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Pre Term Info Dump

Posted 4y 7mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Josh

Hiya everybody!
With term fast approaching there’s some stuff what you probably need to know.

Now as most of you will remember, during the first 3 weeks of term, a lot of existing members don’t tend to get particularly much pool time. This is largely unavoidable with only 2 sessions a week.  Luckily this year we will be having a third evening of polo (Friday 8.30-10.00). For the first 3 weeks, these sessions will be for existing members only to come along and try to remember what may have been forgotten over summer… :P. Preferential treatment will of course be given to those who turn up to help at fresher taster sessions. From week 4, this session will become a squads session that will alternate between an open (A’s) squad and a ladies squad (more details later).

This year, the club has 3 teams entered in various leagues. The ladies will be playing in the Ladies Div 2 South (same as last year). The A’s are entered in the Regional Div 1 South East. A mixed team will play in National Div 4 Central. All tournaments will cost £15.50 which will cover transport and entry fees.

Ball throwing will be the same as last year, from 8-9am in Westwood Games Hall, starting Week 1. There will be a club breakfast afterwards at Xananas for those who are interested.

Some may also know that we are having to (again) change our rash vest supplier. This year, they’re coming from the SU’s chosen supplier so hopefully this one will last! We’ll be in touch soon about that.

Finally, if you are putting a fresher in a boat and they say they’re left handed, do them a favour and give them a right handed paddle… They’ll thank you later!

Welcome Freshers!!

Posted 4y 7mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Josh
 

Welcome to the University of Warwick Canoe and Canoe Polo Clubs!

 
 
Our pool sessions are aimed at people of all ability levels, from kayaking experts to complete beginners. All you need to bring to each session is yourself, swimming kit and a t-shirt, and we will supply the rest. At your first pool session you are required to swim 2 lengths and then do a capsize drill whilst supervised and guided by one of our experienced members.
 
 
The sessions are:
 
Canoe
    • Monday 8:30-10:00pm
    • Wednesday 8:30-10:00pm
Canoe Polo
    • Tuesday 8:30-10:00pm
    • Wednesday 8:00-9:00am - Ball throwing practice at Westwood Games Hall
    • Saturday 7:00-9:00pm
 
The first three weeks of term will be FREE taster sessions.
 
After every evening session we go to The Dirty Duck, whilst after ball throwing we frequently go for breakfast at Xananas.
 
 
Tournaments and Competitions
 
Throughout the year, the canoe polo club host and attends a range of indoor and outdoor tournaments that cater to all ability levels. Playing against other clubs and universities is a great way to improve your skills and earn some medals! The year builds up to the fantastic BUCS Canoe Polo Tournament, where university teams from across the country come together for a weekend of polo and drinking (not necessarily in that order), and of course to determine the British university champions.
 
There are squad training sessions on Friday evenings.
 
This year, the canoe club will be participating in the BUCS Wild Water Racing Championship on the River Washburn.
 
Trips
 
The canoe polo club holds trips to the River Leam most Wednesdays, where we practice drills for boat skills, ball skills, and fitness (followed by the pub of course). We will let you know when these trips are happening closer to the time.
 
Throughout the academic year, the canoe club embark on a number of whitewater trips to rivers all around the country, culminating in our annual Easter Tour to Scotland. There are currently 3 weekend trips planned for the first term.
 
In addition to club trips, members will occasionally organise their own peer-paddling trips to rivers and whitewater courses such as Cardiff International White Water. These will normally be advertised on the Facebook group.
 
Socials
 
As well as visits to the pub after sessions we also run a wide variety of socials throughout term time with some of the highlights being pub golf, Christmas meal and our big end of year party. Just in the first term, we have a three legged bar crawl, two circles at POP! and a treasure hunt!
 
 
Sign ups for trips and tournaments will be through our website so if you are interested please make an account for this website. To make an account on the website, follow this link.
 
We look forward to seeing you at a session soon!
 
 
 
Hadyn, Josh, and the rest of the Canoe and Canoe Polo Exec.

