Holiday Polo

Posted 17y 3mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Andy
Hi all,

Quick reminder for anyone still around over the Christmas holiday, Polo is still happening:
  • Tuesday 6th December
  • Wednesday 14th December
  • Wednesday 21st December
All 8.00 to 9.30

Have a great holiday, see you all next year!


'Tis the season to be jolly (hungry)

Posted 17y 3mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Andy

Hello again. To confirm:

Christmas meal is all sorted. Those who are coming, we are meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) at 18:00 in The Bar after which we'll catch a bus to Hearsall Common, then walk to the Farmhouse for 19:00 where we'll eat lots. If you asked for a steak, they'll want to know how you want it done when you get there. If you haven't told me your menu choices then tell them when we get there as well.

We're going smart on this one, oh yes, that's right, I'm going to wear smart clothes. I think the odd person might wear a tux, but I don't have one, so there's no need to be that smart! I was thinking shirt, tie, trousers, shoes kind of smart if anyone was still confused. And for the ladies, I don't know, I'm sure you'll work it out.



Posted 17y 4mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jon

The pool cover has been FIXED!

I have just been told by the sports centre staff that the pool cover has been successfully removed and we will be able to use the pool on Sunday!

They have also assured me that the cover will be staying off the pool form now until Sunday, so even if it breaks again it wont affect us.

Tournament Reminder

Posted 17y 4mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jon

Warwick Tournament: 10.00 to 18.00 in the campus pool.

A team, Ladies and B team all playing.

Anyone who is not playing for A team or Ladies, come along and play for the B team!


Posted 17y 4mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Chris

Social reminder

Posted 17y 4mth 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!


No Polo

Posted 17y 4mth 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 17y 4mth 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 17y 4mth 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!


Miss President

Polo - Some General Stuff

Posted 17y 4mth 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 (

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