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BUCS Ref Course

Posted 7y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jefff
BUCS Ref Course

Calling all poloers! On Friday 15 April BUCS will be hosting a polo ref theory course. This is really useful if you want to become a qualified ref (duh) and will help you have a better understanding of the rules and how to avoid those pesky green cards!  It is very important that we get some more refs qualified as most of ours are graduating at the end of the year! 

The course will cost you £10. This covers the course as well as your very own rule book and whistle and other cool junk.

We will be leaving from campus Friday morning and will join the rest of the Warwick BUCS folk after the course.

Interested? Sign up here: http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/trips/trip/381/  You have until Sunday evening to sign up and we will allocate places on a first come first served basis depending on the number of cars we can get. Please let me know if you can help drive people up!

PS: if you are not in a team but want to go to BUCS for spectating/partying please message Jennie ASAP!

Warwick B's and Ladie's Tournament 13/03/16

Posted 7y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jold Git

Yolo Polo!
Warwick are hosting our termly b's and ladies tournament at the pool on

Sunday the 13th March from 12-7pm grin emoticon

Come along and support our university and hopefully we can win some hard earned medals!!! smile emoticon 
If you believe you should be playing, inundate your captain with emails/fb message/carrier pigeon scrolls to clarify!
Everyone else, bring pompoms and a smile smile emoticon 

Yours in polo,
Jamie
Tournament Sec
Warwick University Canoe Polo

Election Results

Posted 7y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Hadyn

Voting is now closed. All votes have been counted and independently verified.

A massive congratulations to our new exec for 2016/17.

Canoe

President ÔÇô Freya Bull

Vice President ÔÇô Tom (Jinners) Jin

Secretary ÔÇô Matt Barringer

Treasurer ÔÇô Ollie Tarrant

Kit Secretary ÔÇô Patrick (Paddy) Wiltshire

Coaching Secretary ÔÇô Sam (Deema) Mozayen

Tour Secretary ÔÇô Hadyn Luke Parker

Social Sec's ÔÇô Charlotte Taylor & Patrick Doherty

Media Monkey ÔÇô Elise Martin


Canoe Polo

President ÔÇô Robert (Jeff) Howells

Secretary ÔÇô Elsa Joel

Treasurer ÔÇô Arun Jandor

Kit Secretary's ÔÇô Luke Kershaw and Ben Ayre

Coaching Secretary ÔÇô Josh Charlwood

Tournament Secretary ÔÇô Nathan Ling

Social Sec's ÔÇô Charlotte Taylor and Patrick Doherty

Media Monkey ÔÇô Elise Martin


As always if you have any grievances with the outcome of this years election please any complaints to crymeafuckingriver@warwickcanoe.com


Term 2 Kit Trip

Posted 7y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Hadyn

*Leam Boat Centre Kit Trip*


We will be having another kit trip to the Leam Boat Centre next Wednesday week 9 (9th March). This is a perfect opportunity for anyone going on Scotland Tour or to the Cardiff Tournament to buy some last minute thermals, cags or strides. I can't emphasis enough how much more enjoyable the week will be if your warm. 


We will be leaving campus after lectures have finished at 1pm so there will be plenty of time for shopping before the inevitable Leam Training and Pop.


Don't forget your Skool Dayz ticket this Saturday, Pop week 9 circling ticket and there are places for Scotland and White Water Safety and Rescue (WWSR) course.

Polo Leam Trip (week 22)

Posted 7y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Stockton
Polo Leam Trip (week 22)

Usual stuff, we're Training in the Leam on Wednesday.
Among other things, we'll be focusing on possession.  

Sign ups are open: http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/trips/trip/380/

When- 1.00pm Wednesday 2nd March 

Where- Meet at the sports centre

Why?- Work Hard = Play Hard


Kit list
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Water shoes (flipflops, crocs etc)
  • Coat
  • Thermal layers if you have them
The trip will cost you £3.70 (return bus ticket to Leam)
Also we'll be charging £2 each for the van hire. 

As well as the normal help loading then van up before we leave it would be great to have help unloading the van after it has returned to campus.
Where possible please make yourself available to help unload the van after trips.  

Election Manifestos

Posted 7y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Sam

The battle lines have been drawn and the hats have been thrown into the ring! Please find below the manifestos of your three presidential candidates:

Freya Bull:┬áTo borrow from Harry Potter, ÔÇ£Every headmaster and headmistress of Hogwarts has brought something new [ÔǪ] for without progress there will be stagnation and decay. There again, progress for progress's sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering. [ÔǪ] Let us move forward, then, into a new era of openness, effectiveness and accountability [ÔǪ]ÔÇØ

In all seriousness, IÔÇÖve really loved my time in the club so far, and I hope that if I became President I would be able to give something back to the club. I would work with the rest of the exec to continue to build on the good work of previous exec, and to keep the club the friendly welcoming place it currently is. In particular I would focus on boosting membership even further, and developing the skills of all our members (through coached pool sessions and arranging courses). Having been on the exec already this year, I feel like I already know much of what is necessary as part of the exec, allowing me to focus on improving the club and making it even better than it already is.

