Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Buzz Lightyear
Alright fitties,

BUCS Canoe Polo is on the 24th-25th April 2010 (weekend of week 0).

We'll be meeting at the Sports Centre at 15:00 on Friday 23rd April to load boats and kit. Arrive on time or i'll strangle you with my lasso.

We are headed to:

Hatfield Water Park,  
Old Thorne Road 

We are camping on the fields behind the game lakes (so bring sleeping bag, roll mat/thermorest/insulation etc.).

Bring your own tent or sort yourself a space with somebody else on the forum thread.

If we can avoid taking the club party tent, that means less faf and a quicker get away on Sunday evening.

Bring appropriate (warm) clothes/kit. If you have cooking stoves/pans bring them. Make sure you cover all bases and bring cutlery/plate. Full kit list is on the website.

There is a meal included on the Saturday evening, you'll need a meal ticket to get this. Meals tickets come in the captains packs that Rich, Alex, Madi and G will get on Friday at 21:00.

Games start at 08:00 on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

On Saturday evening at 21:00 there's gonna be a  "Wild Wild West" party  taking place in the on-site Marquee. That means you need to get a costume ready, cowboys, indians, sheriffs, etc. etc. - be creative!

We'll arrive back late on the Sunday evening.

The teams competing in each division can be found: here
A Team = BUCS Open
B Team = Reed (Non-BUCS)
Ladies = BUCS Ladies
Old Gits = Old Boys (Non-BUCS)

Comprehensive details of the event can be found: here

There should be a referees course taking place over the weekend. This is a great chance to properly learn/refresh the rules and will improve your game skills. We don't have details yet, but email me if you're interested

Freshers, if you don't move back into halls until the Saturday make sure you've figured out how to get to the Sports Centre for 15:00 on Friday. Either get on the website and find a place to crash on Thursday night or get dropped on Campus on Friday.

There is one last BUCS training session on Thursday 22nd April 20:00 - 21:30

FINALLY: We're getting classy white polo shirts (like the black ones you'll have seen us modelling all year) - your captains have already spoken to you about this. If you are getting one, please bring a cheque for £12 made payable to UWSU, either to the session on Thursday 22nd April or on the Friday 23rd at 15:00 when we leave. (I'm sure Alex (Yellow) will love carrying your cheques round the whole weekend).

I look forward to seeing you on Friday 23rd April at 15:00 for what should be an awesome weekend.


Tournament Sec.


Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: P Gizzle
Club elections are coming up in week 2 of next term. Details of the positions cane be found here . If you want more info on a position feel free to talk to, e-mail, (sexually) harass the current person (or someone else on the exec or past execs as they may be able to help as well). If you are thinking about running for a position I cannot recommend it enough. It's a great way to contribute to how the club is run and give back to the club what you have got from it. You don't even need to be a good paddler (look at Fred!) If you are going to run for a position drop me an e-mail for polo and Snowman for Canoe just so we know if some positions have no-one running for them and need more publicising. I'm happy to answer any questions I can or can put you in touch with people if I can't. Wet (eastery) Love PGL

BUCS Cowboy Party

Posted 13y 5mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Buzz Lightyear
Howdy Hotties! The 23rd-25th April (weekend of Week 0) is BUCS Canoe Polo On the Saturday there's a party, this years theme is: WESTERN (Cowboys, Indian, Cacti, Tumble-weed, etc.) That means you have over 10 days and one weekend to organise a phenomenal costume for what will be an awesome night. See y'all soon! Niggity 'quick draw' McGraw p.s. look for an email soon, with details about travel and the rest of the weekend

Food. Wetherspoons. Tonight

Posted 13y 6mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Steve
Hello everybody

I have no friends or food in my house, so I propose hitting wetherspoons at around 8:00pm tonight for a bit of pre-tour banter and food. Obviously, some of you are at holiday polo, so cannot attend, but you can perhaps come along later if we are still around. Of course, you don't have to come ie if you live in coventry, but I will be there!


Easter Tour - ONE EXTRA PLACE!

