B's and Ladies Tournament

Posted 8y 4mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Hadyn

Hi All

On Sunday 7th┬áDecember we are hosting our own Canoe Polo tournament right here in the Sports Centre. This is you first chance to play polo competitively against other universities in a tournament setting. This is a BÔÇÖs and Ladies tournament so it is completely Fresher friendly, anyone who has been to at least one canoe polo session and isnÔÇÖt already in the A team is welcome to come along and play.┬á

The tournament is free for Warwick members (we charge other clubs to enter teams so that we can fund our fleet of boats). 

If youÔÇÖre interested in playing then please sign up on the website here:┬áthis is to gauge interest when forming the teams and doesnÔÇÖt commit you to play however, if you sign up but become unable to attend then an e-mail or Facebook message to one of the exec members would be appreciated as a courteous. ┬á

I look forward to showing the other uniÔÇÖs what Warwick can do and remember:┬áPercello infirmus boof mortuis┬á



3 and 4 star!

Posted 8y 4mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Chris
Sorry to be making so many posts and all. 

Could you please reply on this thread if you'd be interested in doing the three or four star awards next term. 

The three star is basically a slightly more advanced 2*, but with some moving water skills, and a prerequisite of having paddled for a sum of at least 40 hours. I probably wouldn't recommend this if you started this year from scratch

The four star is a leaders course, and very advanced, with lots of prerequisites, including WWSR and First aid award with the last three years. The assessment itself is 2 days, but if you need any training that will obviously take it beyond a weekend thing. heres more information:

I know theres at least a few people interested in both, so if you could indicated on here within the next few days, then I'll look into getting it arranged if theres enough people.


Term 2 First aid and 2*

Posted 8y 4mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Chris
Hi all!

Have you ever wanted to be recognised as a great paddler? Or learn some kayaking first aid?!
The Leamington boat centre runs loads of great courses throughout the year, including the 2 star (2*) and an REC (rescue emergency care) First Aid course. They do them at a significant discount for clubs, and the more who do it, the cheaper they will be. 

The 2* qualification is equivalent to Paddle Power Discover in the new system, and covers most of what we have gone over this term in the session (don't worry, we will be recapping everything). It will also give you some training in an open canoe. 
This will give you the opportunity to get some feedback from a qualified coach, learn a bit of theory, and progress onto higher qualifications. Doing this course through the club ensures you will get it much cheaper than usual and only have to complete the assessment day and canoe training, rather than the kayaking training too. This is a fun and recognised course, which I'd highly recommend to anyone who is serious about paddling.

The REC First Aid course consists mostly of learning how to deal with particular emergency situations. It's a 2-day course, which is very hands on and active. By the end of this course, you will feel much more confident, both with on and off the water first aid. There is no requisite first aid knowledge, and its intended for kayakers fairly knew to the sport. This will also be much cheaper than usual, and is a great course to have done.

There are many other courses being run at the boat centre, such as the FSRT (foundation safety and rescue), which is another I'd highly recommend doing, but this one will not be run through the club. We will instead hopefully be offering WWSR (white water safety and rescue) in north Wales later in the term. This is a more advanced and relevant course to our club, but is a longer course

Please indicate if you would potentially be interested in either the 2* or the REC first aid (or both) by answering the poll on the facebook page. This is only so we can have an idea of numbers, and doesn't commit you to pay. They will be run mid way into term 2. Please ask me or any other members if you have any question concerning either of these.

yours in coaching,

Chris x

Nene Whitewater Centre Trip

Posted 8y 4mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jevon

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

A week on saturday (22nd Nov, week 8) we shall be heading to the Nene Whitewater Centre. We have the course for 2 hours 1pm till 3pm. It is a great chance to paddle some whitewater close to home and practice everything you've learnt over the past few weeks. (This is a day trip)

Sign ups will open at midday on thursday 13th (tomorrow), there are limited spaces so make sure you sign up quick! Sign up at the usual place :

Cost will be around £10, absolute bargin!!! Will be confirmed in confirmation email.

