Adelaide Bicycle Polo Club


Adelaide Bicycle Polo Club

We play hardcourt bike polo every Sunday from 1 pm at a handy location near the city centre. Check the blog for details. All welcome.

Location: Adelaide City
Members: 20
Latest Activity: Feb 13, 2015

Adelaide bicycle polo info and rules

What to bring?
A sturdy bike, your helmet, a mallet (we have 6 mallets will be available for use), gloves are recommended, sunscreen, beverages of your choice, a friend (the more the merrier), a sense of humour.

What to expect?
Bikepolo is a semi-contact sport and spills do happen. However, the pace of the game is slower than most people expect so injury is uncommon. There are only 3 players in a team.

A few safety rules.

Wear a helmet. No T-boning other bikes. Parallel contact, bike on bike, player on player is allowed, no grabbing or pushing other players. The mallet must held be below handle bars at all times. Back-swings must remain below seat height. Malleting is strictly prohibited (thrusting your mallet through another bikes wheels)

The rules of the game:

1/ Rules may change for safety reasons.
2/ Teams will be selected school yard style. Preselected teams can be entered if desired.
3/ Games are played three on three.
4/ The direction of play and time of game/goal count will be decided at the coin toss.
5/ The ball is hit with the end of the mallet and shuttled with the side of the mallet. To score a goal the ball must be hit with the end. A shuttled goal will not count.
6/ Dabbing (putting a foot down ) excludes that player from play until they "tap in" by touching a marker on the side of the court with their mallet. A player who is out of play cannot interfere with the ball, goals or other player until they "tap in".
7/ An out of play ball may be tossed back into play by a spectator.
8/ The team that scores a goal must ride back around their own goal posts to allow the opposing team to control the ball to at least halfway.

All players and bystanders are responsible for their own actions and their own property. Please respect the property that we play on.

Bike polo can be considered an activity of a social gathering rather than a fully organised competition. If you know you exhibit antisocial behaviour or extreme competitiveness please leave those attributes at home. Likewise, The Adelaide Bike Polo Club will be using community areas without official permission. If we have to move for any reason we will and we shall respect the rights and opinions of other community area users.

The location - Tennis courts in the East Parklands Wakefield and Bartels Rds (marked )

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Discussion Forum

Mid week polo

Started by Richard Jan 13, 2011. 0 Replies

I put the bike with its latest mods onto the back of the car, tossed the new mallet onto the back seat, settled my daughter into the passenger seat, and headed off for polo. No one there.No sign of…Continue

New polo bike - what do I need?

Started by Richard. Last reply by Richard Dec 30, 2010. 4 Replies

I'm about to start building a new polo bike.I have a track frame (very little use too) fitted with a road fork so hopefully that'll ease any toe overlap issues. I don't have a track fork so that's…Continue

Good session

Started by Richard Sep 26, 2010. 0 Replies

Good day at bike polo today - I didn't break anything, don't have to repair anything, didn't kill anyone and still have the same amount of skin I started with. Cripes, I even enjoyed myself. Some new…Continue

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Comment by Neil Waterhouse on March 10, 2011 at 15:37

Hi Tim,

There is no polo tonight due to too many people being unable to come along.

We are playing again on Sunday at the Adelaide High School courts because the Clipsal 500 setup has made access to our current place impossible.

If you want to, drop me a message with your email address  and I will add you to the Google mailing group.

Comment by Gus on April 18, 2010 at 21:02
Nice to see everyone today. Make sure you keep us all up to date on progress on getting to the World's in August in Berlin.

Comment by Wombat on February 21, 2010 at 20:20
Just had a thought that this would possibly fit as a 1/2 time entertainment at the Roller Derby... has anyone considered joining forces for some mixed fun?
Comment by Doddsy on January 6, 2010 at 20:10
Hey lads, happy new year.
Sydney Bike Polo is holding a tournament on the 6th of febuary (in Sydney)
format will be 3 on 3.

to rsvp email

the tournament could take two days depending on how many teams are entered so be prepared to play on both saturday and sunday.

Hope to see you there.

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