In Sale, Manchester, a group of Cumbrian paddlers gathered for a unique canoe polo tournament, blending sport and charity, “Canoe polo meets Movember!” Teams from across the North West region met on the waters of Sale Waterpark, not just to compete but to champion the cause of men's health. The echo of cheers and the rhythmic sound of paddles reverberated across the tournament grounds, creating an atmosphere that resonated with both competitiveness and camaraderie. Amidst the spirited clashes in the water, our team forged a path with determination, navigating the currents with a shared goal—supporting Movember's mission. Despite fierce competition from some of the best in the region, we proudly clinched the fourth position, a testament to the tenacity and teamwork displayed by our paddlers. Beyond the scorecard, the true victory lay in the funds raised to tackle pressing men's health issues. Until next year's tournament, Cumbria paddlers will also be represented in the North West division 2 series.
Pictured in the photo from left to right are Cameron Fletcher, Noah Rankin, Nicky Taylor, Finley Coleman, Dan Camp and Andy Laird. The team was supported by coach Mike Fletcher.
Cameron, Noah and Finley are students at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith.
Pictures from some of our adventures