Sign ups close 5pm on saturday 15th. Confirmation email to be sent out that evening with details of how to pay.

Meet at the sports centre at 10:30
Just bring your lovely self, a towel, and things to paddle in, you will be able to borrow wetsuits, cags etc...
We will back on campus around 5pm giving you plenty of time to get ready for Skool Days!! (Hope you've all bought tickets).


Jevon x

Socials and Christmas meal

Posted 8y 4mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lauren

Heys Guys,

Just a bit of information about socials for the rest of term.

Week 7 is Polo Socials which you will be given more information about this week (hopefully). GIRLS we will probably be heading into Leam for a meal and then some civilised drinks but i'll let you know more information this week.

Saturday Week 8, 22nd Nov, is School Days. So buy your tickets NOW! We will be pre drinking somewhere near/on campus (address & time tbc)

Wednesday Week 9, 26th Nov, POP! Buy your circling tickets NOW! Theme is 'Time-Travel' so I'm expecting some awesome way-out costumes.

Thursday, week 10, 4th December, we have our annual Christmas Meal at the Robbins' Well in Leam. We will most likely arrive at the Well for 7pm to eat for 7:30. The idea is we each pay £10 to have a 3 course meal and then plan on getting merry!! (and lets be honest probably end up in Kelseys) There will also be an optional Secret Santa (rough price guide £5). There will be a sign up for Christmas Meal on the website and a seperate one for Secret Santa so you can know who youre buying a present for in advance. You must sign up for the meal and the secret santa (if you want to) by Monday 24th November so we can let the Well know how many people are coming and organise the secret santa (inform you of who you'll be buying a present for and give you time to buy it). The Christmas menu will be posted on a forum on the website and you will need to add a comment with what you want to eat when you sign up.

Lots of Love,

Your loyal social secs,

Lauren and Jamie xx

Fireworks social

Posted 8y 4mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lauren
Hey friends, Sorry itÔÇÖs slightly late notice but this Thursday (6th November) we shall be having a fireworks social at Jamie and SamÔÇÖs house (39 Charter Avenue, Canley, CV4 8EJ). The social will start officially at 7:30 but I shall meet people on campus outside the sports centre at 7pm to walk round via tesco to buy drinks. We will be charging ┬ú5 per person as a contribution to the fireworks and there will be a sign up on the website ( ) so we know how many fireworks to buy. The sign up will close on Wednesday. If you sign up and donÔÇÖt come you will still have to pay!! If youÔÇÖre planning on coming but are going to be late let me know roughly what time you will get there and we can let you know if youÔÇÖll catch the fireworks (in which case will still have to pay) or if you can just come along for a friendly drink. Bring your own drinks! There will hopefully be a small snack provided! Love your friendly neighborhood social secs, Lauren and Jamie xx

Kit Trip and Cocktails

Posted 8y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lauren

Hey Buddies,

Next Thursday (30th┬áOctober) we will be holding a ÔÇÿkit trip and cocktailsÔÇÖ social. The idea is that you can get some great paddling kit from the ÔÇÿLeam boat centreÔÇÖ┬á ( for trips or pool sessions at a specially discounted price put on just for us and then afterwards weÔÇÖll be having some great tasting cocktails made by yours truly! We will be heading to the ÔÇÿLeam Boat CentreÔÇÖ for 5:30pm so meet outside sportÔÇÖs centre at 4:45pm for those on campus or meet at the boat centre at 5:30pm for those in Leam. If you canÔÇÖt make it for 5:30pm weÔÇÖll be there till about 7pm so turn up whenever or just come for cocktails later (preferably let us know your plans).

Afterwards we will be heading to Gabs and JevÔÇÖs house for cocktails. We will ask for a contribution of ┬ú5 for the drinks and there will be a SIGN UP on the website under 'trips' section so we know how many people are coming. If you sign up and then decide not to come youÔÇÖve still got to pay or let us know within plenty of time (eg before we go shopping) otherwise weÔÇÖll buy too much alcohol!! The sign up will close Tuesday. Food wise, weÔÇÖll buy a few small snacks to have with the cocktails but I encourage you to eat beforehand if possible.

