News


Ball Throwing Practice

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jold Git
Hi all, Informing you of a club Ball Throwing practice and training session next wednesday 28th of January at 8am-9am in the Westwood Games Hall http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/sport/facilities/westwood/games-hall/ This may sound silly but ball throwing is an essential skill in canoe polo and we all need to practice it. The session will mainly consist of groups of two people passing to hand, varing the distance, the angle, which hand you use, short and hard, lob passes, side by side, forwards and backwards, from behind etc. We will also do circle based drills, multiball reaction training and a few other drills/games. There are many subtleties involved with throwing the ball. Remember to throw with your wrist, elbow, shoulder and trunk rotation. Try and catch with one hand and release in the same motion. Remember to take the speed off the ball by reaching out for it and then bringing it back. Copy someone who you think throws really well with a similar build to you. During games, think about where someone needs to receive it and at what speed, also try to match the pass with their capabilities; level of concentration, alertness and skill level. Open to everyone, of course :) , It'd be especially really good to see all those who are already in Warwick Teams in attendance :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ3tqIukBKg cya there on Wednsday 28th at 8am in the Westwood Games Hall, I might even be tempted by a library cafe breakfast afterwards... bring your student id to get into the hall :) The Coaching Secretary, Jamie Anderson

Pop and pool session cancellation

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lauren

Hey guys,

Just a subtle reminder to buy circling tickets for POP this Wednesday. The theme is Storybook characters so I hope to see some great outfits (Ive already bought my face paint!!) There are still circling tickets available if you haven't had a chance to get one yet.

Because of POP there will be no pool session this wednesday (21st January).

Lots of Social Sec love,

Lauren and Jamie x

Canoe Trip to the Lake District!

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Gabs

Yoooo,

The next white water kayaking trip this term is to the Lake District! ItÔÇÖs going to be happening on the weekend of week 5 (6th-8th/2/2015). We will be meeting at the sports centre car park at 4 p.m. on the Friday.

To be eligible to go on this trip you must have come to at least 3 canoe pool sessions (but preferably more)!

The cost of the trip will be ┬ú37. We will be staying in a (very nice) town hall so you will need a sleeping bag AND a roll mat/thermarest/air bed. If you donÔÇÖt have these items then let one of the exec know ASAP as we should be able to find something for you.

When on the river you will also need some shoes. Old trainers work perfectly!

Signups will open on Tuesday the 20th (i.e. Tuesday week 3) at 6 p.m. and will close on Friday the 23rd at 6 pm. Places are slightly more limited on this trip compared to some of the others so make sure you sign up quickly, and donÔÇÖt forget to do it; set a reminder on your phone, write it on your hand, or write it on the inside of your eye lids!

You will be able to sign up on the canoe website here: http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/trips/trip/333/

Once the sign up closes we will send a confirmation email to each lucky paddler that signed up soonest to confirm their place on the trip. If you get a confirmation email you are committed to paying for the trip. In the event that you can no longer go on the trip then email us ASAP and we will try and find someone to take your place. If you are unable to make the trip and you have yet to receive a confirmation email but you have signed up on the Warwick Canoe website then send us an email and we will remove your sign up.

 

A round up of trips happening this term:

Week 2: Dart trip

Week 5: Lakes Trip (as detailed in this email)

Week 6: BUCS slalom

Week 9: NSR!!!!!

Week 11 (Easter holidays, leaving 15/3/15): Scotland Tour!!

 

Lots of love,

Gabs 

Scavenger Hunt

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lauren

Hey Guys and Gals,

This Thursday (15th Jan) we shall be having a fun filler Scavenger Hunt around Leamington. Meet at the top of the parade (outside Tesco) at 7pm. You will then be put into teams and sent off with a fun list of tasks to complete. When we reconvene I shall judge which team has won and there may even be a small prize! Personally this was one of my favourite socials last year so hopefully see you all there!!!

NSR is here!

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jevon

Hello future NSR champions!

The time has come to sign up to NSR! Please sign up here on the website.

This is a weekend not to miss; it is the highlight of many peoples uni kayaking time, including mine! This amazing weekend is taking place on the 6th to 8th of March, week 9. Sign ups will be going live on the 13th Jan (tomorrow) at 13:00.

It is a camping weekend at HPP in Nottingham where we will be taking part in ridiculous kayaking events such as extreme slalom where you go down the whitewater course doing stupid stuff such as throwing your paddles through a hoop and hitting targets, ÔÇÿfreestyleÔÇÖ events; I use that term lightly as you get points for blowing kisses at the judges and jumping out of your boat! There is also a duo competition that has a race down the course and a freestyle frenzy that has numerous boats competing in one feature at once ÔÇô fantastic fun!

Throughout the day you can chill by the side of the course, drinking and watching all those silly people doing stupid stuff in boats, you can be one of those people taking part (highly recommended), chase a man dressed as a rabbit and tackle him to the floor, demo many of the nice shiny new boats on offer there or all of the above.

On the Saturday night there is a cooked meal followed by an amazing party that has a carnival theme this year.

YouÔÇÖd be a nutter to miss this weekend!

