NWC Regional Plans for 2016

Summer tournaments, University Team opportunities, Regional AGM, Referee courses, Coaching modules etc – if any of these interest you please keep reading.

Friends of Allonby Canoe Club Liverpool  and NWC Canoe Polo Committee would like to make you aware of the following canoe polo events and activities:

27th Liverpool International Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th June at Dukes Dock Liverpool.
All abilities are catered for within a 5 pitch set up.
Entry Fee including the use of the SFX College camp site, and club bar facilities as per recent years at £75.00 per team.
Albert Dock Car Park Fees at £3.50 per car per day.
For more details and to download an entry form click Here

University Challenge Saturday and Sunday 12th and 13th March at the Collingwood Club Venue Liverpool.
Dependant on the response we are prepared to host a university canoe polo challenge at our purpose built 4 pitch club
venue at the Collingwood Academy.
Entry Fee including the use of the SFX College camp site, and club bar facilities at £45.00 per team.
The venue car park is free, by arrangement boats can be stored overnight at the venue.
For more details and to download an entry form click Here

Summer League/s at the Collingwood Club Venue Liverpool in association with NWC Canoe Polo Committee
We are prepared to host the following single day summer events dates at our purpose built 4 pitch club venue at the Collingwood Academy alongside some regional development opportunities.
Summer Canoe Polo League/s dates
Sunday 12th June NWC Region AGM (more details below)
Sunday 10th July Will include a Grade 2/3/4 refs course on 9th July.
Saturday 27th August If there is interest there will also run the Canoe
Sunday 11th September Polo Bolt-on module on one of these dates.

With 4 pitch’s available we have the flexibility to host a number of different ability leagues on the same day. Some of the planned dates coincide with the development academies training weekends also held on site. They will have as many as up to 4 development teams already on site and available to play (2 teams Lower D2/Top D3 ability and 2 teams Top D4 lower D3 ability teams)
Entry Fee £30 per team per tournament. £100.00 per 1 Team for 4 Tournaments if paid in advance by the closing date.
For more details and to download an entry form click Here

NWC Regional AGM 12th June
The AGM will be held at 13:00-14:00 on Sunday 12th June during the summer league day at Collingwood Dock, no matches will be scheduled during this period and will be an opportunity for you to have a say in how your regional league and committee is managed, a more complete agenda will be circulated nearer the time but if you have anything you would like to be on the Agenda please email: Chair@nwcpololeague.co.uk

Referee Course and BC Canoe Polo Coaching Bolt on Course
We are planning to run a referee theory course on Saturday 9th July in advance of the summer league tournament the following day where practical assessments could be undertaken. To express interest in attending this course please click here

We are also planning to run the BC Canoe Polo Coach Bolt-on Module on one of the last two summer league dates (27th Aug or 11th Sep) depending on interest for each date. For this course you do not need to be a currently qualified coach, it can be done before attending a level 1 coach course.
To express interest in attending this course please click here

Development Days
Again with other supporting clubs and their coach’s we are looking at the practicality of pooling resources, guidance and expertise to support a number of regional development days during the summer months, these would be open to anyone of any age or polo ability assuming some basic paddling skills.
Dates for these will be released in due course, to help with gauging numbers and possible dates please email development@nwcpololeague.co.uk if you are interested in attending these opportunities.

2012/13 Season Results

The first season of the North West & Central Regional League is now complete.

Many thanks to our divisional organisers Matt Carter, Anthony Kingdon and Claire & Steve Brewer, without their hard work running these leagues would not be possible. Thank you also to all of the teams for entering and competing, and everyone who helped run the tables, referee, and filled in at various tournaments. I do hope you enjoyed yourselves and found the competitions rewarding.

The winners of the North West & Central Regional Leagues 1st season are;

Division 1 Winners: Pennine B   Runners Up: Viking X

Division 2 Winners: Loughborough Students   Runners Up: Notts A

Division 3 Winners: LUCC   Runners Up: Manchester Wildcatz Youth

Division 4 Winners: Lakeland CC   Runners Up: Manchester Wildcatz Ladies

There are a number of changes planned for next season, including the splitting of Division 4 into two more localised divisions based at Cheadle, Manchester for the NW and Derby for the Midlands. We are also expecting another 10 new teams to enter the league next season at a variety of levels. This should create more competitive divisions and hopefully make your continued participation more enjoyable and worthwhile. If you have any comments or suggestions on the past season please get in touch so we can look at improving the leagues further.

I hope you are beginning to look forward to next season already. We are aiming to have the 2013/14 season entry forms released within a month’s time.

Expanded Divisions for 2013/14

Building on the great success over the last 12 months we are happy to announce that for the 2013/14 season, the North West & Central canoe polo regional league will be expanded from 34 to 42 teams.

This change allows us to split division 4 into two regional divisions, to shorten travel time for teams just starting out in the sport.

Following this expansion, we also hope to bring competitive canoe polo to another new indoor venue, again widening the reach of our sport in terms of possible audience and usable facilites. More information and updates coming soon!

League results so far

The first season of the NW & C league is now over two thirds complete. So far the leagues have seen plenty of close fought & competitive games in every division.

At this stage of the season, due to having completed all of the division 2 tournament dates, we can crown the first divisional winner of the year. Congratulations to our inaugural Division 2 champions Loughborough who completed the entire season undefeated. To see the final league table, please click here.

The current league tables from Division 1, 3 and 4 are available in the links below.

If you would like to see individual game results from each tournament, they are available on each divisions page in the drop down menu (we’re still waiting on some results – apologies).

Finalised calendar for 2012/13 season

All dates have now been finalised. You can view playlists and dates on our Playlists and Results tab.

The organisers for each division have already begun to send out futher information. Please use them as your first point of contact for any issues.

A big thank you to the divisional organisers for volunteering their time to make the leagues work, without them they would not run. Introducing your divisional organisers for the 2012/13 season;

Div1: Niall Evans (Manchester Wildcatz) – Temp

Div2: Matt Carter (Red Rose)

Div3: Anthony Kingdon (Liverpool University)

Div4: Steve and Claire Brewer (Manchester Wildcatz)


Provisional Groups and Dates Released

Hello All,

Thank you for entering the first season of the North West and Central regional league!

Attached  you will find the provisional dates for all the tournaments, teams have until the 18th July to make me aware of any problems they may have in attending a scheduled tournament. Each team will attend 4 out of the 5/6 tournaments. Please let me know if you will struggle to attend one, and I’ll do my best to make sure your team misses this tournament.

I have taken in to account all the National League and major canoeing dates, although I may have missed one or two. I’ll do my best to rectify any additional clashes providing you get back to me by the 18th.

University Teams are excluded from the September Dates, so you must be able to attend the remaining tournaments, if there are any issues here, please contact me urgently.

The final dates and playlists will be published on the 20th July. Unless there are any major unforeseen clashes, this will just reaffirm these provisional dates.

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