I hope you have all enjoyed the term and congrats on making it until the end! As we move into the Christmas holidays both Canoe and Canoe Polo are looking to elect Fresher Representatives (Reps) for the clubs!
Putting yourself forward to be a fresher rep will be a great way to get some experience of being an exec member if you plan on doing so in the future, and is a rewarding way of being in the club!
What are the responsibilities?
Don’t worry, being a Fresher Rep will not be very strenuous at all! The main requirements are:
If you are interested in applying contact us (Yousuf for Polo or Brother for Canoe) and let us know you would like to apply! We highly encourage as many of you to apply even if you are slightly interested.
The deadline to apply will be the 1st of January 2024. Elections will then take place in Week 1 of Term 2. Exact details of what to expect at elections and what to do will be shared later on.
If you have any questions regarding this feel free to contact either one of us!
Hope you all have a lovely break and happy holidays! :))
Yousuf, Brother and all the Exec xx
Hey everyone, hope everyone’s doing well!
As we approach the end of our first term, we want to give you the opportunity to tell us how you’ve found both the clubs so far. Below are the links to feedback forms, one for each club. All responses are anonymous so feel free to tell us what you liked, what you didn’t like and what you would want to see more of in the coming year. If you’ve participated in both clubs feel free to submit a form for each. They only take a couple minutes to fill out so if you have the time, please fill them out so we can try and improve the clubs for everyone.
We hope you’ve all enjoyed this term and can’t wait to see you all next term!
Brother, Yousuf and the rest of both the execs
Hey everyone, hope you’ve all ben getting exited to vote for your new vice president of canoe!
Here’s what you need to know:
Time: 20:00 be on time or you might miss the chance to vote for your favourite candidate!
Date: Thursday 23/11/23
Location: A0.23 (Soc Sci) there are a few A0.23s, we are in the social science building so make sure you get the right one!
Dress code: won’t be as strict as normal elections but the dress code is formal attire
A few things of note:
Your potential future vice presidents are as follows:
And of course Pebble
If you have any questions, feel free to message me or any of the exec!
Brother and the rest of exec
Good morning all,
Now everyone’s got some sessions and socials under their belt, time to look the part! I am of course talking about Akuma merch!
For the freshers, no doubt you’ve seen returners and others around campus wearing the ‘Team Warwick’ gear representing their sport of choice. Well now you too can show off your membership to the best club in Warwick.
The order will be for the following items:
For that personal touch, The midlayer and jackets can be customized with your initials, full name and/or exec position (if you hold one), and the skinny/tracksuit bottoms with your initials only. You can have all, none, or a mix of these options. Whatever takes your fancy!
The ordering process is a little different this year, with purchasing going through the SU store. Sizing and customization options will appear once you reach the checkout.
If you are requesting customization, you will need to add the cost using the links above. For example, if you wanted to purchase a Softcore Jacket with initials and name, your checkout should look like this:
A size guide can be found here: Size guide - Akuma Sports. If you need a little extra peace of mind with sizes, the SU have examples available that you can try on.
Orders will close on the 22nd November so get your orders in. Once orders close, I’ll double check the details and send off the order. Delivery will likely be early next year (based on previous years).
More merch including hoodies and our signature red rash vests (the cool tops we wear at pool sessions) will be available later in the year, so keep an eye out for those.
Please Note: You must have a Canoe Polo Membership to order Akuma kit.
If you have any queries, feel free to get in touch with myself or any of the exec.
Canoe Polo Love,
Neil and the rest of the exec xx
It is finally time for the first skill swap of the year! To kick things off we are heading into the combat room with the Judo and BJJ club to try out Brazilian jiu jitsu; an exciting martial art and combat sport!
Don’t worry if you have never tried out BJJ or any combat sport, this will be for all abilities and a great way to try out something new!
The BJJ session will take place Friday Week 8 (24th of November) from 4pm-6pm in the combat room by Cafe Nero. And I know what you’re thinking: no ball throwing!? … Unfortunately so, it’s the price we have to pay.
But anywho, after an exhilarating session it will be time to unwind where we will have a social dinner/chill time with BJJ before they join us in the pool for our session shortly after at 8pm. Their session will be for the first hour, with a regular session for all polo members for the second hour, but I encourage as many of you to come from the start and help them out!
Those who are interested in in the skill swap will need to sign up on the website before Friday Week 8:
Any questions feel free to ask myself or any of the exec!
We are nearly half way through the first term and what better way to celebrate than to take part in the termly TRI-grid Challenge!
What is the TRI-Grid challenge?
It is a fun competition for any Warwick student/staff to participate in as teams or individually where you can get points for running, cycling or swimming!
Run 1000m = 1 point
There are various different prizes for winners but the real aim of this competition is to encourage people to get out more and be more active!
We have created a Warwick Canoe and Canoe Polo team which you can sign up through this link:
You DO NOT have to be an avid triathlete to partake, anyone is welcome and I encourage as many of you to join, even if it means you do one extra run than you normally would (it means the competition has done its job ;) )
The challenge starts on Monday 13th November and officially finishes at 11.59pm on Sunday 26th November 2023 so make sure to sign up before then!
P.S You may need the team identifier and team pin to join, if so:
team identifier: 828957
team pin: WUPJ
For more information about the competition you can see this link:
Hope to see many of you signed up, and of course if you have any questions feel free to ask :))
Hope your all doing well, if you haven’t seen already signups for our Dartmoor trip open tomorrow, (Monday 30/10/2) or today whenever you’re reading this, so if your interested sign up on our website below at 12:00 to secure a place.
The river dart is a great river and perfect for beginners or those who made it to freshers this weekend everyone’s welcome. If this is the first trip, you’re signing up for make sure you’ve already made an account on the website before 12 as places can go quick and this will save you lots of time!
Hope to see you all there!
Brother and the rest of exec!
Happy midweek mayhem!! Hope you are enjoying this week so far!
Both clubs are partaking in a brand new mentor-mentee program, where we will assign mentees (freshers and new members) to mentors (exec and returning members) to give you someone who can share their expertise and who you can get support from, whether it's kayaking related or just generally university related! This is a great way to learn more about the sport(s) and really get to know some of the other members in the club :)) .
We encourage as many of you to sign up as a mentee; this is a great way to learn more about the sport(s) and really get to know some of the other members in the club :)) .
To sign up, just fill in the form below, providing a bit of info about you and your preferences (optional), and in the following week you’ll have a mentor! This will allow us to match you up to the best person based on your interests within the clubs.
By signing up as a mentee, you are agreeing to allow us to share your contact information (the email you provide in the form) with your mentor for them to contact you
If you have any questions regarding the mentoring program feel free to ask myself or any of the exec!
Sign ups open Tuesday 17th at 12:00 This terms first taste of canoeing is on the River Usk! This will be a nice introduction to white water, perfect for returners and freshers! We will be leaving Friday evening, and getting back Sunday evening.
To go, you must have canoe membership and you must have been to one pool session. However, we recommend coming to as many as you can, as we will practise many useful skills for the river.
To sign up to the trip, you will need to go to: warwickcanoe.uk, there, create an account before the signups go live. Then in the 'trips' section under the canoe tab, you will find the upcoming fresher trip.
The signups will drop soon, this Tuesday at 12:00. Sign up quickly as the places will go fast!
The kit you'll need for the trip is just dry clothes for two days, a towel, wet clothes and river shoes (shoes you don't mind going in the river)! With wet clothes, we recommend several layers; but we will provide wet suits as well the canoes, helmets, cags, etcetera.
We hope to see you there!!!