Club Survey 2016/17

Posted 4y 10mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lliw

Now that term 3 is winding down, we want to hear your thoughts about the club this past year. What was good? What could be improved on? The survey is completely anonymous, so please be honest with your feedback.

SURVEY LINK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/XcyoNCdORyqR7KfJ3

Generic Post Surf Tour Post

Posted 4y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Ivan

Thanks everyone for another fantastic Surf Tour! Special thanks to all the drivers who made it possible

There was some lost property collected, including some strides and other assorted things

If anyone has accidently taken a medium surf t shirt then could you please give it to an exec member or Tom Jin

See you all at epic party, don't forget to buy your early bird tickets before Tuesday evening. £30pp or £35 after Tuesday

Sun burnt Ivan

Pop Today!

Posted 4y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lara

POP TONIGHT!

Meet at 7 on the grass between Bluebell 1 and 2, and bring food to BBQ, and drinks :)

Just to confirm, there's no theme, so wear what you like to the last Pop! of the year.

Happy Solstice

*** SURF T SHIRTS ***

Posted 4y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Ivan

I've now sent 3 emails about payment for surf t shirts, but they keep going to spam.
Please check your spam folders.

Sorry about this

EPIC PARTY!

Posted 4y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lara

EPIC PARTY SIGN-UPS ARE NOW LIVE ON THE WEBSITE!

Alcoholic --> https://warwickcanoe.uk/site/trips/trip/450/
Non-Alcoholic --> https://warwickcanoe.uk/site/trips/trip/451/

On the 29th of June come down to Leamington Rugby Club around 1730 for a fantastic way to end the year!

What you need to bring:

Yourself
Clothes that make you feel fancy (yes this is a suit up event)

And that's it! Everything else is included in the ticket price! Food, snacks, a bouncy castle, and even an open bar!

Earlybird tickets are £30, which ends Tuesday the 27th. After that, tickets are £35. Non-alcoholic tickets are available for the low, low price of £20, contact us with any specific soft drinks you'd like. Payments must be in cash to a member of the exec (Preferably me or Ivan)

Bring your friends! All paying plus ones are welcome, university members or not, just talk to a member of the exec ├░┼©╦£┼á

Please let us know of any dietary requirements, like allergies, or vegetarianisms.

Hope to see you there!

Social Sec Love,

Lara

Saturday 17th Session Cancellation

Posted 4y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Josh

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but our session this Saturday has been stolen by the horrible swimming club who have decided to do a charity event this week!

As such we have a session on Friday (tomorrow) from half 8 til 10! Sorry about all the confusion.

 

SURF TRIP TSHIRTS

Posted 4y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Hannah

Shirts this year will cost £10.50 and are an awesome way to remember the year, as well as surf trip of course. You can buy a shirt regardless of whether you plan to come on Surf Trip itself.

There are also a few spaces left on surf tour so it’s not too late to sign up if you still haven’t.

Please comment on this facebook post with the size if you want one – we will set up a payment link once we have all the orders.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/warwickcanoe/permalink/571047363065605/

You need to tell me your order by the end of TOMORROW (Wednesday 14th) so make sure you don’t miss out!

(The sizes are: S 34/36" M 38/40" L 42/44" XL 46/48" 2XL 50/52" 3XL 54/56" - all unisex)

Kit borrowing for personal paddling trips

Posted 4y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Hadyn
We have had an issue recently with kit being stored on the balcony and blocking the fire escape doors. As a reminder guys kit should be returned to the garage at the earliest possible convenience.
 
If kit has to be stored on the balcony, for a short period of time, then please leave it behind the rope we use to section off the kayaks and never in front of the fire escape doors (Warwick Sport take this very seriously).
 
As the summer approaches more people borrow club kit for personal paddling trips. We don't charge a fee for borrowing kit on personal trips as we want to encourage everyone to kayak as much as possible, but in doing so you must fill in the kit borrowing form, in addition to asking a member of Canoe's Exec. This is so we have a written record of who took what kit were as kit has a habit of disappearing over the summer.
 
Please remember that while we don't charge for lost or broken kit on club trips we will do so for personal paddling trips our charges along with the full kit borrowing policy can be read on our website.