Posted 4y 1mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Liam

Sup paddlers

It’s that time of year again, the ice is reluctantly beginning to melt and it looks like winter might end at some point.

This can only mean one thing: Scotland Tour!!!!!!!!

In our brave and bold expedition North of the border we will seek to once again conquer the highlands: shredding gnar, climbing mountains, driving for hours and of course faffing.

We will bodly be embarking on our journey on Sunday 17th March (the weekend after term ends) and returning on Tuesday 26th March. The first half will take place in the Cairngorms at Nethy station bunkhouse followed by a move to the Great Glen Hostel in the Fort William area.

Best of all, the whole week is available for only £260 which includes transport, fuel, accomodation, group meal, kit borrowing, prizes, sharpie ink and (of course) a beautiful, hand-designed Scotland tour t-shirt.

We have just two simple requirements for you to join us: Firstly, that you have joined us on a whitewater trip before and secondly, that you sign up.

Signups will go live at precisely 19:55 next Monday week 6 (the 11th Feb in real dates) on To celebrate the occasion, feel free to join us at the Duck before the pool session to experience the joy of frantically refreshing the trips page. Either way, make sure you have your phones and laptops at the ready because spaces will fill up.

And if you’re not excited already, look out for our ‘reasons to go on Scotland tour’ on the facebook page, everyday before signups.

Paddling love,

Alice and the Canoe exec


Posted 4y 1mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Hannah


If you hadn’t heard, last year Canoe and Canoe Polo raised over £1,100 for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind with our first ever Paddleathon! What is a paddleathon you ask? Well we set up ergos (like rowing machines but for kayaking) and for 24 hours on the piazza, we make sure someone is paddling AT ALL TIMES.

So due to its crazy success, we are doing this AGAIN later this term (date TBC)! More details will follow about how to take part, but for now we need to decide on a charity.

The following is a shortlist the exec have come up with, so please read about them and vote in the facebook poll.

:: PAPYRUS - ::

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
Their aim is to reduce the number of young people who decide to take their own lives through measures such as providing help and support to vulnerable young people and education about how to spot someone who is considering suicide.
There is a brand new branch of Papyrus based in the West Midlands which Warwick SU has been working with closely this year. If we fundraise for PAPYRUS we could have an end goal of raising enough funds to get a certain group of people trained in ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills training).


The aim of the Trussell Trust is to end hunger and poverty in the UK. They support a nationwide network of over 1,200 food banks to provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to tackle the cause of poverty and end the need for food banks in the UK.
One of the foodbanks that Trussell Trust supports is the coventry foodbank which has 17 different centres across coventry.

:: COVENTRY CGL (change grow live) - ::

Change grow live is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service that provides help and support to adults, children, young people and families. They believe that everyone has the right to lead the best life they can. Their accessible services empower people to improve their health and wellbeing and achieve positive and life-affirming goals.
CGL Coventry offers treatment and recovery I services in a range of local community settings: Their recovery teams are based across the city and include doctors, recovery coordinators, nurses, recovery champions, peer mentors and volunteers.

This poll will close in 2 days time, let us know who you want to support this year!

Paddling love,
Rowan and the Canoe and Canoe Polo execs

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Posted 4y 2mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Hannah

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Sup paddlers,


The next weekend whitewater trip is only 2 weeks away! On the 8th-10th Feb (end of week 5) we will head to the Lake district to paddle (shred) the river Leven and Kent. Here’s a video of last year’s trip to get you in the mood:


These rivers will be more challenging than those on previous trips, making this weekend good prep for Scotland (hype!). We recommend a few pool sessions to get some practice beforehand and dial in that roll.


Signups will go up at noon this Wednesday. If you are unsure whether this trip is for you, chat to (maybe at a pool session hint hint) or message any of the exec.


Finally, make sure you don’t forget this week’s bowling social which you can signup for at:


Paddling love,

Hannah and the Canoe exec

WWR hype

Posted 4y 2mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jonathan

Hey all!

Feeling fast? On the weekend of week 7 (Feb 21st-23rd) we will be sending a team of 12 to compete at BUCS Wild Water (whitewater) Racing on the river Washburn. This is the once chance of the year to win BUCS points and represent #TeamWarwick with the Canoe club. The competition will consist of timed team and individual sprints down a 10min section of whitewater.


This trip is a heavily subsidised £12 and is a great chance to get a weekend’s paddling and represent the club against other unis. And we’re not even camping! ├░┼©┼í┬½├░┼©┼Æ┬¿├»┬©┬Å├░┼©┬ÅÔÇó├»┬©┬Å


If you like the sound of this, sign-ups will go live tomorrow (Thursday) at midday

Any questions, speak to Jonathan for more information.

Be aware, because this is BUCS you will need to be a current student to race.


See you all this evening for POP! !


Beta and the Canoe Exec


P.S. promising chance of real whitewater on the Sunday.

Photo Bar Crawl

Posted 4y 2mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Fresher Christine

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Evening all,

This Thursday it is the Photo Bar Crawl.

