The Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships kick off today in Sydney.

Hardcourt bike polo is based on the hundred year old sport of grass bike polo and was reinvented in the early 1990’s as a modern urban sport. Bike polo is active in Australia and New Zealand since 2006 and established in more than 300 cities across America, Europe, South America and Asia. It is a very friendly sport, operating at a grassroots community level, and known for its welcoming and open nature. You’ll find female players in most communities and often mixed teams.

The Australasian Championships is the largest and most significant hardcourt bike polo tournament in the region, attracting the best players from around Australia, New Zealand, and guests from Southeast Asia, Japan, USA and Europe.This will be the sixth time the event has been held and the first time Sydney will be hosting it. You can check details of all the teams competing here as well as find updates as the competition progresses. In the meantime, enjoy this video from a Sydney tournament last year.

Sydney Bike Polo from Tom McMahon on Vimeo.