Our premier national event offers three divisions of inter-club competition in a multi-tournament series to find New Zealand’s top club teams. This competition takes place between March and June over a series of seven tournaments at competition venues spread throughout the country. The National League A Grade titles are undoubtedly New Zealand Canoe Polo’s most coveted national titles.

Any enquires about the National League Championships should be sent to the Competitions Manager.​​​​​​​

2024 National League

NZCPA are pleased to announce the following National League 2024 dates:

·        15th December 2023:      A/B Grade NL Entries Due 22/12/2023

·        21st January 2024:          A and B Grade Challenge Team Lists Due 21/1/2024 (if challenge held at Atahua Cup)

·        3rd-4th February 2024:           Atahua Cup - Palmerston North (final challenge date/venue for A and B grade challenges)

·        9th February 2024:                  C/D Grade Entries Due                                 

·        2nd-3rd March 2024:               B Grade Round 1 - Christchurch                 

·        9th-10th March 2024:              A Grade Round 1 - Christchurch                                       

·        6th-7th April 2024:                    A Grade Round 2 - Palmerston North                      

·        6th-7th April 2024:                    C-D Grade Round 1 - Palmerston North

·        13th-14th April 2024:                B Grade Round 2 - Auckland

·        26th-28th April 2024:                A Grade Finals - Auckland (half day Friday)

·        3rd-5th May 2024:                    B Grade Finals - Hawkes Bay (half day Friday)       

·        4th-5th May 2024:                    C-D Grade Round 2 - Hawkes Bay                            

·        1st-3rd June 2024:                   C/D Finals (3 days) Wellington     

*South Island C/D rounds to be decided in consultation with SI clubs

** C grade to be capped at 12 teams (C-Grade teams placed 13th and below for 2023, plus the Top 2 teams in D-grade (2023) are automatically eligible to participate in challenge matches should they wish.

*** C grade challenge matches will take place at the beginning of the first round unless teams have organised matches prior.

In the absence of a competition manager, the decision has been made to not put the venue hosting out to tender for the 2024 season. The plan is to resume the process for 2025.

NL format and challenge guideline documents are expected to be finalised shortly.

Past years results