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Chief Referee Sub-Committee

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Polo refereeing is managed by a Sub-Committee of senior referees and an administrator, known as the Chief Referee’s Sub-Committee. The structure of Refereeing in the UK is constantly reviewed. If you have suggestions about improving the overall structure of refereeing in the short and long-term please contact refereeing-administrator@canoepolo.org.uk Reporting to the Polo Committee, the Chief […]

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Refereeing

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Referee Grades There are four grades of referee, 1, 2, 3, and 4, with grade 1 being the highest. There is also a ‘training’ grade, 1T, which is effective for up to two years. Grade 1T is given to suitable grade 2 referees who are training to become grade 1 referees. This is to enable […]

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What are the various types of canoeing?

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Canoeing is both recreational and competitive. Recreational disciplines include touring and sea kayaking, whilst competitive canoeing includes canoe polo, canoe sailing, freestyle, marathon, slalom, sprint racing, surf and wild water racing. However, somewhat confusingly most canoeing disciplines, including canoe polo, actually use closed cockpit boats, or kayaks. Whilst these are technically referred to as ‘kayaking’, […]

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Anti Doping

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The BCU Canoe Polo Committee run under the same anti-doping rules as the rest of GB-Canoeing.  For the most up to date information see the GB-Canoeing site: http://www.gbcanoeing.org.uk/gbc/index.cfm/about/anti-doping/ 

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About Canoe Polo

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Introduction to Canoe Polo on Vimeo. Canoe Polo is one of the eight disciplines of canoeing persued in the UK, known simply as “polo” by its officionados. Polo combines paddling and ball handling skills with an exciting contact team game, where tactics and positional play are as important as the speed and fitness of the […]