Canoe Polo is a fast and exciting team ball sport played in teams of five at a social and competitive level in Canberra.
It is played on a 35 m x 23 m field set up in a swimming pool or on flat stretches of water. Teams of five paddlers endeavour to score goals in a net suspended two metres above the water, the ball being thrown by hand, or 'flicked' with the paddle. Games are played in two halves of 10 minutes.
During school term times, a weekly competition is held either at the Lakeside Leisure Centre, Anketel St, Tuggeranong on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 p.m. until 9.00 p.m., or from 6:00 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. at Molonglo Reach when the outside temperatures are warm enough. Players of all ages and abilities are able to participate. The club has boats and gear at the pool for use by club members.
Canberra players compete in both social and competitive competitions across Australia and internationally. Burley Griffin Canoe Club has had a large number of players that have represented Australia in Men’s, Women’s, Under 21 years and “emerging” teams. Occasional ‘learn to play polo’ and rolling sessions are advertised on the club website.
If you are interested in trying canoe polo or returning to polo please contact the Canoe Polo Convener via the club website.