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Manawatū Kiwi Canoe Polo

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Grade information

During the season most of our training is done at the Hokowhitu Lagoon. Each grade trains on a separate day to ensure that there is enough space for everyone to train. Before teams are selected, training is about gaining skills and showing how diverse you are in working in a team situation. Coaches will be watching players at training to help in the selection process for National League teams. Once teams are selected for the season, training becomes mostly based on working with your team and developing dynamics and playing plans within your team. The days and times for each grade are as follows.


Open A Grade

This training is open to anyone wishing to trail to play A grade for the season. Once teams have been selected training will be for teams that are in the selected teams.

Training times – Monday 5:30 - 7:30 skills & drills, Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 games

Co-ordinator -  Connor Taylor MKCP Open A grade members page


Women’s A Grade 

Like A grade this is also open to any woman who is wishing to play A grade Womans for the season. Once teams are selected training will be for teams that are in selected teams, as well as those who are committed to learning new skills.

Training times – Thursday 5:30 – 7:30pm,

Trainings Coordinator &  Coaches  - Callum Wilde Bede Skinner-Vennell

Coordinator  -  Jo Shepherd MKCP Women's A Grade members page


Open B Grade 

Open B grade training is open to those who are wanting to play for the national B grade season. Once teams are selected, B grade trainings are open to those selected teams. 

Training times– Thursday 5:30 – 7:30pm, Sunday 11am – 1pm Coaches - John Frost & Jeremy Hearn

 Coordinators – Amy Walters   MKCP Open B members page

Women’s B Grade

This training is open to any woman who are wanting to improve their canoe polo skills, once teams are selected, training will be based in our teams, but everyone is still welcome to join these and improve their skills.

Training times – Thursday 4:30 – 6:30pm, Sunday 9 – 11am

Coordinators – Kayla Wells -Currie   MKCP Women's B Grade members page

Open C Grade

C Grade trainings are open to all players who are wanting to play C grade, Trainings are based around skill development and paddling skills, once teams are selected the trainings will be based more in your teams so you are able to learn more about each others playing style

Training times – Tuesday 5:30 - 7pm, Sunday 9 – 11am

Co-ordinators – Elizabeth Marama MKCP C & D Grade members page

Open D Grade

These trainings are open to any beginner level player all season round. This is where a lot of skill building goes on.

Training times – Tuesday 5.30 – 7pm, Sunday 9-11am

Co-ordinators – David Morritt MKCP C & D Grade members page

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