EOI/Registration – Para Canoe Classifiers Opportunity

 ICF LEVEL 3 CLASSIFIER  WORKSHOP & COACH WORKSHOP, Gold Coast, Australia , 20-23 February 2023

The International Canoe Federation will be running a ICF Level 3 Classifier workshop on the 20-23 February 2023 following the Oceania Canoe Sprint Championships on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Classification is integral to Para sport as it provides a structure for fair and equitable competition within the Paralympic Movement.

Classification defines who is eligible to compete in a Para sport and groups athletes with an eligible impairment into sports classes, according to how much their impairment affects their ability to carry out the fundamental activities in a specific sport.

As part of Canoe Racing NZ’s commitment to become a more disability inclusive organisation we are asking for expressions of interest for potential classifiers and coaches of para canoe athletes to attend the ICF Classifier Workshop.

Potential funding may be available to help participants attend the classifiers course. Participants would be expected to commit to a minimum of 3-5 years involvement in Para Canoe.

If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please complete the following form before December 20th with a commitment to attend an information workshop/phone call on the 21 or 22nd December.

Click here to complete the EOI/Registration Form


In order to be supported to attend, participants must be eligible to be a classifier and must complete the following prior to travelling:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria as a Technical or Medical Candidate Classifier
  • Pass a NZ Police Vetting Check
  • Complete the Sport NZ “Child Protection in Play Active Recreation and Sport” e-learning module
  • Complete the IPC Classification Fundamentals e-learning Course
  • Attend PaddleAble Disability Inclusion Education
  • Complete the CRNZ Administrator Declaration form.

Please contact Aaron Osborne (CRNZ Disability Inclusion Lead) if you have any questions or would like to discuss further. aaron@crnz.org 02102552355