Congratulations to the 200+ competitors and teams for their professionalism and sportsmanship, and a big thank-you to the 40+ volunteers for their contribution in conducting the very successful 2016 Australian Canoe Polo National Championships at the Miami Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast.
A special thanks to the 2016 Nationals Canoe Polo Organising Committee for their time, enthusiasm and energy over the past six months, including-
- Donald Leigh (Chair)
- Chris Steel
- Don Steel
- Paul King Koi
- Lenore Solomon
- Peter McGrail
- Alicen Warriner
- Mike Wilson
- Karen Thompson (QLD Team Manager)
- Thanks to all the other officials, referees and individuals who devoted their valuable time, effort and enthusiasm.
Thanks also to the Australian Canoe Polo Technical Committee, chaired by Ian Beasley for all their input.
On behalf of Qld Canoeing, Qld Canoe Polo and the Australian Canoe Polo Technical Committee we would also like to acknowledge the support of the following organisations:
- Gold Coast City Council for their sponsorship
- Queensland Dept. Of National Parks, Sport and Racing
- Queensland Academy of Sport
- Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation
- CPS, Titan Kayaks, Polo Mania, Canoe Innovations, Peak UK, Day Two.
A further acknowledgement of thanks for Gold Coast City Deputy Mayor, Councillor Donna Gates her support and assistance with presentations for the nationals.
The results for the 2016 Australian Canoeing National Canoe Polo Championships are –
|Division||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|Peak UK Junior Category||QUEENSLAND A||QUEENSLAND B||VICTORIA|
|Titan Kayaks Masters Category||NEW SOUTH WALES MASTERS||SOUTH AUSTRALIA MASTERS||VICTORIA|
|Polo Mania & Canoe Innovations Youth Category||VICTORIA||QUEENSLAND A||QUEENSLAND B|
|CPS Women Category||ACT||NZ OTAKI CLUB||SOUTH AUSTRALIA|
|City of Gold Coast Open Category||SOUTH AUSTRALIA||NEW SOUTH WALES A||VICTORIA A|
|Overall Winning State||VICTORIA|
|Day Two Micro-Junior Category||QUEENSLAND||VICTORIA||ACT|
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