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Canoe

NTU Canoe Club offers you the chance to be part of one of the most exciting and adventurous water sports. Whether you’ve never paddled before or you’re an experienced paddler you’re guaranteed to have a good time and improve your skills with us. We split our activities into white water kayaking and canoe polo with both indoor and outdoor sessions. Our members engage in both of these activities to build confidence and control on the water

Club information

As a member of the club you will receive access to one of the UK’s best whitewater facilities; Holme Pierrepont, a grade 3 course as well as professional training allowing you to build your skills towards a BCU star qualification. Indoor sessions are to be held at a 30 meter pool in Nottingham where we develop skills and techniques and practice canoe polo tactics.

President Welcome

I've had a fantastic experience with Canoe so far and have enjoyed every moment I've had with the club. Previously I was Social Secretary of the club and have always been a strong attender of the socials! While not an expert Canoer, I have always loved the sport and look forward to leading the club for 2020-2021.

Coaching

Volunteer coaches provide expert training, support and guidance to ensure that everyone is able to reach their full potential and get the most out of canoeing.

The Club have a new Coach Called David Beecroft who is a level 2 UKCC coach and a White Water Kayak Leader.

British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS)

We currently have two polo teams and we compete at the annual BUCS canoe polo tournament in April. In 2018 both teams performed outstandingly, with the A team finishing 15th in their division and the B team coming in 10th in theirs.

Practice / Meeting schedule

We usually run at least two training sessions per week (weather permitting). One of which is held at Holme Pierrepont, one of the best water sports centres in the UK, providing the opportunity for paddlers of all levels to either build or focus their skills in a controlled white water environment, or on sheltered competition standard canoe polo pitches.

We also have an indoor training session at a 30 meter swimming pool in Nottingham where we develop crucial paddling skills and techniques as well as practising canoe polo.15th in their division We usually run at least two training sessions per week (weather permitting). One of which is held at Holme Pierrepont, one of the best water sports centres in the UK, providing the opportunity for paddlers of all levels to either build or focus their skills in a controlled white water environment, or on sheltered competition standard canoe polo pitches. We also have an indoor training session at a 30 meter swimming pool in Nottingham where we develop crucial paddling skills and techniques as well as practising canoe polo.

Transport is arranged from a meeting point in the City campus to our two locations. Both sessions are open and easily accessible to anyone, no matter what skill level, so feel free to come along and join us!

White water sessions / Canoe Polo sessions at Holme Pierrepont are on Wednesdays at 1pm, meeting at city campus.Pool Sessions are Thursdays at 5pm, meeting at city campus.
the B team coming in 10th in theirs.

Weekly Sessions:

Wednesday 13:00-15:00 at the National watersports centre

Thursdays 18:30 -19:30 swimming pool session at the Nottingham High School

Taster Session

TBC depending on Pool availability

How to join

An annual fee to join is £70 which can be payed online via the NTU Sport website.

Sports kit information

We recommend swimwear for our indoor sessions with a top. For outdoors we suggest a wet suit or thermals. If you don’t have these we have a range of cags you can use.

Contacts

Club email address – ntucanoe@my.ntu.ac.uk

Committee Members:

Lucy Gregory 
James Mitchell

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418