Ollie Tarrant:┬áIn the last couple of years I have had some of my best uni experiences within canoe club. I have always been actively involved within the club both on and off the water. Through my role as coaching secretary in Canoe and Treasurer on Canoe Polo I have developed a strong understanding of how the club runs and am experienced in organizing many aspects of the club whether itÔÇÖs for finance, booking transport, coaching courses or even organizing a whole trip. I would like to help ensure that the club continues to run smoothly over the next year, and encourage another enthusiastic generation of fresherÔÇÖs to join the club. If elected I plan to find a better option for the week 2 trip, rather than leam trip, that would better prepare people for fresherÔÇÖs trip. IÔÇÖm looking forward to another great year of awesome paddling, socials, pool sessions and more and I hope this is an experience I can ensure you all get to enjoy!

Sam Hennem:┬áIÔÇÖm a better paddler than I have ever been thanks to this club, and now I hope to repay my debt by guiding it through the next year as president. I wonÔÇÖt shake the budgie cage too much, as I think Sam and Gabs have run the club just right since I have been here, so will be following in their footsteps. Some things that I will change however:

  • BUCS Wild Water: We have several vastly talented white water paddlers, who could get canoe a few BUCS points, and with Warwick Uni, BUCS points = more funding!
  • New Term 2 trip: Since slalom died thereÔÇÖs a big gap in term 2 between trips, the perfect place to slot in a trip to the Yorkshire Dales! Or indeed somewhere more fun.
  • Top quality freshers fair stand: You can hardly breathe for GoPros in this club, at the freshers fair we would look fantastic showing off our vast amount of canoe footage, bringing in the freshers, who can keep the club alive for the next few years.
  • All curry socials to be at King BabaÔÇÖs, AliÔÇÖs Golden Valley is to be blacklisted.

We have a framework of brilliant pool sessions, coaching, trips and socials to grow the club to be bigger and better than ever.

Polo Core Training (week 21)

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Stockton
Polo Core Training (week 21)
Do you enjoy wallowing in your own sweat whilst a satanic women tells you to lift your knees higher?
If so, Core Training is for you!
Don't worry, the grueling experience is followed by a relaxing sauna session :)

It would be great to see some new faces there this week. 

When- 3.30pm Friday 26th February 

Where- Meet at the sports centre in you gym kit (or get there early and get changed)

Why?- Work Hard = Play Hard

Timings
We'll be starting at 3.30 sharp.
  1. 30min Ball Throwing
  2. 30min Interval Training
  3. 30min Core Training
  4. 30min Swimming
  5. 15min Sauna
Kit list
  • Trainers
  • Shorts/trackies
  • T-shirt
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water 
You can buy tickets on line or at the Sports Centre reception (ask for Metafit/Core on Friday) 
Tickets are £3.50.
It's fine if you cannot attend the whole session, the most important part is the Interval and Core Training from 4.00-5.00, try and make that part if nothing else.

WWSR course

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Ollie
WWSR
Hi all. Do you want to learn some important safety and rescue skills for white water, or just fancy spending a weekend in Wales? If so then you should definitely be considering signing up to the White water safety and rescue course on the 12/13th March. (end of week 9). The course consists of a weekend of learning vital skills to ensure the safety of the club on future trips. The location will be in north Wales using a part of the river Tryweryn. Unfortunately there are only 6 spaces so sign up quick to avoid disappointment. The cost of the course will likely be around £60-80 depending on accommodation and how much we are able to subsidise the course. I know this is quite a lot but it is a very worthwhile course and is not to be missed smile emoticon Sign ups will go live at 4:30 tomorrow!

Polo Leam Trip (week 21)

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Stockton
Polo Leam Trip (week 21)

The van is book and will arrive on time (fingers crossed) for this weeks Leam Trip, now that you're in your provisional BUCS teams it would be good to start to see you attending additional training together.

Sign ups are open: http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/trips/trip/378/

When- 1.00pm Wednesday 24th February 

Where- Meet at the sports centre

Why?- Work Hard = Play Hard


Kit list
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Water shoes (flipflops, crocs etc)
  • Coat
  • Thermal layers if you have them
The trip will cost you £3.70 (return bus ticket to Leam)
Also we'll be charging £2 each for the van hire. 

As well as the normal help loading then van up before we leave it would be great to have help unloading the van after it has returned to campus.
Where possible please make yourself available to help unload the van after trips.  

Big Team Curry

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Stockton
Big Team Curry
Calling everyone from the A's, B's, C's and Ladies!
(and everyone who's ever sat in a canoe)

To celebrate the forming of our teams and Mark Hadley's 30th Birthday (Congratulations Mark),we're going out for a club curry this coming Thursday at King Baba'z.

When- 7.30pm Thursday 27th February 

Where- King Baba CV31 3AE (Opposite TJ's in Leamington)

Why?- Why Not!

Could you please sign up ASAP to give us an idea of numbers for the table booking:
http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/trips/trip/377/

I hear that King Baba'z use a standard waiter service opposed to the 'proprietor shouting the menu out, one dish at a time, and asking for a show of hands' method which we're used to. 
As usual it's bring you own booze, the Coop down the road is usual a good place to pick up some cans.

If you're coming from campus, meet up at the bus stop around 6.45, get off at the Church opposite Robbins Well, walk towards Kelsey's, King Baba'z will be on your left opposite TJ's. If go under the railway bridge, you've gone too far. 
If you're coming from Leam I trust you can find the Curry house