Canoe polo

Canoe Polo

Canoe Polo combines paddling and ball handling skills with an exciting contact team game, where tactics and positional play are as important as the speed and fitness of the individual athletes.

The game requires excellent teamwork and promotes both general canoeing skills as well as a range of other techniques unique to the sport. Two teams each with five players on the pitch at any one time (and up to three substitutes) compete to score goals in their opponent’s net which is suspended 2 metres above the water. The ball can be thrown by hand, or flicked with the paddle. 

Boats specifically designed for polo are shorter than typical kayaks which gives them fantastic manoeuvrability and paddles are very light weight and designed with both pulling power and ball control in mind. 

Trentham Canoe Club‘s Polo Teams currently compete in both regional and national leagues as well as summer tournaments. We have had several successful years; winning the National League Division 4 Central, then winning division 3 in a year where the team went unbeaten in domestic leagues.

​The A team currently plays in National Division 2 North and Regional Division 1 and the B team play in National Division 4 North and Regional Division 3. This shows that the Trentham Polo Teams are certainly a force to be reckoned with and we hope this form will continue for some time.

If you fancy taking your kayaking skills to a higher level with energy and competition, canoe polo is definitely for you. If you would like to give it a go or find out more about canoe polo and the Trentham Canoe Polo team, please contact canoepolo@trenthamcanoeclub.co.uk. You can also find us on Facebook or search for us on YouTube to view some competitive action!