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Strategic Plan for Canoe Polo in Australia

Strategic Plan for Canoe Polo in Australia

Canoe Polo is an exciting team event played on 35m x 23m pitches set up in swimming pools or on flat stretches of water. Teams of 5 paddlers endeavour to score goals in a net suspended 2m above the water, the ball being thrown by hand, or ‘flicked’ with the paddle. Naturally, the team with the most goals at the end of the match wins the game. Find out more about Canoe Polo.

Canoe Polo Training and Development Squads Nomination

Facilitated by the Paddle Australia Canoe Polo Discipline Technical Committee (PACPTC), nominations for the remainder of 2022 for the Train on Squad are now open.

In preparation for the 2023 Oceania Championships and trials, athletes will be offered the opportunity to come together and train throughout 2022 and seek support from specialised coaches while participating in training in home states and clubs. It is anticipated that each squad will have one training camp this year with dates and location still TBC.

The squads will cater to U18, U21 and Open age divisions for both Men and Women.

Selection will be conducted by Coaches of each age group, PACPTC Development officer and PACPTC High performance officer and to be ratified by the PACPTC.

Any questions regarding nominations can be directed to Paddle Australia Sport Operations and Development Coordinator, Annabelle White (annabelle.white@paddle.org.au).

Nominations for the Train on Squad will close on the 11th of July, 2022 COB.

 

Please nominate at the link HERE. 

2022 – Summer/Autumn:

Summer Series:
22/23 Jan 2022: Round 1 – Adelaide (proceeding as planned)
26/27 February 2022: Round 2 – Nagambie (proceeding as planned)
26/27 March 2022: Round 3 – Oxenford, hosted by Brothers Canoe Club  (proceeding as planned)
15-17 April 2022 (Easter): Australian Championships – Venue TBC

 

Throughout the season:
State based Interclub leagues; September, October, November, December, February, March.

Information Updated: 31 January 2022

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FOUNDATION COACH TRAINING COURSE

Development Coach Training Program

  • Development coach training program

PERFORMANCE COACH TRAINING PROGRAM

  • Performance coach training program

General

  • Body Weight Exercises
  • Fitness Ball Exercises
  • Stroke Effectiveness for Canoe Polo

Paddle Australia Canoe Polo Technical Committee (PACPTC)

  • John Moore (Chair)
  • Laura Kleinrahm, (Athlete Rep)
  • Rob Watson
  • DJ Dubose
  • Matt Moore (Vice Chair)
  • Don Steel
  • Anthea Courtney
  • Donald Leigh

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Introduction to Canoe polo Rules

The “Introduction to Canoe Polo Rules” is to be completed by player, coach or official as an awareness requirement prior to taking part in the first national competition in the national calendar year.

Note: this is not a formal refereeing qualification required to officiate at any level

This program is regarded as a prerequisite for completing training and assessment within the Australian Canoe Polo Referee Qualification Program.

On completion of the program, please email your results along with your name and contact number to: Education@paddle.org.au

The FREE program can be found by clicking the button below

Refereeing Practice

ICF referee training course:

The ICF Canoe polo refereeing program can be found at:

https://www.canoeicf.com/disciplines/canoe-polo

Once at the site scroll down and find the title Refereeing.

Spike’s Report is the Australian Canoe Polo Newsletter. Follow the links below for past and current issues.

AUSTRALIAN MEN’S TEAMS

ICF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Over thirty-five countries now compete at the ICF World Canoe Polo Championships. Australia has competed since the inaugural championships in 1994. Australian men took gold in 1994, 1996 and 1998. Australian men are set to compete again in Canada 2018.

