Also known as Kayak polo; known simply as “polo” by its aficionados. Is one of the competitive disciplines of canoe polo women, where tactics and positional play are as important as the speed and fitness of the individual athletes.
Polo combines boating and ball handling skills with a contact team game, the game requires excellent teamwork and promotes both general canoeing skills and a range of other techniques unique to the sport. The ball can be thrown by hand, nose and tail boat bumpers, or flicked with the paddle to pass between players and shoot at the goal.
Helmets and face, in International Canoe Federation nomenclature used in some European countries, pitches can be set up in swimming pools or any stretch of flat water. Chiefly the United Kingdom, the kayaks are specifically designed for polo and are faster and lighter than typical kayaks which give them fantastic maneuverability. The term canoe can refer to kayaks, the blades of a polo paddle have thick rounded edges to prevent injury. The boats in this game are paddled with a double, paddles are also very lightweight and designed with both pulling power and ball control in mind.