Tēnā koutou e ngā pou herenga waka o Hoe Tonga

It was wonderful to attend the coaching clinic run by Corrina Gage on the weekend with so many of our Hoe Tonga clubs. Corrina was awesome and very giving with her knowledge and we definitely got lots out of it. We appreciated the great networking opportunity it provided for our local Hoe Tonga clubs, and were rapt to see that there is a definite interest in our clubs having more opportunities to share ideas and tools with each other to support one another.

So as promised at the coaching clinic, here are some of the planning tools we’ve developed at PCKC that we thought some clubs may be interested in having a look at:

  • our 4xCOMMS planning template that we mentioned at the hui
  • our crew selection policy (just because it’s mentioned in the 4xCOMMS template); and
  • our novice programme plan 2015 (please note: this was a document presented to our PCKC Committee for endorsement of our novice programme this year). I’ve attached this because we have been asked by a couple of local clubs about our approach to getting a novice programme off the ground, and this paper pretty much sums up our learning from the last three years of running a novice programme (i.e. stuff that we’ve learnt through making mistakes!).

We hope that these may be of use to other clubs in our region. We’re not saying that these are particularly awesome or anything like that. These are just what we have used and have found helpful for us in the last couple of years. We’re happy for other clubs to use these templates as they wish and change them as required to suit their own purposes. We are always keen to learn from other clubs too, so if any other clubs would like to share any tools or resources that they developed or found useful, we would love to know about them.

Wishing you all well out on the water.

Ngā mihi,

Pania Tahau-Hodges

Porirua Canoe Kayak Club (PCKC)

PCKC 4 X COMMS Hui template

Novice Programme Plan 2015_27Feb15

PCKC Selection Policy Revised sept14