Avon offers a wide variety of different opportunities to learn the game, play and train. If you're interested in joining us please come down and give polo a try. The following section provides you with all the information you'll need, but please contact us if you have any questions.
Also be sure to check the Avon community page for more informal training and paddling opportunities.
You will need to have basic kayak skills to play and train with Avon, if you are looking for basic kayaking lessons then you will need to go to another club first.
Kingswood Leisure Centre
Avon plays at Kingswood regularly on Sunday* and Wednesday. Please check the calendar before coming down. Directions to the Centre can be found by clicking the map.
Sunday sessions are open to all and we look forward to welcoming you. Wednesday sessions are for elite players and attendance is by invitation only. Please contact Avon or come to a Sunday session if you're interested in attending.
*for June, July and August all Sunday sessions will be on the Floating Harbour Outdoor Pitch. For all the details, contact us, check the calendar or check our Facebook page.
Outdoor Polo Pitch in Bristol's Floating Harbour
Avon has developed a dedicated, safe, outdoor pitch on Bristol's historic floating harbour, which is co-managed by Bristol Canoe Club as a joint venture. This 'Bristol Canoe Polo Pitch' was set up to support grass roots polo in the local area. Click here for more details and the latest news from BCPP. Directions and parking information can be found by clicking on the map.
Check the calendar or the Avon Facebook page for all the details of outdoor sessions.
Avon is able to offer a number of boats and other equipment to borrow at the Kingswood pool. These are on a first come, first served basis. Individuals should bring swimming gear, a rash vest (or T-shirt) and any canoe polo equipment they may already own. Please note this will be checked where appropriate to make sure it is safe.
If you need to borrow equipment, please contact us before coming to a session so we know what the level of demand will be.
Membership and Fees
Before you take part in any of our sessions you need to fill out a participator form (click here).
People who have an up-to-date participator form and want to apply for or renew membership of the club need to fill out a membership application/renewal form (click here).
Avon is a not-for-profit club is therefore able to offer low fees to its members for both training and competition. You can pay per session or set up a direct debit in order to enjoy significant discounts. Please click here for full details of fees and how to set up direct debits or make one-off payments.
Don't take our word for it, Avon invited Made in Bristol TV's 'The Source' to try their hand at Canoe Polo. See how they got on.