Posted 13y 6mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Sarah
After watching people throw themselves down waterfalls and rapids at film night, as the excited chatter increases and the anticipation starts to build, we all know :


Now for those of you who are sitting and thinking, "If only I had signed up, I would be super excited about the prospects of going on the awesome easter tour..." there is another chance for you to get involved...

We have ONE MORE SPACE - so if you are interested and want the chance to have some paddling joy in the lands afar of scotland, then email me ASAP :-)

Some info:

When? 25th March - 2nd April

How much? £170 (travel, accomodation and the exclusive tour t shirt) - Every penny will be worth it, and its likely youll have a few returned.

What? Paddling, ale, murder mystery, narnia, wide games, fun and frolics and surely many more exciting exploits to be had......

Doubts? Dont be silly, its easter tour! If you have work, youre welcome to bring it, I certainly need to :-) 

If youre interested, email me asap:

Your devoted tour sec,


Holiday Polo

Posted 13y 6mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: P Gizzle
Dates booked are:
Wednesday 24th March 20:00 - 21:30  Wednesday 7th April 20:00 - 21:30  Wednesday 14th April 20:00 - 21:30  Wednesday 21st April 20:00 - 21:30

And a special pre-BUCS Teams only session on 
Thursday 22nd April 20:00 - 21:30

We can also get the 31st March but this clashes with Scotland. Post here if you're going to be around and I'll book it.

Nene Trip

Posted 13y 6mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Snow

As we're all feeling our moving water paddling is a bit rusty, we're organising a trip to the artificial white water centre at Northampton.

As it's artificial, it's about the safest, easiest and best way you can practice or have fun for the afternoon. If you care, their website is:

The most important thing to know is that if you have a lecture on this last Wednesday morning of term, this is a valid reason to miss it! It'll be wicked =)

Date: 17th March 2010
Times: meeting on campus about 11:00, returning before 18:00
Who: anyone who has been to a pool session!
Why: practice moving water skills before Scotland, try some playboating..
Signup: Tomorrow (Wednesday 10th March), 9:30 in the morning

Also, first aid signup is up if you didn't notice.


Film night

Posted 13y 6mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Mofo

There is a first time for everything!

So the Canoe club is having its first ever (I believe) film night!

When: Wednesday 10 March (week 9) at 19:00

Where: R3.41 (Ramphal Building)

There will be a selection af paddling videos on display, maybe a real film too. You can order pizza and bring drinks and stuff, but sort this amongst yourselves!

Also next week is the cocktail party, exact details to be confirmed, but this will cost £5 in advance (give to scamrass) to pay for booze to be made into cocktails by our own very lovely cocktail waitresses!

Right that's all from me for now, I'll fill up your inboxes with spam again at some other later date,

Peace out (did i really just say that? Oh dear)


Film Our Tournament

Posted 13y 6mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Buzz Lightyear
This Sunday 14th of March is our Tournament.

We've got great teams coming and the standard of polo should be immense.

We want to be the Warwick Sport One To Watch this week (wicked publicity for the club)


We need you (actually two of you) to spare some time and  film the tournament using Warwick TV's cameras.

This is open to everyone in the club and I can't emphasise enough how good an experience seeing such a good group of players will be.

Post or talk to me in person.

Nige {insert Mexican National anthem here and something about Taco's. Hmmmm this will do:}

First Aid Course

Posted 13y 6mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Snow
Good morning!

Warwick Sport have [finally] organised us a First Aid course. I'm still wringing the details about it but will add them to the news post as soon as I know. (see this website for the canoe news threads: )

Not going on this course because you're afraid of responsibility is a shit excuse. Don't think because you have been on a first aid course you are responsible if someone hurts themselves, it just means you've got more idea about how to help them if you want to. A little knowledge can go a long long way.

Currently confirmed:
Date: Saturday 13th March
Sign-up: Tuesday 9th March, 10:30

Ambiguous details, to be confirmed:
Location: Campus
Length: 6/8 hours
Price: cheap - either partially or fully subsidised by WS I hope

So, please sign up tomorrow (pronto) if you want to get on it: space will be limited.
This course will be useful for almost all people! Whether it's your first First Aid and want to get some background knowledge, or whether you're a coach and need the certificate.

See you at the pool session tonight!