Dear all, as part of the BCU’s Go canoeing activities the club is looking to run a Novice Canoe Polo tournament at the Club’s 2 pitch facility in Collingwood Dock on Saturday 1st June start time 1000 a.m.
The event is open to all club members and any other interested individuals or groups. Our focus is on promoting the event as an all welcoming event and we would wish as many participants to take part as is practical.
In the absence of personal kit the club will make it’s Competition equipment available on the day.
The club is committed to helping a local cause so whilst there will be a nominal charge to enter the majority if not all of the proceeds will be donated.
We intend to promote the event within the NW region preference of places will be given to those local teams who committed and played at the Crosby event.
Interested?then please get in touch asap if you would please so that we can sort out the admin and logistical arrangements.
The Crosby and Collingwood events will be an opportunity to ascertain those novice club members suitable who would wish to participate in the Liverpool International the following weekend 8th and 9th June.
The first season of the North West & Central Regional League is now complete.
Many thanks to our divisional organisers Matt Carter, Anthony Kingdon and Claire & Steve Brewer, without their hard work running these leagues would not be possible. Thank you also to all of the teams for entering and competing, and everyone who helped run the tables, referee, and filled in at various tournaments. I do hope you enjoyed yourselves and found the competitions rewarding.
The winners of the North West & Central Regional Leagues 1st season are;
Division 1 Winners: Pennine B Runners Up: Viking X
Division 2 Winners: Loughborough Students Runners Up: Notts A
Division 3 Winners: LUCC Runners Up: Manchester Wildcatz Youth
Division 4 Winners: Lakeland CC Runners Up: Manchester Wildcatz Ladies
There are a number of changes planned for next season, including the splitting of Division 4 into two more localised divisions based at Cheadle, Manchester for the NW and Derby for the Midlands. We are also expecting another 10 new teams to enter the league next season at a variety of levels. This should create more competitive divisions and hopefully make your continued participation more enjoyable and worthwhile. If you have any comments or suggestions on the past season please get in touch so we can look at improving the leagues further.
I hope you are beginning to look forward to next season already. We are aiming to have the 2013/14 season entry forms released within a month’s time.
Building on the great success over the last 12 months we are happy to announce that for the 2013/14 season, the North West & Central canoe polo regional league will be expanded from 34 to 42 teams.
This change allows us to split division 4 into two regional divisions, to shorten travel time for teams just starting out in the sport.
Following this expansion, we also hope to bring competitive canoe polo to another new indoor venue, again widening the reach of our sport in terms of possible audience and usable facilites. More information and updates coming soon!
The first season of the NW & C league is now over two thirds complete. So far the leagues have seen plenty of close fought & competitive games in every division.
At this stage of the season, due to having completed all of the division 2 tournament dates, we can crown the first divisional winner of the year. Congratulations to our inaugural Division 2 champions Loughborough who completed the entire season undefeated. To see the final league table, please click here.
The current league tables from Division 1, 3 and 4 are available in the links below.
If you would like to see individual game results from each tournament, they are available on each divisions page in the drop down menu (we’re still waiting on some results – apologies).
All dates have now been finalised. You can view playlists and dates on our Playlists and Results tab.
The organisers for each division have already begun to send out futher information. Please use them as your first point of contact for any issues.
A big thank you to the divisional organisers for volunteering their time to make the leagues work, without them they would not run. Introducing your divisional organisers for the 2012/13 season;
Div1: Niall Evans (Manchester Wildcatz) – Temp
Div2: Matt Carter (Red Rose)
Div3: Anthony Kingdon (Liverpool University)
Div4: Steve and Claire Brewer (Manchester Wildcatz)
Thank you for entering the first season of the North West and Central regional league!
Attached you will find the provisional dates for all the tournaments, teams have until the 18th July to make me aware of any problems they may have in attending a scheduled tournament. Each team will attend 4 out of the 5/6 tournaments. Please let me know if you will struggle to attend one, and I’ll do my best to make sure your team misses this tournament.
I have taken in to account all the National League and major canoeing dates, although I may have missed one or two. I’ll do my best to rectify any additional clashes providing you get back to me by the 18th.
University Teams are excluded from the September Dates, so you must be able to attend the remaining tournaments, if there are any issues here, please contact me urgently.
The final dates and playlists will be published on the 20th July. Unless there are any major unforeseen clashes, this will just reaffirm these provisional dates.
Simplified Dates & Times
With only a few weeks left to enter, all of the league places for the inaugural North West and Central Canoe Polo League are filling up! Plus with other anticipated entries from teams expressing an interest in playing, every division is nearing capacity.
Additional information about the leagues and in general about canoe polo in the region can be found throughout this website. However if you have a specific question or want to make sure your club/team gets a space in our league structure please get in touch using the details on our Contacts page.
It’s arrived! Today sees the opening of applications for the inaugural season of the North West & Central Region Canoe Polo League. As a club, we are incredibly excited to provide this new competitive opportunity to all of the clubs and teams throughout the region.
Having already gauged a high level of interest from numerous clubs and teams, we are expecting the league places to fill up quickly, and so are awarding entries on a first come first served basis. All entries must be received before 1st July 2012.
Please be aware that you must still submit a completed entry form (with entry fee), even if you have already confirmed your interest in taking part.
Please follow these links to download the League flyer and Entry form.
A big thank you to all the teams and clubs that have registered an interest in competing in the new North West & Central regional league. To date just under 50 teams from over 20 clubs have registered an interest in competing.
Based on the number of responses, we will provide 4 separate open divisions, to cater for all levels of play. More information and application forms will be released at the beginning of February.
Clubs that have registered an interest to date.
- Manchester Wildcatz
- Liverpool Canoe Club
- Manchester University
- Derby Rammers
- Lancaster University
- Red Rose
- Loughborough University
- Warwick Old Gits
- Warwick University
- Birmingham University
- Shrewsbury Canoe Club
- Trentham CC
- Crewe and Nantwich CC
- Hollingworth Activity Centre
- Oakwood Youth Club
- Bangor University