easy access to the water and the ability to join forces with North Kildare to provide ample space for up to four pitches.  This is a very important event on the Irish Canoe Polo calendar and a lot of work is going on in the background.  The Irish Open Committee comprising of 2 representatives from NCPC and a representative from each of the clubs involved are working closely with local businesses and Waterways Ireland to ensure an excellent competition.  The town will also host a festival that weekend, ensuring plenty of atmosphere and spectators alike. Kilcock is conveniently located close to Dublin Airport and Ferry Port, offering easy access to foreign team's travelling to the event.   To register your team for this event visit our Competitions page.  
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