Lives in: ChristchurchFamily: Two teenagers – Luca and MillyCurrent Polo club: Burnside Canoe PoloFirst started playing canoe polo: 1991
Andi began playing canoe polo at High School as part of her Outdoor Education programme and she played her first nationals that year (1991). She was selected as Vice Captain for the NZ Junior Women's Team (1992). In 1994, Andi was selected in the NZ Women’s team to travel to GB, England for the Inaugural World Champs but withdrew due to injury prior to departure. Although she stayed involved in polo at a domestic level, it wasn’t until she toured Europe as co-coach of Team USA in 1998 and saw the sport being played on the continent and at World Champs that she felt inspired to get fully involved again.
Andi joined the board in 2015 and is the General Manager for a Business Strategy company.
Lives in: WellingtonFamily: Current Polo club: WCPAFirst started refereeing canoe polo:
Lives in: WellingtonCurrent Polo Club: WCPACurrent National League Team: TūkaitoaFirst Started Playing Canoe Polo: 2009
Ollie started playing canoe polo at Palmerston North Boys High School in 2009.
In 2013, he was selected to the NZ U21 team, winning Gold at the Oceania tournament (Christchurch).
In 2014 and 2016, Ollie represented the U21 team at the World Championships in France and Italy, coming 4th and 6th respectively.
In 2015, Ollie moved to Wellington to study for a Bachelor of Law and Arts. He graduated in 2020 and now works as a law graduate in Wellington City.
Ollie joined the Board in 2020.
Lives in: Hawke’s BayFamily: Married to Trevor, two adult children – Jordan and Lexi
Meryn grew up in Manawatu (went to Feilding High School). She moved to HB in 1985.
Meryn first came across canoe polo in 2006 when her son started playing at Intermediate. She has been involved with Havelock North Canoe Polo Club from its foundation in 2010 and was Secretary from 2010-2016.
From 2012-2014 she was on the Canoe Polo Hawke’s Bay committee and was overall Squad Manager for seven B/C grade national league teams (2013 & 2014) and winter league coordinator (2013/2014).
In late 2014 she was part of the group that formed the new region of Eastern (splitting from Central) and has been the Secretary since its inception in 2014.
She was the assistant Manager for U21 Women at the 2016 World Champs (Sicily), Women’s Squad Manager for 2017 Oceania Champs and 2018 World Champs (Canada), U21 Men’s Manager for the 2019 Development Tour (Ireland & Belgium).
Meryn has vast experience on committees, management experience and good knowledge of players from grassroots to elite. She likes to find solutions to problems that make the game better for players.
Meryn has been on the Board since 2018.
Jo became a board member in 2021.
Bronwyn became a board member in 2021.
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