Staffordshire University Kayaking and Canoe Club is a society that focuses on kayaking and canoeing.
Our Pool Sessions
Sunday afternoon; 4-5pm, Pool sessions at Stafford Leisure Centre. We learn new skills from basic paddling strokes to rolling in safe, warm water under the supervision of our Level 5 coach Mike.
Waterworld, bowling, a night in town and whatever else we fancy. With the transition to Stoke we the city on our doorstep, so any ideas for socials run them by us!
Meet, Greet and Taster
The Stoke fair will be on Wednesday 14th September from 12:00 till 17:00 in the Sir Stanley Matthews Sport Centre. Look for us in our jumpers!
We are also having a Meet and Greet after the fair on Wednesday 18:00 onwards in the Verve bar area of Leek Road Venue.
Our Give it a Go session will take place at Stafford Leisure Centre Sunday 17th September 14:45 till 17:00, we will be meeting up in Verve beforehand.
This will be followed by another Meet and Greet again in Verve from 18:00 onwards when we get back from the pool.
Where we've been
We try to run frequent river trips in the surrounding area on weekends. Last year we've attended a Halloween Paddle at Trentham, ventured onto the smaller rivers just outside Stafford, the River Severn and the Lake District. We have been to the island of Islay in Scotland as well as the Great Glen Canoe Trail and hope to run an even bigger trip in the future! We try to give our members a diverse kayaking experience including paddling on lakes, rivers and the sea aswell as using a range of boats from racing kayaks to canoes, with potential links to other local clubs.
What we do
We aim to develop our members skills and we can progress you up the Star levels even if you have never paddled before. After you have a 2 Star award we can also put together a Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course so you can feel safer on the water and know the skills to perform rescues. After attending the FSRT you can progress onto a coaching qualification if that interests you. We work with various local clubs to improve our experiences and find courses of interest.
Try us out
We're looking for more members this year, of all abilities, from beginners to the more advanced paddler. So come find us, have a chat and see what we do!
Get in touch!
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/staffsunicanoe
Chairperson: Russell Booth
Communications Officer: Sabrina Lang