Luke Holmes

Luke Holmes has been playing canoe polo since he was 7 Years old after following in the footsteps of his dad, sister and older brothers.

He first represented Australia in U18 side in the Trans-Tasman Challenge in 2004 and then in U21 at the 2005, 2007 and 2009 Oceania Canoe Polo Championships winning gold in both 2005 and 2007.

He was first selected to represent the Australian Men’s Canoe Polo Team at the World Championships in Canada in 2008. He continued on to represent Australia at the 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Championships and the 2013 World Games in Colombia.

Having spent most of 2015-16 based in London, he has competed at a number of European tournaments including a season in the English Division 1 and the German Bunesliga.

His proudest memory is the Gold medal win at the Oceania Championships in 2005 where the game was won with less than 5 seconds to spare.

Luke brings an all-round set of skills to the team in areas of goals, shooting and defence and will no doubt be a strong asset to the team.

Player number – #3

Canoe Club – Adelaide Canoe Club

Achievements

  • 2004 – U18 Australian Men’s Team
  • 2005, 2007, 2009 – U21 Oceania Canoe Polo Championships
  • 2013 – Australian Men’s Team, Oceania Canoe Polo Championships
  • 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018 – Australian Men’s Team, World Championships