Dozens of kayaks on car roofs and a throng of eager paddlers converged on Haverfordwest Leisure Centre on Sunday as Haverfordwest Kayak Club hosted the first ever Canoe Polo competition at the venue.
Seven teams from South Wales took part in two divisions and many hard fought encounters over three hours demonstrated the excitement and skill level required in the sport.
Narberth, Pembroke and Haverfordwest entered teams, including junior teams, and friendly local rivalry added to the excitement.
Teams from Tawe Kayak Club travelled from Swansea to complete the line up.
"Everyone who took part agreed that this was an excellent, well organised event," said Philip Williams from Haverfordwest Kayak Club. "The competitiveness of the players was complimented by a very sporting attitude where rival teams helped by loaning equipment and giving advice to the newcomers so that everyone who took part had a great afternoon."
Richard Lawrence, Chairman of Haverfordwest Kayak Club added: "Today's competition has been a brilliant success, fun, friendly and competitive."
"The club is new to the sport, but this event has really made our members want to play the game regularly."
"We are very grateful to Sports Wales and Pembrokeshire County Council for the help and funding they have given us, enabling us to buy the kit to play canoe polo at Haverfordwest Leisure Centre."
Haverfordwest Kayak Club enjoys paddling all over the County on sea, rivers and surf.
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