Water polo By Keenan And James

History of water polo

The games of water polo was founded as a form of rugby football in rivers and lakes in the U.K with a ball constructed of Indian rubber. This water rugby game became known as water polo. The game was made to attract tourists to resorts and hotels. Then they hosted comeptions and events.

The rules of water polo were designed in the late nineteenth century in Great Britain by William Wilson

Brief explanation of Rules for Water polo

Each team is allowed 13 players with seven ( a goalkeeper and six field players) participating at one time. Players must tread water at all times without touching the bottom or holding the sides of the pool. Except the goalkeeper. Players must handle the ball with only one hand. Except the goal keeper. Two hands result in a foul. A foul is when the opposition is rewarded with the ball and a free throw. If the ball/player goes underwater, the ball can go to the opposition. Exclusion means you are taken out of the game for 30 seconds. Example hanging onto someone, drowning them etc.

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