Batchat: News from Canoe Polo

Hot Summer Nights – Wednesday 1 March

Payneham Pool is likely to activate their Hot Weather policy, and we may not be able to set up until 8 pm.

If this occurs games will start at 8:10pm and will be slightly shorter; however could B grade teams Red, Yellow, Blue and Green still arrive at 7:30pm in case the pool does not extend their opening hours for the public.

Congratulations Australian team members.

Congratulations to all these South Australian players who have been selected to represent Australia in the upcoming Oceania Canoe Polo Championships in New Zealand, 22-24 April.

Open A Men’s: Steven Hubbard, Adam Hofmeyer and Ben Stark, with Steven selected as the captain.

Masters: Ricky Belisle

Under 18: Will Polley and Ben Melville (and special thanks for coaching from Adam Hofmeyer)

Women’s: former SA player Carley Goodwin is vice-captain for the Women’s team.

Congratulations, good luck and best wishes from all the SA canoe polo community.

National Canoe Polo Championships March 11-13

The 2017 National Championships are just around the corner with teams selected and players training together and planning strategies.

The following players have been selected for SA teams, subject to ratification by Canoe SA.

Andrew Adams Ian McIntosh Ricky Belisle
Adam Hofmeyer Dean McIntosh Noel Holmes
Luke Holmes Matthew Moore Simon Langsford
Dean McIntosh David Toohey Scott Polley
Ian McIntosh Cam Butler  (NZ) Ken Sullivan
Ben Melville Steve Wild
Ben Phillips  
Leigh Richardson Janet Burdon Luka Darkovic
Ben Stark Zoe Carter Jonah Denny
David Toohey Megan Holmes Asher Harrison
Michea (QLD) Jenny Inverarity Ben Polley
Cam Butler (NZ) Julie Keast Cole Polley
Natasha Wood Jaxson Russell


To all who have been selected to represent SA at the nationals; we have an official state shirt that players need to wear when receiving medals. Noel Holmes will be bringing shirts next Wednesday, 1 March, for those who wish to purchase one.

Some players choose to borrow a shirt for the presentations. If any past state players have shirts that they are willing to lend for the occasion please let Simon know, and he will broker the loans.  (

Simon and Anne will be taking Ken’s canoe trailer over to Nagambie. If your polo kayak or paddle need a lift please let us know. Limited spaces; $25 return trip. (

Let’s have a strong South Australian presence at Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre.


Sunday Training

Training is on Sunday mornings at 9 – 11am at Corcoran Dr, West Lakes. All ability levels welcome.

Communications Officer
Canoe Polo Technical Committee
Canoe SA