We will be starting off in The Antisocial (Previously called The Duke, #changeisbad) from 19:30 and will head down the Parade before finishing at Kelsey's

I will be at the bus interchange on campus from 19:00 to meet freshers.

Look forward to seeing you all then,

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F.Chris + D

Refreshers Signups Live!

Posted 4y 2mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Liam

Check it out:
Refreshers will run over the weekend of week 2 (18-20 Jan) and cost £41.

See you at Curry tonight!

Refreshers (and extra tasters)

Posted 4y 2mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Liam

Sup Paddlers!

Hope you are all ready for another year of kayaking. As usual pool sessions will get started this evening with the first two weeks being tasters! #NeverTooLate

And in that same theme we will be getting ready for the first club trip of 2019 to Dartmoor and the river Dart on our Refreshers trip. This trip is a really good opportunity to get into whitewater if you haven’t done any or to just clear out the Christmas cobwebs.

The trip will run over the weekend of 19th and 20th Jan (end of Week 2) and signups will go live this Thursday (10th) at noon Anyone is welcome to signup so there’s no reason not to! (I heard decent rain is forecast).

If that’s not reason enough to get hyped check out last year’s video

Also last chance to get your hoodies before midnight Tuesday

See you all tonight or at polo tomorrow!

Hannah and the Canoe exec

Term 2 Things!!

Posted 4y 2mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Liam

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Happy holidays paddlers,

Hope you are all having a lovely break. Fortunately, there’s only a few more weeks until you can get kayaking again!
Below is a list of all the events you can expect in term 2. You can also find these in the Canoe & Canoe Polo Calendar, which can be downloaded from, so that you never miss a thing!

Before Term
Earlybird Rashvest order #StyleYourOwn ( (Midnight 19 Dec)
POP! Tickets go on sale (Noon 3 Jan)

Curry Social (10 Jan)
Deadline to order hoodies ( (8 Jan)

Photo bar crawl (17 Jan)
Refreshers Canoe Trip (18-20 Jan)

POP! - Theme: Decades (23 Jan)

Bowling (31 Jan)

Board Games (7 Feb)
Lakes Canoe Trip (8-10 Feb)

Real Ale! (14 Feb (and 15 and 16 if you’re hardcore))
Warwick As Tournament (TBC 17 Feb)

Pub golf (21 Feb) Theme - Under the sea
WWR (22-24 Feb)

Skooldayz (2 Mar)
Warwick BLadies Tournament (TBC 3 Mar)

Week 9: POP! Theme - TBC (6 Mar)

Laserquest (13 March)
Pre-Scotland Social (15 March)
Cardiff Polo Tournament (TBC 15-17 Mar)
Scotland Canoe Trip (17-26 Mar) (Sofuckingexcited) HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


All the regular sessions as normal
Monday 20:30-22:00 Canoe
Tuesday 20:30-22:00 Polo
Wednesday 08:00-09:00 Ball throwing at Westwood Games Hall + Xananas breakfast
Wednesday 20:30-22:00 Canoe
Friday 20:30-22:00 Polo (drills/squads)
Saturday 19:30-21:30 Polo

See you in the New Year,

Festive Canolo Love,
The Canoe & Canoe Polo Execs

Hoodie - Reminder

Posted 4y 3mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jonathan

Feeling like you need another layer in the cold? Our yearly hoodies are now on sale until 8th Jan.

There’s a choice of zip or no zip and (brand new for this year) sweatshirts too!
And with multiple designs for both Canoe and Polo, including the limited edition Hannah print, it’s the Christmas present you’ve always wanted.
From the homepage select the Warwick logo and then canoe or polo.
The price underlined is the price with VAT with the one below without VAT.

Don’t forget to customise your name!

Canoe love,
Jonathan and the exec

2019 Rashies

Posted 4y 3mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Liam

Ever dreamt of wearing Warwick red at a tournament? Always wanted the polo-bear on your back? Tired of drying a t-shirt after each pool session?

Now your dreams can be reality with our 2019 rashvest order! With external stitching and your choice of initials you'll be guaranteed to look the part.

New for 2019: Women's sizes ö, we have no idea what the fit will be like on these so you might want to wait until the first ones arrive.

To get hold of your rashvest just fill in the doodle poll with your name followed by the (up to 3) initials you want printed on the sleeve. To get an idea for what size you'll want speak to anyone who's got one from last year's order. As a rough guide, the small is 38" (96.5cm) with adjacent sizes being 2" difference. Cost will be approx £20 with postage, VAT, bears etc.

If you complete the doodle you will be committed to paying when the rashvest arrives.

I will be putting in the first group of orders asap for anyone who completes the doodle before midnight on Wednesday 19 Dec and there will be another order sometime in January (I'll send out a reminder). First batch SHOULD be delivered by Feb (imagine waiting six months) Any questions, get in touch.

Festive paddling love,

Liam and all the execs

 P.S Don't forget to order your hoodies

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