A sport that requires no previous experience, Canoe Polo is for the brave and the bold, and anyone who enjoys team games and/or water sports! Having been called a mixture of basketball, hockey and water polo, it is sport you've most likely never seen before, but will definitely love!
Played in kayaks and 5-person teams, the aim is to throw the ball between your teammates and score goals, all whilst avoiding the other team. The ball can be thrown by hand, or even flicked with the paddle. Paddles will thrash, boats will clash, you will shoot, goals may be scored.
We will provide all the kit you need, including boat, paddles, spraydeck, helmet, BA etc. (except for swimming kit, a t-shirt and a towel).
We will also take every necessary action to ensure all shared equipment is sufficiently cleaned between uses during the current pandemic, following British Canoeing guidance.
Both Warwick Canoe and Warwick Canoe Polo hold a zero tolerance policy to discriminatory attitudes and expect their members to show each other respect regardless of ethnicity, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Our usual training times are:
- Monday: 20:00-22:00, Sports Hub Swimming Pool
- Wednesday: 08:00-09:00, Ball Throwing in Westwood Games Hall (followed by breakfast on Campus!)
- Saturday: 17:00-19:00, Sports Hub Swimming Pool
Please note that our adjusted timetable for term 1 is:
- Wednesday: 08:00-08:50, Ball Throwing in Westwood Games Hall
- Saturday: 17:30-18:50 Sports Hub Swimming Pool
Some members also like to take boats for optional fitness training on the River Leam on Wednesday afternoons.
When restrictions allow, our pool sessions are usually followed by an optional trip to the Dirty Duck to socialise and chill out. We usually have a variety of weekly socials joint with the Canoe Club such as Pop, Skool Dayz, curries, barbecues, bar crawls, fireworks, cocktails, and much more!
We are working hard to organise a mixture of virtual and in-person socials (when restrictions allow) throughout the term so we look forward to meeting you then!
To keep up to date with all the news of our trips and weekly socials have a look at our website (https://warwickcanoe.uk ) or our facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/warwickcanoe).
Come and try it, we're sure you'll love it!
To keep updated about what's going on at the club, sign up to our emails for term 1 here: https://forms.gle/RFPyd5T9GPdEAQFX9
Watch this video to meet our exec for this year:
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