About Canoe Polo
You’re probably asking yourself the question, what exactly is Canoe Polo? We may be an obscure sport, but we’re also one that’s filled to the brim with high octane energy and an emphasis on competitive team play. Canoe Polo is a contact sport that is played between two teams of up to eight people in either a pool or a lake. The aim of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team. The nature of the sport, at first, may appear daunting – but our fantastic committee of patient paddlers are eager to train players of any and all ability, regardless of prior experience.
Over the course of four years our society has gone from strength to strength. Our ladies’ team has continued to place higher and higher at BUCS, in both 2018/19 ranking within the top six teams overall. In addition to this, our ladies’ team has won Roses for three years in a row, also achieving fantastic results with brilliant performances throughout tournaments all over the country. This continued success cumulated in 2019 with a 300% increase in fresher membership as well as the highest membership retention in the history of the club by the end of 2019, allowing us to fully field three separate teams at the BUCs of the same year!
Throughout the year we look to enter as many tournaments as possible as well as seeking to host them. We regularly attend tournaments across the country that cater to all levels of skill, such as Div three and Div two tournaments. In fact, our Div three team placed 1st and 2nd in both the 2018/19 league. We believe that this offers our members of all abilities the opportunity to hone their skills and challenge themselves in the competitive environment that is best suited for them. These tournaments range from Liverpool international to the ones we compete in right here in our own local pool at Yearsley.
However, we aren’t all paddles and boats, we also regularly attend pub socials every Monday and themed club socials every Wednesday. These socials run throughout the academic year and give new and old members alike the chance to mingle and make friends! In addition to these socials, we also offer regular non-drinking socials organised by our very own social secretary and fitness sessions run by our training officer for members who want to improve and practice off of the water as well.
So, if you have never held a paddle before (or accidentally called it an oar to a member of the GB team) then don’t be afraid to get your bum in a boat and start learning today! Our excellent, conscientious, and patient committee will be here to accommodate the training you need at the pace you feel most comfortable with. The only thing we require is a can-do attitude and if you’ve got that, then hop in a boat and we’ll see you on the water!
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AU Fee required
This is a Gold tier sports club