Canoe Polo

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Canoe Polo, here is a brief description of the game:-

Two teams in short kayaks play on a pitch, (either in a swimming pool or on a lake) , which have two goals suspended at either end of the pitch. The goals are 1m by 1.5m and suspended 2m from the water level. A waterpolo ball , about the size of a soccer ball, is thrown (or flicked with the paddle), by the players with the object being to put the ball into the goal!! As often as possible.

There are rules, (lots of them!). For a guide you could look at either of the following sites.

Polo at Clapham

We have run two teams that have entered local, national and international tournaments. We now run just one team but this may change if there are enough members wanting to re-start our 'B' team.

Our 'A' team are currently competeing in Division 2 South in the National leagues run by the British Canoe Union after being promoted from Div 3 South last season. Our challenge this season is to avoid relegation at the end of this season!  The old 'B' team (known as "Claphamothers"), used to play in Division 4 South East.

Both teams have played in local tournaments with other clubs, and in National Leagues, National Championships, and large tournaments in the UK such as Hull and Liverpool. We also venture abroad onto the continent about once a year to competitions such as Amsterdam, Sluis, Ypres, Charleroi. Most large competitions are now split into leagues, so as to give level competition for all teams. Occasionally our 'A' team has played against some of the top teams, although we have never achieved 'giant killers' status!

Details of the Thursday night Polo session

When: Thursday Evenings 9:30-10:30pm

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Tooting Leisure Centre 

Greaves Place


SW17 0NE


All Equipment provided or bring your own gear

Cost £8 per session payable to Clapham CC

Experienced polo players or competent canoeists who are interested in joining and want to come to a couple of sessions to try it out should please contact us first.