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Posted 6y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lara

Sup Paddlers!

Unfortunately, there’s not going to be a social in Week 4. Instead, we’ll be hitting Skooldayz on Saturday Week 8, (17th June) so get your tickets now!

Don’t worry, we’ll remind you about it closer to the time :)

 

Social Sec Love,

Lara and Tom

Summer Internationals

Posted 6y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Josh

Hiya Everybody!

To celebrate the new website, I've made some signups to celebrate. We will be sending an A-Team to the London international and the De Paddel tournament in Belgium.

We’ve come to the decision we would like to invite about 8 more people from the rest of the club to come along and form a B-Team to accompany us. There is also a chance to form a mixed team for the welsh international. If you would like to join us, please sign up at the links below:

 

London International (29th/30th July) link

Welsh International (5th/6th August) link

De Paddle International (19th/20th August) link 

Website Update

Posted 6y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Tom Jin

Update your bookmarks! break_out_of_your_iframes(); DROP TABLE your_table; <?php && exit(); ?>

Following a short period of downtime caused by a botched database upgrade at our previous shared hosting the club's website has been moved to a virtual server and given a new shorter domain name. http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk is now https://warwickcanoe.uk, previous links will redirect shortly. https://canoepolo.club will be back up shortly.

In 10 years many execs have joined and left, boats have been purchased and broken, paddlers left behind, PHP functions depreciated and open source relational databases aquired by Oracle Coporation but the website hasn't received much more attention than a seasonal theme and a disclaimer tick box until now.

Many thanks goes to Webbo the ex11-webmonkey, who wrote this website in glorious web programming language of PHP and for hosting it for so long. With PHP7 compatability I can probably avoid rewriting the website in Rails for another few years.

Tom Jin, Ex2-webmonkey.

Elections

Posted 6y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jefff
This Thursday (May 4th), the Canoe and Canoe Polo clubs shall be hosting their annual elections. Democratic activities shall commence at 19.00 in Kelsey's, with a civilised luncheon at Satchwell's at 18.00 (RIP in peace Jug). Formal attire is required. Those wearing jeans shall be vacated from the premises.

Those who wish to nominate themselves for an executive role must prepare a song and joke in advance, which must be performed on the night.

Each club has received multiple Presidential nominees, whose manifestos can be read below.

Canoe:

Hadyn Parker
I developed a love for white water paddling since coming to Warwick and have had the best times of my 5 years at Warwick with the Canoe Club. During that time, IÔÇÖve had the opportunity to develop from a novice paddler to a river leader, attend First Aid, White Water Safety & Rescue and 3* courses. In addition, IÔÇÖve held exec positions in Canoe for the last 3 years covering Kit Sec, Vice President and Tour Sec, therefore, I am aware of how the SU/Warwick Sport works (or doesnÔÇÖt). Going into next year I want to see a greater focus on coaching across all experience levels. This would include a return to structured coaching sessions in term 1, with weekly emails detailing which technique would be the focus. Organise official club trips to HPP and Cardiff during term 2 with the intention of developing peoples moving water roll before Scotland Tour. To encourage pool attendance and skill development I want to trial a system of ÔÇÿCanoe FamilyÔÇÖ, pairing Freshers/beginners with experienced members. This would allow for a one to one mentoring system covering basic paddle strokes, rolling and freestyle. I hope you will consider me for Canoe President.┬á

Pebble
No manifesto submitted.

Canoe Polo

Joshua Charlwood
In the past two years, the Canoe and Canoe Polo clubs have provided me with pretty much all my entertainment outside of my lecture naps. One weekend I can be competing in a polo tournament, the next I can have a weekend away being terrified on a white water river. If you vote for me as president I hope that I can help to create an environment where our members can enjoy kayaking in whatever way pleases them.
 
Canoe polo has an appearance of being a rather unorthodox, even boring sport! This doesnÔÇÖt do it justice. I hope that at least within the university, the club will be able to gain a reputation of performance and be taken more seriously as a sport. I will encourage the team captains to take an active role in the coaching and development of their teams as they should have the interests of their teams at heart. This means having steady, committed captains appointed early in the year.

Hopefully, my horrific track record as an organised student wonÔÇÖt discourage you too much from voting for me. My lack of opposition might help too!

Pebble
No manifesto submitted.

BUCS Training Sessions

Posted 6y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Josh
I have had some questions about the sessions next week so I thought I'd tell you all. Tuesday evening will be a session for the A Team and the old gits team. If some people will want to get assessed for reffing at BUCS, they should come down and get some practice in with some high quality games with some good refs to give you pointers. Wednesday will be a session for the Ladies team and the B team, there is a plan for this session so please be on time and ready to go at 8.30! Unfortunately if you're not coming to BUCS, you can't come to these sessions but we're back to normal next week.

National League

Posted 7y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jefff
NATIONAL DIV 4

On 8 May we will be heading to Bristol for the last Div 4 of the season! £15 for entry + transport, bring your BCU card.  This should be a great break from pretending to revise and will be our last tournament before BUCS!

Sign up here if interested: http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/trips/trip/435/

Holiday Polo

Posted 7y 1mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Elsa
HOLIDAY POLO

The pool is booked every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm. 

Please fill this doodle: LINK so we know who to expect.

We have also booked Monday 17th April 2pm-4pm and Saturday 22nd April 7pm-9pm, which might be used for BUCS training, but this depends on who can attend, so let us know anyway! More details about these will be released nearer the time :)

Cardiff Teams

Posted 7y 1mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Josh
The Cardiff teams have been based on the BUCS teams to give everyone plenty of time playing as a team, 

A-Team:
1. Robert Howells
2. Joshua Charlwood (C)
3. Benjamin Ayre
5. Nathan Ling
6. Ivan Orlinski Pilfold
7. Matthew Barringer

B-Team:
1. Hadyn Parker (C)
2. Alexander Blades
4. William Leigh
6. Samuel Hennem
7. Sebastian Lamb-Camarena
8. Arun Jandor

C-Team:
2. Elsa Joel (C)
3. Severijn Hagemeijer
4. Freya Bull
5. Lara Hogan
6. Hannah Dell
7. Mark Hadley

BUCS Teams

Posted 7y 1mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Josh
Please find below the teams for the upcoming BUCS championships:

Men's Team (A's):
  1. Robert Howells
  2. Joshua Charlwood (C)
  3. Benjamin Ayre (VC)
  4. Charles Perera
  5. Nathan Ling
  6. Ivan Orlinski Pilfold
  7. Matthew Barringer
Ladies Team:
  1. Emma Beaney (C)
  2. Elsa Joel (VC)
  3. Charlotte Taylor
  4. Freya Bull
  5. Lara Hogan
  6. Hannah Dell
  7. Harriet Pearce
B-Team:
  1. Hadyn Parker (C)
  2. Luke Kershaw (VC)
  3. Thomas Marshall
  4. William Leigh
  5. Matthew Glover
  6. Samuel Hennem
  7. Sebastian Lamb-Camarena
  8. Arun Jandor

Elections

Posted 7y 1mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jefff
On Thursday 4th May (Week 2 Term 3), we will be holding our annual elections to decide who will be in charge of our mighty clubs next year! As this will be a highly important event, requiring impartial and critical judgment, elections will be held in Kelsey's.  Either meet at 19.00 for the main event or meet in the Jug and Jester at 18.00 for dinner.  Dress code is formal so suit up!

16 different positions are available. You can find more detailed descriptions here: http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/execpositions/
  • President (Canoe/Polo): Organise and run everything in the club.
  • Vice-President (Canoe only): Help the President organise and run everything in the club.
  • Secretary (Canoe/Polo): Take minutes, organise the President's life, order club merchandise.
  • Treasurer (Canoe/Polo): Manage the finances of the club.
  • Kit Secretary (Canoe/Polo): Maintain and purchase new kit.
  • Coaching Secretary (Canoe/Polo): Oversee the training and development of members.
  • Tour Secretary (Canoe only): Organise Scotland Tour.
  • Tournament Secretary (Polo only): Organise Warwick Tournaments and National/Regional leagues.
  • Social Secretary x2 (Joint): Organise weekly socials and post-session pub trips.
  • Media Monkey (Joint): Keep the website and social media up to date.
Not only does this look great on your CV, but you will be given a great opportunity to shape how the clubs are run.  A strong exec team is vital for the continued success of the club, and there is a huge range of different roles that need filling.  Hopefully this goes without saying, but being in the exec will involve putting in extra work beyond your degree.  You should be a committed member of the club and be willing to chip in to help everyone out in their roles - not just yours. By joining the exec you are joining a team, and if everyone works together it is a lot of fun!

If you are interested in running for a canoe position, please let Freya know (F.Bull@warwick.ac.uk). If you are interested in running for a polo position, please let Jeff know (R.J.Howells@warwick.ac.uk).  You will then need to come up with a canoe-themed song/poem/dance as well as a joke, which will both be performed on the night.  If you are running for President, you will need to submit a 200-word manifesto by the end of the Easter holidays.

Please let us know if you have any questions.