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Introduction to polo rules

Posted 12y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Cloughy

Ever sat on a polo pitch and wondered just what the hell the rules were? If so (and believe me, im not just talking about freshers!) there will be a rules course next tuesday at 5:00 until 7:00 in R0.12 (bottom floor of the Ramphal building). The course will cover all the basic rules and regulations needed to be able to play polo without being constantly interrupted by the ref's whistle! I have also been told that there will be practical demonstrations (don't ask me how these work without a swimming pool?!), and it will be a very good introduction for both those new to polo, and those that need a bit of a refresher on the rules.

Those interested in attending, please post below so that we can get an idea of numbers.

ULU Tournament

Posted 12y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jon
ULU are holding a canoe polo tournament on the 25th and 26th of October, that's the weekend at the end of week four.

We have space for men's, ladies and fresher's teams.

ULU usually put on a great tournament, pictures from a few years ago are here and here.

Accomodation (camping in London!) is available.

Post here if interested, a sign-up will be available very soon.

Wild Water Racing!

Posted 12y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Madi

Ok folks the time has come again to show the other universities of England that we are indeed a force to be reckoned with.

Yes thatÔÇÖs right the BUCS WWR party is upon us!... (and the oh course the little matter of a bit of racing!) We'll be back off to Yorkshire to brave the mighty Washburn again, and everyone is welcome! The last few years we've had a really great trip, lots of fun and banter with other uni's and of course an awesome river.

Now donÔÇÖt let the words BUCS Racing scare you,┬áeveryone is welcome we┬ádonÔÇÖt take it┬áseriously and everyone┬áwho finishes gets a point for the uni and for our team. We are more about the socialising and general fun, the┬áWashburn is an awesome┬áriver and there will be safety, and┬áhelp on hand┬áfor those who prefer to swim down.

Ok this┬áAdventure is taking place weekend week 8,┬á21st-23rd of November, and the reason IÔÇÖm pestering you soo early as because it is BUCS┬áwe need to register┬áall our athletes and enter them in their races. And good news because it is BCUS,┬áWarwick Sport will pay a good deal of the trip┬áso will be megar-ly discounted! Sign up is open now!

There are different categories so if you want to come you need to email me at president@warwickcanoe.co.uk what you want to compete in and your uni no.

There is men and womenÔÇÖs sprint, (K1/C1/C2)

Men and womenÔÇÖs WWR (K1/C1/C2)

The Team event (3 people)

And the open event for all of those aspirant croco-kayaks and non students.

Most people do the WWR and the sprint and we will make up the teams from all those who enter, so what are you waiting for, go and sign up! Sign up closes next Friday so don't waste any time!

Your lovely President,

Madi x

 

DRIVERS

Posted 12y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Madi

Hi if anyone is over 21 and wants to become a driver for us, please go along to the week 5 lecture and sign up for the minibus test, we really need drivers and would really appriechiate it if anyone is able to do this... also you get higher priority on trips!

Madi!

There will be minibus driving assessments during Week┬á2 in Term┬á1┬á(Monday┬á6th October┬áÔÇô Saturday┬á11th October┬á2008)┬áIf you would like to do one you need to visit reception, Students' Union North, and ask for Hilly Padmore.

The following applies:

Over 21 * No serious driving convictions * Driving for at least two years * Come to Reception Students' Union North and Fill in an application form * Bring both parts of your Driving Licence * Bring one passport size photograph * Bring a returnable deposit cheque for £10.00

2008-09 TERM 1 (2nd set) LECTURE & ASSESSMENTS

A Lecture is given before the Assessments take place, you MUST attend this Lecture to validate the insurance (this is similar to a driving theory if you like) and you can take the lecture at any part of the year. Please bring with you your university card and a pen/paper. 
 
Date: Thursday 30th October (Week5)
Time: 17:00pm (Please arrive 5-10 minutes before if possible)
Venue: R0.14, Ground Floor Ramphal Building, Library Road Lecturer: Kevin Birch 

Minibus Driving Assessments: 

 Day  Date Slots 1st Slot 2nd Slot 3rd Slot4th Slot 5th Slot 6th Slot  7th Slot Thurs   30th October 08           LECTURE  (ALL TO ATTEND)     17:00PM

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3rd Nov 

 7

 8:30

 9:30

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 Tues

 4th Nov

 7

 8:30

 9:30

 10:30

 11:30

 13:00

 14:00

15:00

 Weds

5th Nov

 7

 8:30

 9:30

 10:30

 11:30

 13:00

14:00

15:00

 Thurs

 6th Nov

 7

 8:30

 9:30

10:30 

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CURRY!

Posted 12y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Professor Henry Brubaker

AHoy.

What: Curry, Drinks, Dance...

When: Thursday Night (wk3) 7.30pm in Leamington/7pm at the bus stop on campus.