 

2018, Welland

Placing: 12th

Coach: Matthew Moore

Manager: John Moore

Team

Matthew Perrin
Adam Hofmeyer
Luke Holmes
Nathan Rosaguti
Mark Huang
Stephen Hubbard
Jay Burgess
Ben Stark

2016, Syracuse

Placing: 15th

Coach: Matthew Moore

Manager: John Moore

Team

Robert Sims
Andrew Merrifield
Louie Wu
Nathan Rosaguti
Stephen Porter
Ian McIntosh
Rowan Holt
James Deakin
Salim Alijunied

2014, Thury-Harcourt

Placing: 13th

Coach: Brett Houghton and Matthew Moore

Manager: John Moore

Team

Robert Sims
Andrew Merrifield
Craig Hutchinson
Jay Burgess
Stephan Hubbard
Joshua Holmes
Ian McIntosh
Luke Holmes

2012, Poznan

Placing: 4th

Coach: Duncan Cochrane and Ian McIntosh

Manager: Ken Sullivan

Team

Robert Sims
Nathan Moore
Matthew Moore
Craig Hutchinson (C)
Anton Holmes
Stephan Hubbard
Ian McIntosh
Luke Holmes

2010, Milan

Placing: 8th

Coach: Stephen Gibson

Manager: John Moore

Team

Robert Sims
Matthew Perrin
Matthew Moore
Craig Hutchinson
Ian McIntosh
Anton Holmes
Luke Holmes
Chris Heard
Matthew Schar

2008, Edmonton

Placing: 4th

Coach: Carolyn Cochrane

Manager: John Moore

Team

Steven Porter
Nathan Moore (C)
Craig Hutchinson
Anton Holmes
Matthew Schar
Joshua Holmes
Chris Heard
Ian McIntosh
Luke Holmes

2006, Amsterdam

Placing: 6th

Coach: Mark Henwood

Manager: Ken Sullivan

Team

Robert Sims
Craig Hutchinson
Joshua Holmes (C)
Anton Holmes
Chris Heard
Matthew Schar
Steve Harmer

2004, Miyoshi

Placing: 6th

Coach: Duncan Cochrane

Manager: Colin Hutchinson

Team

Graham Bayne (C)
Chris Heard
Mark Henwood
Anton Holmes
Andrew Kennedy
Ian Plummer
Craig Hutchinson

2002, Essen

Placing: 5th

Coach: Paul Carter

Team

Brad Baker (C)
Trent Baker
Graham Bayne
Duncan Cochrane
Mark Henwood
Alan Lawson
Dean McIntosh
Matthew Moore
Nathan Moore

2000, Sao Paulo

Placing: 5th

Coach: Brett Houghton

Manager: Margot Rosser

Team

Stephen Gibson (C)
James Deakin
Brad Baker
Trent Baker
Richard Coates
Duncan Cochrane
Jason Downey
Anton Holmes
Alan Lawson

1998, Aveiro

Placing: Gold, World Champions

Coach: Paul Carter

Manager: Marg Smith

Team

Brad Baker
Trent Baker
Duncan Cochrane (C)
Stephen Gibson
Brett Houghton
Andrew Kennedy
Keith McChlery
Andrew Waters

1996, Adelaide

Placing: Gold, World Champions

Coach: Paul Carter and Megan Bramich

Manager: Corey Gray

Team

Luke Ariston
Damien Armstrong
Brad Baker
Trent Baker
Duncan Cochrane (C)
Steve Hemsley
Brett Houghton
Keith McChlery

1994, Sheffield

Placing: Gold, World Champions

Coach: Stephen Bath

Manager: Marianne Cochrane

Team

Aaron Fleet
Paul Carter
Brett Houghton
Steve Hemsley
Keith McChlery
Duncan Cochrane
Scott Makin
Chris Van Genderen (C)

WORLD GAMES
The World Games are the pinnacle event in the canoe polo calendar. Only six countries qualify to compete in canoe polo at the multi-sport games. Australia first competed at the inaugural 2005 games. Australian men took bronze in 2009.

