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  • Canoe Polo

    UPDATED for 2024 - See the Face book page for up to date information of fixtures etc.

    Canoe Polo at PNBHS runs all year round. Players can represent the school through organised teams, or as individuals usually at tournaments organised through the National Body.

    Junior Players (new or inexperienced players, usually younger) are all welcome and placed in teams according to their initial ability. Schools have a local in-house competition which runs through Terms 2 and 3. 

    Training for Junior Players is after school on Wednesdays or Thursdays, running from 3.30pm-5pm. The training starts in Term 1 and runs through Terms 2 and 3. 

    High School Regional and National Competitions for Seniors take place in Term 1, while Juniors have their competitions in Term 4 .  Junior (Under 15 at 1st January) and Senior (15 and over at 1st January) are eligible with a number of teams selected to represent the school to attend each tournament.

    After Term 1, Senior Players (experienced players, usually older), often continue playing for the local Manawatū Kiwi Club in non-school based competitions. Some Senior players also contribute in the development of Junior players through coaching skills workshops, after school coaching and in formal coaching roles with Junior teams.

    Please Note:  The school has all the equipment you need to participate in this sport at Junior level. Most Seniors purchase their own equipment as they progress.  


    Term one training - no cost.

    Term two and term three competition -  $110 plus purchase of a PNBHS rash top (Compulsory - $80).

    Term four training - no cost.

  • Secondary Schools Grade Canoe Polo Competition 2024

    Canoe Polo Terms 2 & 3

    General Information

    Competition night:  This depends on the division your team is put in.  It will either be a Monday night or a Tuesday night.  

    Competition starts dates:

    -        Division Two and Three (Tuesday of week 1 of Term Two)

    -        Division One  (Monday of week 1 of Term Two)

    Venues:  Most games are at the Freyberg Community Pool but occasionally Divisions 2&3 play at  the Makino Aquatic Centre , Feilding,

    Transport:  It is your responsibility to make arrangements to get to your games.  Sharing transport with other students could be an option.

    Equipment:  Is provided at the game venues

    Practices:  This will depend on the team you are put in.  Generally practices are at school in the swimming pool on a Wednesday or a Thursday straight after school until 5pm (boats are taken off the water at 4:30pm).

    Clothing requirements: 

    You will need to come to each game with:

    ·       PNBHS Rash top - purchase from the clothing store - $80

    ·       Swimming shorts/togs (Plain black / grey / dark blue)

    Cost:  $110*

    *This is the same as last year under the assumption that everyone will be able to help in some way with our annual Fundraiser (security at the Home Show).  Information about the fundraiser will be communicated later.

    Registration – click Registration and fill out the Microsoft form.  This needs to be done by 4th April so teams can be organised for the start of term two.  

    Payment can be made either by Online Banking using the details below or by Cash/EFTPOS at the PNBHS Finance Office.

    Bank Account Name:                 Palmerston North Boys’ High School

    Bank Name:                              WestpacTrust

    Bank Account Number:  03 0726 0476403 00

    Please reference the payment with (Canoe Polo) followed by your son’s PNBHS Student ID number.

    This must be paid by Friday 26th April for your son to participate in this activity.  If meeting this deadline may be difficult for you then please contact the finance office. Please also fill out and return a permission slip (click HERE)

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