Where: Millenium Balti for the Curry, then off to Kelseys for cheap drinkies and que-jumps, then (for the brave of heart) EVOLVE to party on down.

Who: Anyone that wants to come, but I need to know if you are coming so I can let the curry house know, by noon on wednesday.

Let me know as soon as you can please. See you soon.

Matt

FRESHERS TRIP!!!

Posted 12y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Madi

Ok Paddlers and wannabe paddles,

The time you have been waiting for is finally nearly here! Yes I hear you chorus in perfect unison THE FRESHERS TRIP!!!

Right what you need to know, we will be leaving the eve of Friday the 17th of October and getting back sometime in the evening on Sunday the 19th. (I will send an email to all those going with more useful times next week!) We are off to the Brecon Beacons for an spot of white water paddling, and just a bit of socialising!(Whoop!)

It should be a great trip and really useful if you want to be paddling the 'gnarl' by the end of the year! Dont worry if you have never looked at a river before, we will kind and patient and generally wonderful. (Or will at least try!)

We will mostly be staying in a bunkhouse, so nice and warm and dry, thou if any freshers dont mind camping send me an email. For those of you non-freshers we will be camping!

Its going to be cold so lots of warm clothes required! http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/tripkit/

The cost of this amazing weekend away will be roughly £40 prices to be confirmed in following email,

I will open sign up at around 11 oclock tomorrow, (places will go fast so fingers on the buzzers the link is on the left hand side of the website under trips or follow the blue writing below http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/trips/ )

Ok see you on monday!

Your lovely President

Madi x

HI-VIS SCORE!!!

Posted 12y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Professor Henry Brubaker

Ladies and Gentlemen, I proudly present to you our first social of the new term!

The plan is to attend Score week 2, this coming wednesday. Meet in the big tent thing at 1900hrs(7pm), I will hopefully have found a space for us. The union theme is a Pajama Party, but I thought it would be a good idea to do something a little different. Our fancy dress is going to be Hi-Vis themed. So you can wear anything that is fluorescent, glittery or just dazzlingly, brightly coloured. I bet Madi is thinking all her Christmas's have come at once! At least if we get separated on the dance floor it'll be easy to find each other again.

It's going to be a night to remeber so start sorting out those costumes. I hope to see lots of you at the pool sessions early next week. Any queeries, send me an email or talk to me at a pool session.

Happy Paddling

Matt

Mini bus drivers

Posted 12y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Madi


Hi Guys
If any one is able to take the minibus tests, please do so, the club depends on our lovely drivers so please if you can go along and sign up, please do it today, sorry for the late notice, I blame Dom (not really he's doing a great job!)
Here are all the details go forth and become drivers of men!
Thanks Madi,
Minibus Assessments 2008-09 TERM1
T here will be minibus driving assessments during Week 2 in Term 1 (Monday 6th October ÔÇô Saturday 11th October 2008) If you would like to do one you need to visit reception, Students' Union North, and ask for Hilly Padmore.

The following applies:

Over 21 * No serious driving convictions * Driving for at least two years * Come to Reception Students' Union North and Fill in an application form * Bring both parts of your Driving Licence * Bring one passport size photograph * Bring a returnable deposit cheque for £10.00

Outdoor Activities First Aid

Posted 12y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Greg

Hi all,

Just to let you know that there is a free first aid course running over the weekend of week 2 at the university aimed at clubs like ours.  It is very well run and gives a good grounding in first aid in the outdoor and possibly extreme environment... and it is free.

If you would like to attend please email or go and see Gemma Moris at the warwick sport office upstairs in the sports centre.  Hurry there are only a couple of spaces left.  Let her know what club you are from (say Canoe even if you are mainly Polo) and that i have mentioned it to you. 

Greg

Leam Trip

Posted 12y 0mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Einstein

Hi everyone

Hope you've all had a brilliant freshers week, and if you are a fresher have enjoyed your first sessions with us.

We're going to be running a trip to the river leam on sunday 12th October, this will be primarily for freshers to the club or those who did not go on a trip last year. It'll be a good chance to get some practice on a real, though slow moving river, there will be several coaches and we'll be teaching you some useful skills  for future trips, and ready to answer questions.

We'll be meeting at a still to be confirmed time (probably around 9) at the bus stop near the union, and then getting a bus into leamington. Bring with you swimming shorts, clothes and SHOES  to get wet,  dry clothes, towel and either lunch or money to buy lunch in leamington, we'll provide you with everything else. It will take as long as you guys want it to take and we'll probably go to the pub after.

Sign up is NOW OPEN, to sign up look on the left at the canoe section, click on trips and then select the trip you want (in this case leam trip) then sign up.

Any questions email me or post on the forum at www.warwickcanoe.co.uk, your name and password is the same as your warwick sport one.

Hope to see loads of new faces there

Einstein