Canoe Polo combines kayaking and ball handling skills into an exciting contact team game, where tactics and positional play are as important as the speed and fitness of the individual players. The game requires excellent teamwork and promotes both general paddling skills and a range of other techniques unique to the sport.
Each team has five players on the pitch (and up to three substitutes), who compete to score in their opponents goal which is suspended two metres above the water.
The ball can be thrown by hand, or flicked with the paddle to pass between players and shoot at the goal. Paddling with the ball is not allowed, so teamwork is essential. Pitches can be set up in swimming pools or any stretch of flat water. The boats are specifically designed for Polo and are faster and lighter than typical kayaks which give them fantastic manoeuvrability.
The boats also sport nose and tail bumpers for safety, and full face guards and specially padded buoyancy aids are also required to be worn at all times. .
These are the current membership fees offered by Canoe Polo, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.
|Year Membership||£45||01/09/2019 - 01/09/2020||Membership includes access to club kit and training at sessions run by the club in the pool, river or land. A Year's membership lasts all year from the start of September to the end of August.||Buy Now|
|Year Membership (Alumni & Non Uni Student)||£40||01/09/2019 - 01/09/2020||Membership includes access to club kit and training at sessions run by the club in the pool, river or land. A Year's membership lasts all year from the start of September to the end of August. This membership is for non Southampton Uni Students who are currently obtaining SUSU Membership.||Buy Now|
|Second Semester Membership Only||£25||25/01/2020 - 25/01/2020||Second-semester membership runs from the January to the end of September. Membership includes access to club kit and training at sessions run by the club in the pool, river or land.||Buy Now|
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Canoe Polo this year are: