Week 5 Social

Posted 6y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Tom

Sup paddler!

This weeks social on Thursday is the traditional "Kit and Cocktails". We will be heading to the Leamington Boat Centre for 19:30, a great place to pick up pieces of kit or add to your Christmas wish list. Following this we will be heading to 2 Gem Place for Cocktails from 20:00 onwards.

The Cost will be £5 for cocktails or £2 for mocktails and it will be an open bar with what we have Please sign up on the website and pay either Lara or me before Thursday.

Sign ups for this event:


Lara will be getting the bus from campus with fresher's to the boat centre. Meeting at the campus bus stop at 19:00.

Hope to see you all there!
Tom and Lara

P.S. A reminder for the rest of the socials this term:
Week 5- Kit and Cocktails (thursday)
Week 6- Fireworks (thursday)
Week 7- Polo Captains Social (thursday)
Week 8- Skooldayz (saturday-get your even ticket now!)
Week 9- POP (wednesday- get your "circling and event" ticket now!)
Week 10- Christmas Meal (thursday)

Rules Talk and Refs Course

Posted 6y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Josh

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Do you like being in control?
Want a shiny new whistle and some coloured pieces of plastic?
Want to learn rules from some of the UK's top refs?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a refs course is for you! Next Saturday, 4th November, we will be hosting one just for you (and Cherwell Canoe Club) on campus!

This is a great opportunity to get an understanding of the rules past the basics and also gain a qualification for your troubles. At the end of the day you can sit a paper hopefully making you a qualified referee  (of sorts).

The course will run from 9.30 til 4.30 in A0.23 (social sciences) and will cost £12.50, or £20.00 with a shiny set of whistles and 1cards, and your very own rulebook!

If you want to come along, please sign up here:


Tyne Tour!

Posted 6y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Ivan

If you missed out on Freshers’ Trip last weekend, fear not! Tyne Tour is almost upon us!

From 3rd-5th of November we will be heading up North for a weekend of paddling, camping, fireworks, Ceilidhing and socialising. Tyne Tour is one of our best trips of the year and involves kayaking clubs from all over the country congregating to paddle and partaaaaaay!

Signups will go live on the trips page of the website ( at midday this Thursday (26th October). This is one of our most popular trips of the year so get in there quickly. The trip is suitable for anyone that has been to at least one pool session (although more is recommended).

The trip will cost £38 for the weekend and that includes all the kit, transport and the ticket price for the event so it really is a bargain!

If you don't yet have an account on the website you'll need to make one before you sign up for the trip.

See you at Liam’s for Halloween on Thursday!


Paddling Love,

Elsa and The Canoe Exec <3 <3 <3

Sessions update

Posted 6y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Ben Ayre

***Long post incoming***

For people who can’t (be bothered to) read:
Ball throwing Wednesdays 8-9am in Westwood games hall followed by an Xananas breakfast.
Team Training, Wednesday afternoons followed by a trip to the pub.
Friday sessions will now be invite only.

Want to work on your ball handling? Want to be a catch on the pitch? Come to Westwood Games Hall 8-9 on Wednesday mornings to learn how to throw and catch properly (the main reason to come is cheap breakfast in Xananas afterwards. All you need is Standard Membership which you should all already have.

Leam training is a great opportunity to spend more time on the water improving your fitness and ball skills. We’ll work on paddling technique, tactics and getting used to outdoors playing ready for BUCS. Then we’ll undo all our hard work by going to the pub for dinner… The only cost for this is possibly a return bus ticket (£3.90) but there should be some lifts in cars.

Friday sessions (yes freshers we’ve just kept these hidden until now) will be invite only to develop our As and ladies team. If you turn up without an invite you will NOT be allowed on the water. If you’re not being invited and feel like you should be, please do come and talk to me or Josh Charlwood and we can tell you where you need to be improving.


Posted 6y 6mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lara
The Week 3 Social is Pop!
We will be circling in the Copper Rooms this Wednesday. Be sat down with your Purple by 19:30!
If you need a ticket, please talk to a member of the exec and we'll see what we can do :)
The theme is Ancient History.
See you there!
Lara and Tom
PS - for those of you looking forward to this Wednesday's pool session, it's been cancelled

Nene & Freshers Trip

Posted 6y 6mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Hadyn

Sign ups are now open for our first trips of the term. 

These are Nene taking place on Wednesday 18th October from 12 - 5pm and will cost £12. 
Freshers Trip to North Wales which will be on the weekend of week 3 Friday 20th October 4pm to Sunday 22nd October 8pm. This will cost £40 for the weekend, you just need to bring yourself, cloths and food. 
You can sign up on the trip section of our website here: 
You need to have an account on our website to do this, instruction for setting one up can be found here:
Also a reminder you will need to have purchased canoe membership and attended at least one pool session before attending any trip. 
Tonight is our 3 legged bar craw down leamington parade. We will be meeting in the Duke in Leamington at 7:30pm or at the main campus bus stop at 7:00pm, just look out for people in canoe (polo) hoodies. 
Finally both Canoe and Canoe Polo have one final taster session both this Saturday 14th October 12:00 - 13:00 for Canoe and 19:00 - 20:30 for Canoe Polo. 

Week 2 Social!

Posted 6y 6mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lara

Sup Paddlers! ├░┼©ÔÇ║┬Â

As some of you may know by now, this week's social is the Three-Legged Bar Crawl!

Meet us this Thursday at the Duke at 19:30, where you'll be paired up with someone else and duct-taped to them, so you can struggle to stay upright even more than a usual bar crawl!

For anyone on or around campus, Tom will be running a bus shuttle once again at 19:00. Look out for the Canoe hoodie if you're not sure.

It's a fantastic opportunity for members of the club, new and old, to get to know each other, and for people new to Leam to get to know our usual watering holes.

See you soon!

Lara and Tom

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Pre Term Info Dump

Posted 6y 6mth 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 6y 5mth 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:
    • 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.
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.
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 6y 9mth 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.