The cost of the weekend varies with how many people we get going so I can only give a rough guide now IÔÇÖm afraid, the price brackets are:

 Around 10 people £20 to £25

Around 20 people £40 to £45

The actual ticket for entry to this is £49, so even £45 is a bargain when transport is included. The price varies as so much as we have a pot of entry fee cash that we can split between everyone going. So the more people going, the less we can subsidise individual tickets, so unfortunately it is slightly more per person.

Please sign up ASAP as tickets sell out fast for this event.┬áSign ups will be closing on Tue 20th┬áJan at 12:00. You are committed to paying once sign ups have closed. If you can no longer come please let me know asap, if this is before sign ups close, no problem, if itÔÇÖs after sign ups close you will have to pay unless we can find someone to take your place. I will send out a link to pay at a later date.

Much Kayaking Love!

Jevon

Socials this term

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lauren
Hey Guys,
Here's a list of the socials for this term. It is subject to change but shouldn't too much so you can pop the dates in your calender and we'll hopefully see you all there!!
Week 2 (Thursday 15th Jan) : Scavenger Hunt around Leamington (details tbc soon!)
Week 3 (Wednesday 21st Jan): POP. Theme: Storybook Characters.
Week 4 (Friday 30th Jan): Pub Golf. Dress-up Themes: Freshers- Babies/toddlers, 2nd Years- Rebellious teens/ geeks, 3/4th years- OAPs, Old Gits- The afterlife. Hope to see some great costumes!
Week 6 (Thursday 12th February): REAL ALE!!
Week 7: Polo socials
Week 8 (Wednesday 25th February): POP. Theme: Under the sea.
Week 9: tbc. 
Week 10: Pre tour social.

BUCS Canoe Slalom

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jold Git

BUCS Canoe Slalom at the weekend of week 6/21 (13th-15th February for real people)

The club shall be attending the annual British Universities and Colleges Sports Canoe Slalom competition on the 14th and 15th of February.
 We shall drive up the Friday 13th night, sleep in a nice warm barn.
Do some slalom; http://www.canoeslalom.co.uk/info/FAQs.htm & youtube has some vids too ; Eat. Sleep. Repeat.
Home, victorious

 

 

Refreshers Trip!

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lauren
Hi ladies and gentlemen, Refreshers Trip is nigh upon us! The weekend of 17-18th January (end of week 2) we will be heading down to the Dart for our annual refreshers trip - Another chance to try out white-water kayaking for those that didnÔÇÖt come on Freshers or Tyne Tour (and of course those that did are still very welcome!). We will be leaving campus at about 4pm on Friday 16th Jan and returning late on the Sunday. Over the weekend we will be staying in a bunkhouse near the river and will spend our evenings generally chit chatting about life ÔÇô there may even be some organized fun! Anyone whoÔÇÖs been to at least one pool session is welcome. As per, you will need to bring a sleeping bag, lots of warm layers for the river and a pair of shoes you can wear on the river that you donÔÇÖt mind getting wet. The trip will cost ┬ú35. This will include accommodation, travel and any kit youÔÇÖll need. You will receive an email with a link for payment after youÔÇÖve received confirmation of whether youÔÇÖll be able to go or not. To be able to come you must sign up here: http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/trips/ . The sign ups will go live on the website 12 noon this Thursday and will close 12 noon this Saturday. You will then receive a confirmation email letting you know if you were lucky enough to sign up in time to come on the trip. If you were one of the chosen few to receive a confirmation email you are committed to paying for the trip. In the event that you can no longer go on the trip then email us ASAP and we will try and find someone to take your place. If you are unable to make the trip and you have yet to receive a confirmation email but you have signed up on the Warwick Canoe website then send us an email and we will remove your sign up. Hopefully see you all at the curry social this Thursday! (7:30pm King Babas, Bath Street, Leam)

NSR

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jevon

The National Student Rodeo is fast approaching and tickets will be selling out quick. 

For those of you that don't know what it is, it is a weekend full of camping, BBQs, drinking, music, chasing a man dressed as a rabbit with the occasional bit of paddling thrown in, check out this video of 2013 NSR here: http://vimeo.com/61173581 . All of this is at HPP in Nottingham on the 6th to 8th March (Week 9).

How the weekend works:
Leave on friday and return on sunday as usual. We will be camping across the road from HPP at a campsite. Throughout the weekend you can enter events such as freestyle and the duo competition (which we won two years ago!!). On the Saturday night there is a big social organized by River Legacy along with a meal. There is a Carnival theme this year, judging by fancy dresses we had last year I expect some good ones.

More details will follow once I know prices. If you have any questions just ask me via email, facebook, the website or grab me at a pool session.
Please express your interest on this website forum. (as a rough cost guide, it'll be in the region of £45 to £50, I'll give a better idea once I know ticket prices)

Curry Social

Posted 8y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lauren

Hey guys,

Just as a welcome back social this Thursday (8th Jan), Jamie and I thought it would be nice if we were all to go for a curry in Leam (probably King BabaÔÇÖs but weÔÇÖll let you know nearer the time). Plan will be to meet at the restaurant at 7:30 to stuff our faces and then possibly go for a couple of drinks afterwards. If you donÔÇÖt know where the restaurant is/ are unsure of how to get there let me know.

  Hopefully see you all there.