This is a great opportunity to get kit for Tyne Tour or any future trips. Hopefully weÔÇÖll see you all there!

Lots of Love,

Your super cool social secs,

Lauren and Jamie.



Canoe Sessions over the next few weeks

Posted 8y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Gabs
Just a bit of information for you about canoe sessions ove the next few weeks:
  • Wednesday week 4 (this week, 22/10/14) the session is cancelled as we are having our Pop! social.
  • Wedensday week 5 the session is 8.30-10 pm. From week 6 onwards, the Wednesday sessions will be just 8.30-9.30 pm.
  • In general all Monday sessions (9-10 pm) will be structured coaching sessions. Our coaching sec, Chris, will be sending out more information about these.
  • The Wednesday and Thursday sessions will be free for you to do/practise what you want but feel free to ask more experienced members for help if you need it.



Posted 8y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Lauren
hey guys and gals, As you (hopefully) already know this week is POP!!! For those of you lucky enough to have circling tickets (unfortunately they're already sold out!) you will have to arrive at the S.U. at 7pm sharp and queue up outside like you would for any other S.U. event (but surrounded by people in crazy fancy dress). Hopefully you'll see one of our lot in the queue in their hi-vis costumes (remember anything bright, flourescent and visible). When you get inside just look around for anyone in a hi-vis outfit or for me waving madly! Also remember to get some cash out beforehand as the SU don't accept cards. For those of you that didn't get a circling ticket not to fear just come meet us at Pop itself. We'll be very highly visible!! Lots of love, your amazing social secs, Lauren and Jamie xx

Tyne Tour

Posted 8y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Gabs

Tyne Tour 2014 is almost here!

On the weekend of week 5 (31/10/14-2/11/14) we will be heading to Hexham to take part in the famous Tyne Tour. As most of our trips, we will be leaving at around 4pm on Friday and getting back late evening on Sunday.

Tyne Tour is a weekend spent up North where uni groups from all round the country and other paddlers alike all descend to the same place for a weekend of camping, Ceilidhing, socialising and kayaking.

This trip, like fresherÔÇÖs trip, is suitable for anyone who has been to a pool session (but more than one session is definitely recommended), so if you missed out on fresherÔÇÖs trip, donÔÇÖt worry. You can still sign up and come along even if you have never been on white water before. YouÔÇÖre equally welcome to come if you went on freshers trip too!

The cost will be ┬ú40 and this includes the cost of us transporting you and any kit that you will require for the entire weekend as well as the ┬ú30 ticket that we have to purchase for you to go to this amazing event (it has been heavily subsidised by the club!). The ticket includes a T shirt, a meal on Saturday night, camping and the Ceilidh. So itÔÇÖs a bargain!

It will be cold though, and a sleeping bag is necessary! The club owns a big ÔÇÿpartyÔÇÖ tent which can fit a lot of people in, so donÔÇÖt worry if you donÔÇÖt have your own. Although if you have your own tent then itÔÇÖs definitely not a bad idea to bring it!

Sign up will go live at 6:30pm on Tuesday (21/10/2014) and will be here on our website. If the trip is yet to open when you log in just refresh like a mad man until it opens to make sure you secure your place. This trip is one of the most popular trips of the year and considering the demand for fresherÔÇÖs trip this year, I expect this year to be super popular so make sure youÔÇÖre ready to sign up as soon as it goes live! Sign ups will close at midday on Thursday. Confirmation emails to the successful ones will hopefully go out on Friday.

The organisers of the event need to be told ASAP if there are any dietary needs for the meal on Saturday so if you have any (allergies, veggie etc) then please send me an email ( to let me know this once you have signed up.

If youÔÇÖre yet to make an account on the website (make sure you do this before you try to sign up) then see the guide here: 

Lots of Love,