Open Youth Polo Event with Sit on Tops (453)

Date(s): Sat 6 Jul 24
1200 - 1800

Total spaces: 10
Remaining spaces: 10





Our Youth Polo Event is open to any youth organisation or school with particular focus on the 10-14 age range. A team is four players, with one or two reserves with each paddler required to have confidence in paddling a Sit on Top (SoT) Kayak. This means they should be able to paddle backwards, forwards and sideways and be able to turn they way they want to go, they should have capsized before and be happy climbing back on board. 

The Competition is a fun opportunity for young people to be safely introduced to the exhilarating sport of kayak polo using familiar craft in a friendly and safe environment.

With ten teams playing it will be necessary to run two heats, with each team playing four others before semi-finals and finals are played. Games will be one half of 8 minutes duration. It is hoped to achieve six games each hour. Parents and others are welcome to come along and cheer their teams if they wish.

There will be opportunities when not playing for players to paddle on the lake and practice skills under supervision.


Competions run in Polo kayaks need paddlers with improved skills who are conversant with spraydeck use, as capsizes are frequent and can slow games down, with this age group we now play in Sit on Top Kayaks, which minimises complications associated with capsizing and recovery, though we still require each playerto be water confident and to be able to swim 25 meters should the need arise.

This competition will take place at the Nomad Kayak Clubs facility on Bury Lake Young between 12 noon and 6pm on Saturday 6th July 2024. A full set of joining instructions will be supplied following receipt of your team entry.

Because of the early start, each player is required to bring their own packed lunch, we will supply hot and cold drinks and something hot like a dog roll around 4pm. 

With places limited to 10 teams, be sure to make your team entry early to avoid disappointment. Team Entry is £75.  

Note that bookings for this event open on 1st of April and close on the 22nd June. 




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