Canoe Polo is an exciting paddling discipline which combines paddling and ball skills in a fast moving team game. The game is played on a marked pitch either indoors or outdoors with five players plus up to 3 subs on each side. The object of the game is to score in the opposition's goal, the ball can only be held for 5 seconds and any player in possession of the ball can be pushed over.
Viking Kayak Club compete under the name VKC. We have teams playing in each class of the sport, including youth & ladies. We have had players selected for the GB U21 development squad and Ireland U21 squad in recent years, and we have recently secured the services of a world class coach. As well as competing in national and regional leagues (see below), VKC attend summer international tournaments around the UK & Europe.
Get in touch
Whether you’re an experienced player looking for a new club, or a complete beginner wanting to try canoe polo for the first time, you’ll find us extremely friendly and inclusive – so please do get in touch!
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Where are VKC playing during the season?
VKC currently field two teams (VKC A & VKC B) in the BCU National League; both in Open Division 3 Central.
Players from VKC A & B also entered a team in South East Regional Division 1 last season to gain more experience playing against good standard opposition, and will be doing something similar this season.
VKC C, comprised of newer players & pla20:00 - 21:00yers returning to the sport after a number of years, play in South East Regional Division 3.
VKC Ladies currently play in Ladies Development South.
Many of VKC Ladies also play alongside their male comrades in the open senior teams.
VKC Youth currently play in South East Regional Division 3.
We are always especially keen to recruit new youth players at all ability levels!
Polo Training Times
Tuesday: 18:45 - 21:00 Seniors (outdoor pitch, summer months only)
Wednesday: 21:00 - 22:00 Seniors (Robinson pool, September - May)
Friday 20:00 - 21:00 Youth, Women, Newcomers
9:00 - 12:00 Polo training for all (outdoor pitch, late spring-early autumn)
10:00 – 12:00 Fitness training for all (outdoor pitch, all year)