DCPL Update 8th January *Urgent NCPC EGM Notice**
By: icklepaddler On: 09-01-2015
As we hope you are all aware at this point, due to the closure of the pool in Cabra, we are looking for another location to hold the league. We have gotten a lot of support from our members and Canoeing Ireland are also helping us to find a suitable venue but as of yet, we have not been able to get a solution in place. We are still actively looking and will continue to update as we have news.
As such, there will be no DCPL held on Friday 9th of January as previously timetabled.
We do still plan to finish out the current season and keep DCPL running into the future.
Please do make sure that all gear/boats etc is removed from the pool before Saturday 10th!
Friday 9th Jan 7.00-9.00pm
Saturday 10th 1.30-3.30pm
On another more urgent note, as informed by the National Canoe Polo Committee (NCPC), no further competitions can go ahead until a NCPC committee has been re-established. This is because Canoeing Ireland will not be able to provide insurance. There is an EGM to be held on 17th January, we would urge everyone to attend, and help support the canoe polo community in ireland. See full notice below:
Dear Canoe Polo Member
Our AGM took place in October, however, 2 members attended and we did not reach a quorum. A notice was issued informing the members of the implications of dissolving the committee and an EGM was called. No members attended the EGM. A meeting was held Monday 6th January and a small number of volunteers have agreed to continue the work of NCPC in order that the sport has a chance to continue.
Canoeing Ireland have informed me that we are operating outside of our remit and unless a committee is ratified by an EGM they will recall all equipment, freeze our account and be unable to provide insurance for any canoe polo events.
The upcoming competition proposed for the Curragh on 24th and 25th January cannot go ahead if a committee is not in place.
Winter leagues such as Galway, Limerick and Dublin League are not covered by Canoeing Ireland Insurance
Six major outdoor competitions will not go ahead at locations in Galway, Longford, Killaloe, Enniskillen and Phibsborough, as NCPC are responsible for signing off the risk assessments and application forms to Waterways Ireland and the insurance company.
Boats currently on loan to developing clubs will be recalled and put into storage. Equipment such as goals and pitch lines etc will also be put into storage
The Junior Development Programme aimed at juniors aged between 13 and 21 years old and leading to National Squad Development will cease.
The Coaching scheme will not be implemented.
No national squads will train or compete at international level.
The effect on our sport will be detrimental and cannot survive without a concerted effort by all involved in the sport to come to the EGM to vote and or put themselves forward for election.
Volunteers are always welcome to lend a helping hand, however, in the interest of fairness to those who have agreed to stay on, we need to fill all vacancies on the committee to spread the workload and develop our sport in a meaningful manner.
Judging by the lack of attendance, NCPC are obviously not meeting the needs of the membership but without your input we can't put this right. If you have any suggestions as to what you feel the NCPC should be doing please let us know.
Again, it is important that all positions are filled, so we need more people to put themselves forward for election. The roles are varied including competitions, referee, squad liaison, equipment, development, junior development, PR.
The EGM will take place in The Liffey Training Centre, Strawberry Beds on Saturday 17th January 2015 at 1.30pm.
The positions up for election are:
Chairperson (2 year term)
Treasurer (2 year term)
Ordinary member 1 (2 year term)
Ordinary member 2 (2 year term)
Ordinary member 3 (1 year term)
Ordinary member 4 (1 year term)