2019 NZ Para Va'a World Distance Team

Waka Ama NZ is proud to announce the coach and manager appointments for this team and announce the selection Intent process for the IVF Va'a World Distance Championships in Australia 2019

Richard Pehi, has been appointed as the coach of the New Zealand Para Va'a team that will compete at the IVF Va'a World Distance Championships in Australia 2019.

Richard will be supported by Honoria Ropiha as the manager of the New Zealand Para Va'a team. Both Richard and Honoria bring a lot of waka ama experience and passion for Para Va'a in Aotearoa to their respective roles.

Selection Process

The coaching team welcome all those that are interested in participating in this selection process and in competing in Australia August 2019. We are looking forward to working with each of you high performance athletes.

Remember, anyone can be high performance through high performance effort!

Please find attached Intent form, selection plan and information for the New Zealand Para Va'a team that will compete at the IVF World Distance Championships in Australia 2019

Please forward any questions to admin@wakaama.co.nz 






Coach - Richard Pehi                                                                                                   







Manager - Honoria Ropiha

All Aotearoa New Zealand Campaign updates can be found here - 2019 World Distance Championship

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