2017, Wroclaw

Did not compete

2013, Cali

Placing: 5th

Coach: Nathan Moore

Manager: Noel Holmes and John Moore

Team

Robert Sims
Matthew Moore
Craig Hutchinson (C)
Anton Holmes
Stephen Hubbard
Josh Holmes
Ian McIntosh
Luke Holmes

2009, Kaohsiung

Placing: Bronze

Manager: John Moore

Team

Duncan Cochrane
Craig Hutchinson
Anton Holmes
Joshua Holmes
Chris Heard
Ian McIntosh
Matthew Moore
Nathan Moore

2005, Duisburg

Placing: 6th

Coach: Steve Hemsley

Team

Robert Sims
Nathan Moore
Craig Hutchinson
Anton Holmes (C)
Ian Plummer
Joshua Holmes
Angelo Della-Noce

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S TEAMS

ICF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Over thirty-five countries now compete at the ICF World Canoe Polo Championships. Australia has competed since the inaugural championships in 1994. Australian women took gold in 1994 and 1998, silver in 1996, bronze in 2002 and 2012. Australian women are set to compete in Canada 2018.

2016, Syracuse

Placing: 16th

Coach: Rebecca Jennings

Manager: John Moore

Team

Carley Goodwin
Stacey Goodwin
Jennifer Stevens
Brigit Doyle
Anna Thompson
Alana Pacholke
Laura Kleinrahm

2016, Syracuse

Did not compete

2014, Thury-Harcourt

Did not compete

2012, Poznan

Placing: Bronze

Coach: Matthew Heard and Chris Heard

Manager: Ken Sullivan

Team

Louise McIntosh
Siobhan Goble
Alisa Enting-Hawke
Nikky Lee
Sarah Heard (C)
Rebecca Jennings
Stephanie Agnew

2010, Milan

Placing: 5th

Coach: Mathew Heard

Manager: Ken Sullivan

Team

Cassandra Caldwell
Louise McIntosh
Siobhan Goble
Alisa Enting-Hawke
Nikky Lee
Sarah Cartwright
Libby Le Coultre
Stephanie Agnew

2008, Edmonton

Placing: 5th

Coach: Joanne Vartanian

Manager: Brenda Stork

Team

Megan Holmes
Siobhan Goble
Alisa Enting-Hawke
Kate Abbey (C)
Sarah Cartwright
Stephanie Sullivan
Libby Anderson
Rebecca Jennings

2006, Amsterdam

Placing: 6th

Coach: Kate Abbey

Manager: Ken Sullivan

Team

Cassandra Caldwell (C)
Louise McIntosh
Kate Graham
Alisa Enting-Hawke
Amy Gluyas
Sarah Cartwirght
Stephanie Sullivan

2004, Miyoshi

Placing: 5th

Coach: Joanne Vartanian

Manager: Margot Rosser

Team

Kate Abbey (C)
Trish Butler
Amy Dawes
Sarah Moore
Heidi Philpott
Anne Rosser
Michelle Springall
Briony Turner

2002, Essen

Placing: Bronze

Coach: Joanne Vartanian

Team

Kate Abbey
Sarah Alexander
Carolyn Cochrane (C)
Megan Holmes
Alison Hughes
Jo Patrick
Juliette Makin
Anne Rosser
Gail Songberg
Briony Turner

2000, Sao Paulo

Placing: 5th

Coach:Duncan Cochrane

Manager: Margot Rosser

Team

Gail Songberg (C)
Carolyn Cochrane
Kate Abbey
Jacquie Cools
Liza Holmes
Megan Holmes
Joanna Patrick
Anne Rosser

1998, Aveiro

Placing: Gold, World Champions

Coach: Chris van Genderen

Manager: Marg Smith

Team

Carolyn Cochrane
Celia Coote
Janet Hummerstone
Juliette Makin
Belinda Ness
Gail Songberg
Anne Roser
Joanne Vartanian (C)

1996, Adelaide

Placing: Silver

Coach: Phil Doddridge and Kevin Crowe

Manager: Corey Gray

Team

Carolyn Cochrane
Anne Duncan
Morwena Griffiths
Jenny Hourigan
Antonia Keiran
Juliette Makin (C)
Belinda Ness
Gail Songberg
Kaye Truscott
Joanne Vartanian

