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.
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.