BugPolo is a game played during the Christchurch winter within an indoor 25m aquatic sport pool. Players sit in a River Bug and propel themselves with fins on their feet as their means of forward movement.It’s a cross between the games of netball, water polo, and backwards walking.

A great social sport for mixed teams of young and old. Many teams have parent and children combinations, high school and tertiary student groups, work groups, and the group just wanting to try something different for a competitive laugh.

registration opens closer to season

2018 BugPolo Season Information

The 2018 season details are now confirmed. All games will be played at the indoor sports pool of Jellie Park Christchurch.


12th July Intro game
19th july –  20th september Tournament
27th september fun game event
4th october semi-finals
11th october finals
18th october AGM

Game Fees

Game fees cover the extra cost the club pays to book out the entire sports pool, gear hire and the annual $5 club membership fee.
You will also need to pay the normal pool entry cost each night to get into the pool. It’s $6 for adults or $3.50 for school students (cheaper with a concession card or community service card). The pool entry also gives you access to the swimming and spa pools, steamroom and sauna for the evening.

Adult (19 and over) TBC
Student (Secondary / Tertiary) TBC


Please pay your team fees in one transaction to 03-1598-0101854-000 using your team name as the reference.

There are 6 players per team in the Tournament. Though you can always have extra players within the team to cover away players or half time game subs.

Main Competition: Teams or individual players are invited to register as soon as possible here.