Posted 14y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Matt

In case you are unaware, we need to elect a new Canoe Polo President for the start of the 07-08 year.  Frodo will not be with us, at least for the first term, so we need to find a willing, able replacement.... and before the start of term so he/she can organise fresher recruitment!

As there are still not many people around at Warwick, and to ensure that everyone has a chance to vote, we are proposing an e-mail vote as well as being able to vote in person if you are around.  Just as in normal club elections, the vote will be confidential, so no-one will find out who has voted for who.

The vote will take place as follows.  If you do not read this carefully and follow the instructions, your vote might be missed.

1)  Anyone wanting to stand for Canoe Polo President must let me know by e-mailing me ( before 7.00 pm next Wednesday 26th September.  You should include a short speech or manifesto.  I will post a list of candidates on the website, and by e-mail to all club members shortly after then.  This will include the speeches/manifestos of anyone wanting to stand.  It is important that I receive your manifesto by then, if you wish to stand.

2)  After holiday-polo at about 10.00 pm on the same day, any candidates who wish to and are able to attend, may present their small speech to everyone present at polo that evening (most likely in The Graduate or The Bar).  Candidates may have someone speak on their behalf if they are unable to attend themselves.  I am willing to do this for anyone provided they give me sufficient notice.  Members who cannot attend will have recieved written versions of the speeches within the e-mail confirming the candidates.  None of this is any different in principle to what normally happens at the elections dinner.

3)  Once all candidates have a had a chance to say what they would like to say, voting will open at 10.00 pm on Wednesday 26th September.  Members present at polo will be able to cast their vote in person, there and then.  Club members unable to attend polo on Wednesday will cast their votes by e-mailing me at with the name of the candidate they wish to elect and nothing else (please!).  You can't vote more than once!!

4)  Voting ends at 10.00 pm the following day (Thursday 27th September).  The votes will then be counted, and the result posted on the club website and e-mailed to all members as soon as possible afterwards.  To ensure no foul play, I will forward the vote e-mails to a third party to be checked.

I hope that is all fairly clear.  If anyone has any questions, please e-mail me and I will answer them.

The Salient points...

7.00 pm Weds 26th Sept -  Candidates must declare that they want to stand before this date/time.
10.00 pm Weds 26th Sept - Speeches made, members present may vote in person.  Members not present may vote by e-mail (
10.00 pm Thurs 27th Sept  -  E-mail voting ends.  Results published soon afterwards.

If you would like to stand for president of Canoe Polo, please e-mail me before 7.00 pm on Wednesday 26th September.

Your votes are important - if you can't attend, please vote by e-mail!!

(Pseudo-Returning Officer)


Posted 14y 1mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Frodo

Howdie all,

Hope you're well and enjoying summer, etc etc etc.

A change in personal circumstance has unfortunately caused me to have to withdraw from the Canoe Polo Exec.

This is because of changes to my PhD plans; it may well be that I will return to Warwick in January, though that is not definite. What is definite, however, is that I will not be there for the autumn term.

So, seeing as I wont officially be a university member, I'm not allowed to be a member of a sports club, let alone on an exec. Therefore a new president is needed, and an Emergency General Meeting will be called before the autumn term begins. (It has to be a physical gathering of members, so no internet voting or anything like that!)

This EGM will likely be held in the last week of the holiday, in order that I can arrange to handover properly before the shenanigans of week 1, with Freshers Fayre / Sports Council / new intake. Doing it before then is not really an option because a certain percentage of members have to be present, and with people away from Uni that will be difficult. Hopefully in the last week before term starts, enough people will be back!

Ruth, being secretary, is going to take over for the rest of the summer (Thanks!) but does not want to stand for president for the whole of the year. Therefore please have a think about whether or not you wish to stand. A reminder email will go out nearer the time, and anyone wishing to say they want to run for the position can let the Exec know then.

My warwick email address will be withdrawn this week, so if you have any questions about what it involves please use

jamesbonell (AT)

or get my number from someone who has it

Cheers, and good luck


Raft racing fun!!!

Posted 14y 3mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Madi

Hello Guys and Girlies!!!

There seems to be spaces for raft racing on Friday, so if anyone is interested in a super cool fun amazing day out then post here for a once in a life time opportunity! We are all meeting at LEAM BOAT CENTER, at 10:15 am. For campus dwellers and Cov commuters I will be getting the 9:30 bus from campus, feel free to join me!!!

We will be making rafts and then racing them down the river,┬áso please bring suitable kit, aka wet stuff and a dry change of kit,┬áI havenÔÇÖt checked the weather forecast, but as it is June and sunny outside my window currently┬áI am assuming that tomorrow it will be a lovely summer day! (I accept no responsibility for wet horrible weather.)

There will also be a barbeque after the racing is done so you will also need to bring with you meat and drink (vegetarians can bring some alternative, I suppose) and we will need a few barbeques. 

I don't know exactly what time we will be finished I reckon it will depend on the weather and whether we manage to raft all the way to France or not.

This fantastic day out will set you back £5, which you will need to bring with you!!!

Hopefully see you all there!!!

Holiday Polo

Posted 14y 3mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Frodo

Will be on WEDNESDAYS 8.00 - 9.30,


                  for the first week

which will be TUESDAY 8.00 - 9.30

So, 3rd July, then 11th, 18, 25th etc

This has been booked for the whole holiday.



Posted 14y 3mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Chris

As mentioned, It would be a nice idea, if those that are free to head to Varsity Thursday lunch time (12.30ish to 2.30ish) for something to eat and drink.

I am sure you would agree, a sweet end to a good year.

See you there, I am also planning on heading to the pool afterwards I think, (Angie has her boat!) and having my own swimming session in OUR half of the pool.

Best Wishes for the summer if you can't make it,


Smurf Score!!!

Posted 14y 3mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Woodie
I know you will all be recovering from the surf trip but if you fancy a bit of a drinking session at the last score of the year. not sure of any times so have a look at the website tomoro for more details...

sports fed & piazza drinking

Posted 14y 3mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Woodie

Just a quick note to say that pre sports fed drinking is happening on the piazza from 5:45 today.  If its raining then to the bar it shall be. 

so come along even if you dont have a ticket and hopefully we will enjoy nice weather and good company.

your ever clinging to power ex-social sec,


Change of time for surf trip meeting

Posted 14y 3mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Fingers

Due to a lack of busses from Leamington at an appropriate hour (and due to popular demand), we will now be meeting at:

9:30am, Westwood Garage.

i.e. if you are coming from Leam, be on the bus that arrives at 9:30 please.

For those of you going by club transport, see you then.

Nene Boater X

Posted 14y 4mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Chris

Dear all,


IÔÇÖve had this fantastic idea!!


As my last action as an exec of Warwick Canoe I want to hold a small BOATER X while we have Nene on Firday.


While everyone is playing or having some top notch coaching during the first hour or so, I will be setting 4 courses:


  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Inflatable


The event will therefore be open to everyone and you will need to be bring some sort inflatable craft (body boards & air beds included).┬á If you donÔÇÖt have one, you may feel the need to make, beg or buy one.


There will be prizes for the winners and losers and will be generally a lot of fun!


If you are not signed up for the Nene trip, there is still time and places so if you are feel from about 12.30pm till around 8ish (including bar time) then grab your gear and let go boating.


Any questions give me a call.



Saturday Piazza drinks then............

Posted 14y 4mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: White Ninja
OK social Saturday night Piazza start time 7.30 all welcome if you have finished or if you havent! Just pop by for a drink an ice cream or whatever you feel the need for, coffee in my case!
hopefully see you all there
TV and his social sec minions (will come back to haunt me next email)