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Social reminder

Posted 16y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Doc Brown

Me again!

Reminder: There is a Top Gun themed social in The Bar tomorrow, starting at 19:30. You know you miss all your canoeing friends having been denied of the pool sessions this week, come along!

I'll be there dressed as Goose. Fancy dress is prefered!

Graham

No Polo

Posted 16y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Matt

Just to make it a little clearer, there will be NO POLO TONIGHT.  We are not fixing boats either.

Hopefully the pool will re-open in time for our tournament on Sunday.  Watch this space.

No Canoe (week9) - also No Polo

Posted 16y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Angie
the sports centre have shut the pool as they can't get the cover off (i know...) so no canoeing tonight - sorry guys.

Canoe Saftey Test - Sat wk 9 - SIGN UP

Posted 16y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Angie

Thanks to Jenna we are running a 'Canoe Saftey Test' Course and assesssment a week on Saturday (Sat week9) at Stratford.

The course covers all aspects of rescues on flat water (which the theory of can then be applied on moving water) and will take the majority of the day. Because of this the first instalment will take place during canoeing IN THE POOL ON MONDAY.

It is a BCU course and hence will cost £20, which is primerially to cover BCU costs, and then just instructors travel expenses. It is a pre requisit to all BCU coaching qualifications.

To complete the CST you need to be 2* (or at least 2*standard) which most of you are, but if you are concerned email me. You are also going to need as much dry/warm kit as you can find as you will definietly be getting very wet!

There are just 10 places, sign is online like a normal trip. Then monday 21st in the pool and Sat 26th in the Leam.

Marvellous - more people to rescue me!

Angie

Miss President

Polo - Some General Stuff

Posted 16y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Matt

Hello my Canoe Polo Friends!

Just a quick e-mail with some food for thought.

1)    I hope everyone is enjoying the training sessions on Tuesdays.  I apologise again to people who didn't get long on the water last night.  I will do my best to sort this out next week. 

The situation would really improve if people can make a real effort to arrive on time.  Any help with getting out the kit would really be appreciated, and it means we can get on the water sooner, and play more polo!  We have the pool from 7:15, so let's use all the time we have availiable.

If anyone has any suggestions for improvements to the Tuesday sessions, don't hesitate to contact me (coach@polo.warwickcanoe.co.uk).

2)    Can everyone please make sure they wear a t-shirt or rash vest to training in the weeks to come - it's in the rules that you have to have something covering your arms.  Most people do, but I saw a few bare-naked shoulders last night, and we could do with getting them covered!

3)    I'm afraid this one is a bit of a moan - sorry.  Can I make people aware that jewelery of any kind should not be worn when playing polo.  This includes watches, bracelets, ear-rings (except studs) and rings. 

Unfortunately, any type of band worn on the wrist could also be unsafe.  This includes friendship bracelets and charity wristbands.   Be aware that if you wear this kind of wristband and somebody, for example, traps a finger in it, YOU will be held responsible.  You have been warned!

4)  Some of you will have noticed that the bumpers on many of the boats are in a sorry state of repair.  I am going to do a semi-temporary fix on all of them at about 6 o'clock next Tuesday.  If anyone wants to lend a hand, I'll be on the balcony in the Sports Centre, and would be very grateful of the help. 

In the words of the great Mrs Doyle, "Ahh, go on go on go on go on go on go on go on go on!".  You know you want to!

Phew!  E-mail over!  See you all on Tuesday.

Matt and the Polo Exec

exec@warwickcanoe.co.uk

Coaching time on a thursday

Posted 16y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Chris

Dear all,

Wonder if this'll get to you all,

coaching this thursday 3-4 will be high brace support strokes, sculling draw and turns on the move, these are 2 star skills that we may not have covered before so should be good for those of you that want to get your 2 star in the new year - watch this space!

scarf

Gear Shopping

Posted 16y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Angie

Last one from me - sorry people!

We are running a gear shopping trip to Go Outdoors in Coventry this Thursday. Sorry it's a bit short notice but we realised we'd run out of days!

Go Outdoors stocks all kinds of Camping and Outdoor kit, plus Matt from Canoe Kayak Trader stocks them with water sports kit. Matt will be there with extra kit on thursday to help us out.

As a member of the club they'll also be a discount (what is it prob depends on what gear you want).

Then after ward we're going next door (ish) to the FarmHouse Pub for a pint and some food if anyone wants.

We'll be leaving from 'the bar' at 5.45 as Go shuts at 8pm, se meet from 5.30 onwards. We'll try to get people there in cars (bring a pound for your driver - cheaper than the bus and everyone ends up happy) but if we run out of cars we'll bus it.

See you at 5.30 Thurs in the bar.

Angie

Miss president.

Union Emails

Posted 16y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Angie

Union Email System is cocked up again - to read emails from canoe go to www.warwicksport.warwick.ac.uk, log in and choose Message Centre and then Mailbox, where you'll find all the emails clubs have tried to send you this week since it decided it would be fun to cause havoc once again!

Croyde

Posted 16y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Angie

Morning All.

I really hate to say this but we will NOT be going to Croyde Surfing this weekend. Simply because however much i begged, pleaded and otherwise sold my soul i can't get us 2 drivers.

This trip has hence been postponed to next term, along with a North Wales Trip, a South Wales Trip and a Dart trip.

However i can now offer you the chance to complete you canoe Saftey Test in the comfort of leamington itself Saturaday week 9 (read my next email) and a chance for a bit of gear shopping in 'Go Outdoors' on Thursday (the email after that!)

I know it's no trade off, and i am genuinely sorry.

Angie

Miss President

'Canoe Saftey Test'

Posted 16y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Angie

Hullo.

Thanks to Jenna we are running a 'Canoe Saftey Test' Course and assesssment a week on Saturday in the Leam.

The course covers all aspects of rescues on flat water (which the theory of can then be applied on moving water) and will take the majority of the day. Because of this the first instalment will take place during canoeing IN THE POOL ON MONDAY.

It is a BCU course and hence will cost £20, which is primerially to cover BCU costs, and then just instructors travel expenses. It is a pre requisit to all BCU coaching qualifications.

To complete the CST you need to be 2* (or at least 2*standard) which most of you are, but if you are concerned email me. You are also going to need as much dry/warm kit as you can find as you will definietly be getting very wet!

There are just 10 places, sign is online like a normal trip. Then monday 21st in the pool and Sat 26th in the Leam.

Marvellous - more people to rescue me!

Angie

Miss President