Bidding Process for National Championships
The current process for a city to bid for the Australasian Championships is listed in the “Bid Process” sub menu.
With Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Association (a.k.a Jedi Council) now functioning, polo in Australia & New Zealand is one step closer to be legitimised in the wider community as an official sport. While this will not affect the casual pick-up and weekly social games, it will help to create a communication bridge between clubs as well as maintaining a consistent rule-set and assistance in organizing major tournaments.
So far, since its conception in 2011, the AHBPA has overseen the allocation of Australasian spots for the worlds championships in 2012 and created a bidding process for hosting the Australasion Championships. We are currently looking at ways that we can further achieve the aim of uniting bike polo across Australasia and improving bike polo across Australasia.
Current AHBPA Representatives
Adelaide – Neil Waterhouse
Brisbane – Jamie Barber and Oliver Wykeham
Canberra – Tom Partington and Beth Hyland
Gold Coast – Bennett Rust and Jock Cockburn
Melbourne – Damon Rao and Will Jetnikoff
Perth – Wall Parker and Prawi Woods
Sydney – Brook Tait-Styles and Virginia Castellan
Auckland – Alan England and Stu Whiterod
Christchurch – Craig Johnston and Mark Penrice
Taupo – Nigel Tipene and Shane Blackmore
Timaru – Sam Callander and Ash Ronald
Wellington – Nathaniel Fournier and Abe Hollingsworth
To contact the committee, propose ideas or just catch up on the broader news, get in contact with your club rep or send an email to “firstname.lastname@example.org”