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Lower Wharfe Canoe club is a family orientated club, with a base at Tadcaster Community Swimming Pool in the winter, and Bishopthorpe on the River Ouse in the summer. We have a wide range of members aged eight to eighty who enjoy the sports of canoeing and kayaking.
We are a friendly welcoming club that run many water and non-water based events that are well attended. The club has a large number of both adults and children who enjoy the sport and develop their skills onto faster moving water, and into high level competitions through the slalom section, with our most successful paddlers going on to compete for Great Britain at international events.
The club is open to all abilities and it is a great place to come along and have a go at a new activity. To contact us please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our Contacts link at the top.
See the attachment below for our 2018 programme to give you a flavour of our events. It should be noted that events can be added, changed or removed subject to water & weather conditions plus coaches availability, so please make sure you book on our WebCollect booking system to ensure that you are kept up top date on plans.
The Club is run entirely by volunteers. At the AGM in November 2017 the following were elected:
Club Chair – Martin Sharp email@example.com . Treasurer – David Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org . Secretary – Sarah Sharp email@example.com . Membership Secretary – Ann Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org . Welfare – Dennis Fothergill email@example.com . Publicity – Abbie Clark – firstname.lastname@example.org . Pool – Helen Richardson – email@example.com . Coach Development – Mike Laing – firstname.lastname@example.org . Touring – Brenda Pooleman email@example.com . Slalom – Martin Brown – firstname.lastname@example.org . Polo – Heather Lyndsay – email@example.com
The Club offers training & testing for the BCU Star Awards through its own team of BCU coaches. Training and assessment up to 3 star is available and club coaches can train to 4 star and arrange assessment. Foundation Safety and Rescue Training and assessments can also be arranged. Would all those interested in training or testing please register with a senior committee member.
The Club owns a fleet of kayaks and canoes together with ancillary equipment. This equipment is available for use during club paddles only, but must be booked the week prior to the event at the latest – bookings are taken at pool reception on Sunday Pool Night or at Thursday Club Night. See menu item at the top for more details.Share This: