Ian Beasley has prepared a simplified version of the canoe polo rules. This is a great first stop for any players
Official ICF Rules
Australian Canoe Polo competitions are run according to ICF rules for Canoe Polo.
Download a copy from their website.
Rule modifications for the Melbourne Competition
Victorian Canoe Polo uses some minor modifications to the ICF rules for it’s regular season competitions. These include:
- No hand-tackles permitted in Novice grade
- End-line rather than centre-line restarts are used in A, B and C grades
- In all grades, a team may commence a game with only 4 players, rather than 5
Jen Stevens is the current Referees Director. Please direct any refereeing queries to her via the contacts form on the canoe polo home page.
The ICF has also created a great refereeing resource which you can access here.