15 March 2023

Two canoe polo teams participated in the Loughborough University Canoe Polo tournament at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham last weekend. The first games were very chilly with ice being broken on the pitches before the start of the initial games. Abingdon 1 started their group stage with a 5-1 loss but improved to a close 2-1 loss to Sheffield. In the last game of the initial round, they had a convincing victory of Warwick 7-0 putting them 3rd overall in the pool. Abingdon 2 got off to a slightly faster start in the tournament with a 1-0 victory followed with a 1-1 draw and a 2-1 close victory over Exeter.

Sunday brought the knockout round with Abingdon 1 starting off with a 6-1 victory against Liverpool and Abingdon 2 having a bye in the 1st round. In the second round both teams lost, 2-0 and 5-1 respectively. In the final game Abingdon 1 won 2-1 against Nottingham and Abingdon 2 beat Exeter. This placed Abingdon 1 fifth overall in their league and Abingdon 2 in seventh place.

A huge thank you goes to Loughborough University for organising the event as well as Mr Simmons and Ms King for running the trip.

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