1994, Sheffield

Placing: Gold, World Champions

Coach: Duncan Cochrane

Manager: Marianne Cochrane

Team

Anne Duncan
Nerilee Flint
Joanne Hemsley (C)
Caroline Houghton
Janet Hummerston
Julie Keast
Juliette Makin
Caroline Ninnes
Elizabeth Shem
Kaye Truscott

WORLD GAMES
The World Games are the pinnacle event in the canoe polo calendar. Only six countries qualify to compete in canoe polo at the multi-sport games. Australia first competed at the inaugural 2005 games.

2017, Wroclaw

Did not compete

2013, Cali

Placing: 5th

Coach: Matthew Heard

Manager: Noel Holmes and John Moore

Team

Brooke Honeyman
Siobhan Goble
Ailsa Enting-Hawke
Nikky Lee
Sarah Heard (C)
Rebecca Jennings
Laren Ljiljak

2009, Kaohsiung

Placing: 6th

Coach: Kate Abbey

Manager: John Moore

Team

Cassandra Sims
Libby Anderson
Siobhan Goble
Ailsa Enting-Hawke
Amy Dawes
Sarah Cartwright
Rebecca Jennings

2005, Duisburg

Placing: 6th

Coach: Carolyn Cochrane

Team

Cassandra Caldwell
Celia Challender
Amy Dawes
Megan Holmes
Kate Abbey (C)
Sarah Cartwright
Joanne Vartanian (C)
Michelle Springall

AUSTRALIAN U21 MEN’S TEAMS

ICF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Over thirty-five countries now compete at the ICF World Canoe Polo Championships. Australia has competed since the inaugural championships in 1994. The U21 category was introduced in 2002 at Miyoshi. Australia U21 has competed at only two championships.

 

2010, Milan

Placing: 6th

Coach: CJ van Genderen

Manager: Rob Watson and Gaylene Watson

Team

Matt Greaves
Jeremy Lee
Andrew Goodison
Sam Holt
Nathan Watson
Steven Hubbard
Andrew Merrifield

2008, Edmonton

Placing: 8th

Coach: Matthew Moore

Manager: Bob Stork

Team

Tom Stork (C)
Matt Perrin
Sam Holt
Stephen Hubbard
Matt Greaves
Adrian Porter
Ben Stark
Michael Taylor

Strategic Plan for Canoe Polo in Australia

The 2022 PA Canoe Polo Championships will be held at Westlakes Regatta Centre, SA. Paddle Australia and Paddle South Australia would like to thank the event organising committee and all volunteers for their contribution to the event.

The states that will be represented at the Championships are:

  • South Australia
  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Australian Capitol Territory

To find the results from the 2022 PA Canoe Polo Championships please see the links below:

State Representatives

State Representative Name Email Address
VIC Dale Tomlinson dale13.tomlinson@gmail.com
NSW Craig Hutchinson craighutchinson06@hotmail.com
QLD Don Steel don@brookfieldwater.com.au
ACT Laura Kleinrahm laurakleinrahm3@gmail.com
TAS Jenny Purtell tamar@canoe.org.au
SA Noel Holmes canoe.polo.sa@gmail.com
WA Wing Lau wlau2016@gmail.com

Rules and Refereeing- State Coordinators

Chief Referee (Donald Leigh): donaldleigh76@gmail.com

State Representative Name Email
VIC Dale Tomlinson dale13.tomlinson
NSW Sam McLeod ilovecanoepolo@gmail.com
QLD Siobhan Goble siobhan.goble@hotmail.com
ACT Adam Hofmeyer adam_hofmeyer@hotmail.com
TAS Simon Barnes simonbarnsey14@gmail.com
SA Ricky Belisle rickybelisle@hotmail.com
WA Wing Lau wlau2016@gmail.com