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.

 

Here in Southampton, SUCP represents the University at competitions all over the country, culminating in the annual British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) tournament in Nottingham. Competitions can range from one day pool meets to weekend camping trips, with four teams representing the club; the A team, B team and two Ladies' teams. With regular training sessions both in the pool and on the river, SUCP is one of the most successful teams around, and you can be a part of it. Even if you aren't interested in competing, the club welcomes all to come and train with us. Anyone and everyone of any ability is welcome to join in, whether you are a seasoned player coming to the university, an experienced paddler looking to try something new or have never even been in a kayak, SUCP has a space for you. We have several free taster sessions and socials coming up and would love to see you there. See you on the water!

Freshers events 2021/2022:

Free Pool Taster Session - Saturday 2nd October 20:00-22:00

Free Pool Taster Session - Sunday 3rd October 12:30-14:30

Free River Session - Date TBC 

Pub Crawl Welcome Social - Thursday 7th October - Starts at 18:00

Freshers Tournament - Weekend of 16th/17th October 

Social Media Links (Find out more) 

Website: sucp.susu.org

Facebook: @southamptoncanoepolo

Instagram: @southamptonunicanoepolo

Join our facebook group to keep up to date: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sotonpolo

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Canoe Polo this year are:

Paddy Deegan
Kit & Stash Secretary
Sam Stirling
President
Saskia Proud
Secretary
Thomas Corbishley
Social Secretary
Jessy Marin
Tournament Secretary
Rowan Kettle
Training Secretary
Kate Callaghan
Treasurer
Ella Stephens
Vice President
Jamie Maher
Web Secretary
Madeleine Sumpter
Welfare & Freshers Rep

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Membership Information

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.

Please note that some memberships of this group may also require you to purchase Sport & Wellbeing membership from the University of Southampton in order to use the relevant sport facilities
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NameCostValid PeriodDetails
First Semester Membership Only£25.0001/10/2021 - 31/01/2022First-semester membership runs from the September to the end of January. Membership includes access to club kit and training at sessions run by the club in the pool, river or land.
Second Semester Membership Only£25.0029/01/2022 - 30/09/2022Second-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.
Year Membership (Early Bird Discount)£40.0001/10/2021 - 30/09/2022Membership 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. ***Membership is currently £45 per year, however, we are offering a £5 discount for signing up during freshers 2021. This offer will end at midnight on the 10th October. If you would like to give the sport a go before this point make sure to come to one of our taster sessions.
Year Membership £45.0001/10/2021 - 30/09/2022Membership 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.
Interested Membership FREE21/09/2021 - 30/10/2021This is our interested membership category. Sign up for our interested membership if you are not ready to buy membership but want to be emailed about any specific freshers events we have going on and stay updated with the club! Hope to see you on the water!

Constitution

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Canoe Polo are available to view below