International Canoe Polo Tournament comes to Liverpool this weekend
1 year ago
Canoeists from across the world will paddle into Collingwood Dock at Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters, this weekend (11 and 12 June) for the 31st International Canoe Polo tournament.
The event will be hosted by the Friends of Allonby Canoe Club, following a two-year delay due to the Covid pandemic.
Canoe Polo is a five-a-side team game played in kayaks and is played competitively around the world. The Friends of Allonby Canoe Club have teams competing nationally and internationally at all abilities, from beginner to elite levels.
Mike Moffitt, Friends of Allonby Canoe Club Coach, said:
“It will be wonderful to welcome the international canoe polo community back to Liverpool again this weekend.
“Our facility at Liverpool Waters gives us an excellent opportunity to showcase our sport and encourage people to give it a try. As well as the tournament, there will be lots of fun activities taking place throughout the weekend, including introductory sessions in paddleboarding and kayaking.”
Liza Marco, Assets Manager at Peel L&P, which owns Collingwood Dock and donates the dock free of charge to the Friends of Allonby Canoe Club, said: “We’re excited to welcome all the participants of this year’s international canoe polo tournament to Liverpool Waters this coming weekend. It will be a fantastic event to watch and a great destination where you can enjoy the famous Liverpool waterfront.”
For more information visit www.friendsofallonby.org.uk or see @foaliverpool on Instagram.