Stephen Hubbard started canoe polo at 15 years of age in 2003.
He made his international debut at the 2005 Oceania Canoe Polo Championships as a member of the U21 Australian team, and went on to Captain this team in 2010 at Canoe Polo World Championships, Milan Italy.
Stephen stepped up to the Australian Men’s Canoe Polo Team two years later at the 2012 Canoe Polo World Championships, Poznan Poland.
This year, he has been appointed the prestigious position of Australian Men’s Team Captain.
A dynamic, exciting player to watch.
His advice to junior athletes – The best canoe polo players are smart and efficient. Ask questions from your senior players and think about how you can better use your skills to influence a game. Focusing on your technique and game awareness early in your career will make the biggest difference later on.
Player number – #6
Canoe club – Adelaide Canoe Club
- 2005 U21 Oceania (first Australian team)
- 2008 U21 World Championships
- 2010 U21 World Championships – Captain
- 2012 Men’s World Championships
- 2013 Men’s World Games
- 2014 Men’s World Championships
- 2018 Men’s World Championships – Captain