2014 National Club Championships Hosts Announcement
Water Polo Canada confirms hosts for 2014 National Club Championships
(Ottawa, August 15, 2013) – Water Polo Canada is pleased to announce the hosts of the 2014 National Club Championships (NCC) selected through the event bidding process which ended on June 30, 2013. The National Club Championships are the flagship domestic events for water polo in Canada and bring together, each year, hundreds of water polo athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.
“The 2014 edition of the National Club Championships will build on the great momentum we’ve now gained with these events,” said Water Polo Canada’s Director of Domestic Development, Jeffrey Lindell. “We are thankful to our wonderful volunteers and amazing clubs for putting on such great shows in 2013. This definitely helps us set the bar for 2014,” he said.
The dates and selected hosts for the 2014 National Club Championships are:
Senior Women January 10-12, 2014 Claude-Robillard (Montréal) CAMO
Senior Men April 4-6, 2014 Talisman Centre Calgary Torpedoes
18U Men & Women May 8-11, 2014 Université Laval (Quebec City)
16U Boys May 29-June 1, 2014 Claude-Robillard (Montréal) CAMO
16U Girls May 29-June 1, 2014 Côte St-Luc Aquatic Centre Dollard Water Polo Club
“We can expect several new elements next year,” said Lindell. We are looking forward to having the City of Côte Saint-Luc host their first-ever National Club Championship. We are also excited that the Université Laval in Quebec City has agreed to open the doors of its new state-of-the-art facility to welcome both the men and women’s 18 and under tournaments,” he said.
After numerous years of using a one-weekend championship format for each age group, 2014 will also mark the final year of this competition model. Starting in 2015, the National Club Championships will be transitioned into a national league model with playoffs, in order to align with the sport of water polo’s long-term athlete development (LTAD) approach.
All subsequent information regarding upcoming 2014 National Club Championships will be posted on www.waterpolo.ca