Melbourne bike polo is proud to be hosting our first annual Spring tournament as part of our newly confirmed annual tournament series.
Registration is FULL
Registration opened 12 noon Wednesday August 14 and closed Midnight Friday August 30. All team spaces are now filled.
VIEW REGISTERED TEAMS HERE
This tournament promises to be our best so far and already we have players flying from as far as New Zealand and Perth for this weekend. We have seriously stepped up our organisational efforts with improved scheduling, visitor hosting, a new PA system, plans for a huge scoreboard, legit reffing, annual sponsorship, a shiny new perpetual trophy, improved court infrastructure and a new format for Saturday evening to build bike polo and make better connections with the rest of the Melbourne bike community.
Melbourne has been getting more organised with our tournaments. One of the most important things we feel that we can do is to plan and confirm dates well in advance so people can book time off work, and find cheap tickets. The best way to do this is to pick dates that stay the same each year. Most of our tournaments have already followed
It is with great pleasure that Melbourne announces our three regular annual tournaments.
- Melbourne Autumn tournament – the weekend after mothers day each year
- Melbourne Spring tournament, the weekend after father’s day each year (7-8 Sep 2013)
- Melbourne Christmas tournament, the first weekend in December each year (7-8 Dec 2013)
** Update July 2014** The City of Yarra has released its draft strategy which includes an action to “Create 3 multi-purpose sports courts to cater for social sports “participation.
The Draft strategy also notes demand for additional infrastructure to cater for new sports and walk up participation There is demand for facilities to cater for new and emerging sports in particularly roller sports and for opportunities for casual participation in sports. (Multi-purpose walk up sports courts)
You can read the draft strategy here (PDF)
The City of Yarra is updating its Sports and Physical Activity Strategy for 2014 – 2019
Melbourne Bike Polo has made a submission to the new City of Yarra strategy. Our submission focuses on the barriers we have experienced and ways that council can help small informal groups from emerging sports like bike polo.
The strategy aims to increase opportunities for our community to be physically active, regardless of age, gender or ability. It will look at the needs of Yarra residents and address ways that Council can improve its infrastructure, facilities, services and programs to encourage more people to enjoy the physical and social benefits of exercise.