BATCHAT March 2019

Women’s Canoe Polo Training
On Sunday March 17 at 09:00 Megan Holmes and others are planning to host a female focussed canoe polo session for new and continuing players at Corcoran Drive, West Lakes. For those that can stay there is likely to be a BBQ.

It promises to be a fun morning and either a good introduction to the sport or just a one off celebration of being an active woman! Feel free to contact Scott Polley for any further information.

Payneham Summer Season
The Payneham Summer Season continues into it’s fifth week tonight, which means that there are only three weeks remaining! Don’t miss this great opportunity to play high quality polo under lights and in a warm pool. Contact Ben Melville to get yourself put on a team list, or simply turn up with $35 in hand.

Payneham Teams for Wednesday 6th March*

*Disclaimer: The Masters have asked to be put in Division 1, and hence, will be held accountable for anything that happens as a result of this decision, including the crushing of egos suffered by open players in the event of the Masters beating them.

Penrith Accommodation
For those traveling to Penrith for Nationals and/or Oceania, there will be a number of South Australian players staying at Ingenia Holidays, 91-95 Mackellar St, Emu Plains. Bookings can be made by calling 02 4735 4425.

Trailer Transport Penrith
Simon and Anne have generously offered to tow a trailer to and from Penrith, with boat reservations available for $25 (round trip). If you haven’t already spoken to Anne and would like to make use of this service, please add your name to the list found on the score desk at Payneham Pool each Wednesday. Please note that the trailer won’t be returning to Adelaide until after Oceania (finishing on the 27th of April).

Volunteer Required
The Canoe Polo Technical Committee is looking for a generous volunteer to tow a trailer back from Penrith after Nationals. Please contact Scott Polley if you are able to help. Fuel compensation will be available as appropriate. (Note: this is not the same trailer referenced above with regard to transporting other players’ boats).

Compliant Helmets
Please note that the helmets provided by the committee (found in the blue trailer) are not compliant for use in interstate competitions. Hence, players will be required to provide their own helmet in order to compete at the upcoming Nationals or any other scrutineered event.

The only exception to this may be certain junior players, who will likely be allowed to use the current committee helmets, due to the size of their heads and limited availability for alternatives.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 rules related to helmets (or any other equipment) or have any questions regarding the legality of individual helmets, Ben is happy to help answer any questions, or at least point you in the right direction.

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