Rules and Refereeing
Duncan Cochrane has created an online refs training course, which is available at:
Download or view a copy of the updated simplified rules, courtesy of Ian Beasley here.
Official ICF Rules
Australian Canoe Polo competitions are run according to ICF rules for Canoe Polo.
Download a copy here.
As interpretations of the ICF rules varied, an additional document was produced by Duncan Cochrane to clarify the interpretation of certain rules. It is available via the ICF: 2008 Polo Rule Interpretations (pdf).
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
The position of Referee Director is currently vacant. Please let us know if you are interested in taking on this position.
The VCP Tribunal guidelines can be downloaded from the links below.
Click here for a copy (word doc).
or here for a pdf version.