On a rare sunny morning on Saturday 14 July Shropshire Paddlesport hosted an inter-club canoe polo competition under the banner of the 2012 .
The took place at SPS”s newly refurbished club house beside the Montgomery Canal, opposite the Queen”s Head pub. They provided polo-legal equipment, refreshments, changing rooms with hot showers, a nice flat canal & Oswestry Games medals for the competitors.
Gari Sumner, the organiser, split the entrants into 4 teams of five or six players (one junior team & the ladies getting a spare player to sub on as needed) and ran the event as a mini-league of six games with play-offs to split 1st from 2nd & 3rd from 4th places.
Shrewsbury Canoe Club contributed players to three teams, including half the ladies squad, & a referee.
Will Bevan, SPS, was the second referee and Alison & Pauline ran the scoring desk & helped Gari with the game timing.
The whimsically titled teams were:
“Winter is Coming”