Canoe Polo

Canoe polo is a fast and exciting sport, played at regional, national and international levels and also purely for recreation. Often likened to games such as five-a-side football, basketball, rugby and naturally water polo, canoe polo involves two teams of five players a side, competing in specially designed kayaks, trying to get the ball into the opposition’s goal, the winner of a game scoring the most goals by the full-time whistle.

White Rose Canoe Club has an active canoe polo section, training on a regular basis throughout the year, with the squad competing at a wide range of levels including the national ladies league.

This season we have three teams across the National open league in Divisions 2, 3 and 4, and two teams in the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional open league, both in Division 1. We also combine with another club to offer a Ladies team in National Ladies Division 1.

Over the summer we train on a regular basis on the lake at Roundhay Park, on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm till dusk (or when exhaustion takes over). The lake offers vast amounts of space, plenty of room for our pitch and much more for fitness or skills based training.

During the colder winter months, training takes place from 9 till 10.15pm, Wednesday nights, in the Leeds Aquatic Centre at the John Charles Centre for Sport. The Aquatics Centre boasts an enormous 50x25m pool, giving us more than enough room for a full size pitch.

We also run introductory and beginner sessions, as an aid to development and a stepping stone to the main training sessions.

If you interested in having a go at Canoe Polo or would like some more information, contact our Canoe Polo Secretary at whiterosepolosec@gmail.com.