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.
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 poolâ”¬Ã¡form now until Sunday, so even if it breaks again it wont affect us.
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!
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!
Just to make it a little clearer, there will be NO POLO TONIGHT.â”¬Ã¡ We are not fixing boats either.
Hopefully the pool will re-open in time for our tournament on Sunday.â”¬Ã¡ Watch this space.
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 â”¬Ãº20, which is primerially to cover BCU costs, and then justâ”¬Ã¡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!
Hello my Canoe Polo Friends!
Just a quick e-mail with some food for thought.
1)â”¬Ã¡â”¬Ã¡â”¬Ã¡ I hope everyone is enjoying the training sessions on Tuesdays.â”¬Ã¡ I apologise again to people who didn't get long on the water last night.â”¬Ã¡ I will do my best to sort this out next week.â”¬Ã¡
The situationâ”¬Ã¡would really improve if people can make a real effort toâ”¬Ã¡arrive on time.â”¬Ã¡ 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!â”¬Ã¡ 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 contactâ”¬Ã¡me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2)â”¬Ã¡â”¬Ã¡â”¬Ã¡ Can everyone pleaseâ”¬Ã¡make sure they wear a t-shirt or rash vest to training in the weeks to come - it'sâ”¬Ã¡in theâ”¬Ã¡rules that you have to have something covering your arms.â”¬Ã¡ Most people do, but I saw a few bare-naked shoulders last night, and we could do with getting them covered!
3)â”¬Ã¡â”¬Ã¡ â”¬Ã¡I'm afraid this one is a bit of a moan - sorry.â”¬Ã¡ Can I make people aware that jewelery of any kind should notâ”¬Ã¡be worn when playing polo.â”¬Ã¡ This includes watches, bracelets,â”¬Ã¡ear-rings (except studs) and rings.â”¬Ã¡
Unfortunately, any type of band worn on the wristâ”¬Ã¡could also be unsafe.â”¬Ã¡ This includes friendship bracelets and charity wristbands.â”¬Ã¡ â”¬Ã¡Be aware that if you wear this kind of wristband and somebody, for example, traps a finger in it,â”¬Ã¡YOU will be held responsible.â”¬Ã¡ You have been warned!
4)â”¬Ã¡ Some of you will have noticed that the bumpers on many of the boats are in a sorry state of repair.â”¬Ã¡ I am going to do a semi-temporary fix on all of them at about 6 o'clock next Tuesday.â”¬Ã¡ 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.â”¬Ã¡
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!".â”¬Ã¡ You know you want to!
Phew!â”¬Ã¡ E-mail over!â”¬Ã¡ See you all on Tuesday.
Matt and the Polo Exec