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Canoe Polo National Championships

Congratulations to the winners of the Canoe Polo National Championships, held at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham as part of British Canoeing’s Super September event series.

26 teams competed in the Championships and 668 goals were scored across the two days of competition.

Bridgend Sharks won the Open Championship trophy after a tightly fought contest against Friends of Allonby.  With the scores tied at 1-1 the final went into extra time, but a quick fire goal from Nathan Littlewood gave Bridgend the title of National Champions.

Meridan defeated Avon 9-1 in the third place play-off match to take the bronze medal.

In the women’s final Friends of Allonby Y defeated Cherwell 7-5, to claim the title, despite having only four players due to an injury. Cherwell were decisive in possession, taking their chances to keep in the hunt.  But FOA broke away in the final moments of the match to score and seal victory.

Friends of Allonby X finished in the bronze medal match with a 5-2 victory over London Ladies.

Friends of Allonby were also in the Youth Championship final, but came up against a strong Ulster side who stormed into a 3-1 lead.  FOA fought back to tie up the scores at 3-3, but Ulster were not to be denied and scored the winner in the closing stages to claim the championship title.

Viking Youth won the 3rd place play-off to take the bronze medal with a 4-3 victory against Bridgend Youth.