First, the French kayak polo south of the Channel

The Avranches Women’s Kayak Polo Team, France’s Triple Champion and 2021 European Champion, will compete in the N1 Women’s Kayak Polo Championships on the weekend of May 14-15 in Terebide. (© DR)

Canoe club Avranches Hosts, for the first time, two days of French Kayak Polo Championship In its new ponds Oak Wolf Trade.

During this weekend Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 MayThe club is hosting the last day of the regular season of the French N1 Women’s Polo and Kayak Tournament as well as the Women’s Promotional Tournament. The number of athletes from France is expected to reach 120.

French N1 Women’s Championship

The French Women’s Championship is held over two days with the top six women’s polo kayak clubs including Avranches, Asseny, Montpellier, Pont d’Oilly, Sestas and CD Loire Atlantic. The first day of the tournament was held in Montpellier. Avranch had won four out of five matches. “At the end of this week, FC Avranches can take first place in the regular season, and will automatically qualify for the European Championship in 2023,” points out Frank Lecomte, club president. The president states that we will have to wait for the qualifiers at the end of the year to win the French champion title.

Women’s promotional tournament

The aim of this tournament is to “allow all girls who wish to participate in kayak polo competitions”. The game format has been adapted to promote the development and development of young players and recreational players in particular (ball size 3 and goal height U15) defines the club. The tournament takes place over one weekend, on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm, and Sundays from 9am to 5pm.

great sport

The Canoe Club in Avranches recalls that competition this weekend is an opportunity to “discover a little-known and amazing sport” kayak polo is practiced with “two teams of 5 players, developing in a very short boat for more than maneuverability, fight for the ball by hand or Using the paddle, two halves of 10 minutes each […] The ball carrier can be pushed into the water at any time by the opponent, which is one of the most exciting aspects of the sport and which makes polo players the best specialists to recover without getting out of the boat.”

The event is free and open to all, and the club relies on the presence of Avranchinese supporters to encourage the women.

The competition takes place on Saturday from 12 noon to 5 pm and on Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm. Le Chêne au Loup – ZA de l’Ecoparc, Tirepied-Avranches. From 10 am on Saturday. free entry. Catering on site. 02 33 68 19 15; ckca50@wanadoo.fr

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