University Competitions

University Competitions

The major University competition is the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition held around the 3rd weekend in April each year. 

This competition is organised by BUCS via the Loughborough Student Organising Committee and is currently held at our home venue with a large Saturday night party! 

>35 Universities compete in the 2 official BUCS leagues (Men's and Women's) and the additional B team and Old Boys leagues.

BUCS Canoe Polo Website

Facebook Page (Run by Loughborough)



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Run by the University of London "Paddlington" generally runs on the 3rd weekend in October with an emphasis on new players.

Fresher, Open and Ladies leagues are run across 3 pitches. 

The club Facebook page has photos and information each year.



Run by Cardiff University the competition takes place in the Spring in Merthyr Tydfil.

The second largest university polo event - it is the perfect warm-up tournament before BUCS.

Follow the club Facebook page for information.

South West Uni League

The South West Universities Canoe Polo league runs a number of competitions each season with a focus on local derbies! 

Information for this league can be found on the Facebook page.


The best place to hear about other one-off tournaments is via the UK Canoe Polo Students Facebook group for current students.