Jay Burgess

Jay Burgess started canoe polo in 2003 as a member of Southern Canoe Polo Club, Dunedin.

In 2011 he launched straight into the Australian Canoe Polo Men’s Team (Team B) for the 2011 Oceania Canoe Polo Championships and again in 2013.

Jay secured a position on the Australian Men’s Canoe Polo Team for the 2014 World Canoe Polo Championships, Thury-Harcourt, France.

This year he furthers his international achievements by representing Australia as Vice-Captain at the 2018 World Canoe Polo Championships.

Jay’s biggest motivator is enjoyment. He aims to play to the highest standard he can and is excited by where canoe polo is heading, and sees opportunities expanding, particularly with Canoe Polo Super League.

Player number – #7

Canoe club – Fairfield Canoe Club


  • 2011 – Aus Men B Oceania – Palmerston North, NZ
  • 2013 – Aus Men B Oceania – Christchurch
  • 2014 – Aus Men World Championships – Thury – Harcourt, France
  • 2015 – Aus Men A Oceania – Nagambie, Aus
  • 2017 – Ping’An Bank (Orange) – Captain, Canoe Polo Super League
  • 2018 – Aus Men World Championships – Welland, Canada (VC)
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