We are the oldest canoe club in the UK. We offer canoeing/kayaking facilities, instruction and activities at Trowlock Island, Teddington, Middlesex – near Kingston-upon-Thames, in south-west London.
Please check out the links on the site for more information about the canoe club. New members are always very welcome at Royal Canoe Club. Read on for details of how to join the club.
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Back to the Future…
GB Canoeing’s looking for a very special English Regional Talent sprint coach. The successful candidate will already be a level 3 (or above) coach, probably someone with experience of operating in a club environment with young people and volunteer. They will also, the advert states, need to be able to travel back in time as the role starts in January 2013. You’ll need the assistance of Marty McFly from Back to the Future to get there in time for this one, we think.
Seriously (well, it’s a Friday)…the primary remit of this position is to lead the London and South East Regional Talent Academy including the delivery of a programme of technical coaching and educational training days to selected athletes, and to support the Club Competition Coaches based in their region. We guess it starts in January next year.
The job’s based at an agreed location in London or the South East. Salary is £23,000 pro-rata.
If you’re interested, the advert is here and applications have to be received by the BCU by December 9. You can also contact regional pathway coach Brendon Stead (for it is he) for a confidential discussion about the role via email.
Tickets to this year’s Christmas party are selling well. So well, in fact that there will be none on sale on the night.
If you want some tickets you must make contact with Charlotte Creamer at the club and sooner rather than later.
The party is on Saturday 13 December. By the way you can follow Charlotte on Twitter.
Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for a new chief executive officer to run the organisation. The CEO is responsible for the overall operation and administration, he or she will need to drive it forwards with strong vision and a strong sense of fiscal responsibility.
The advert has only just gone live and the closing date is 29 November.
The ideal candidate will posses a post-secondary degree in a related sport field (e.g. Masters of Sports Management) and ten (10) of progressively responsible experience within the sport system at an international, national and/or provincial level, as well as five years experience at a senior management level. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required. Candidates must be comfortable conversing in French within professional contexts (so that may rule most British would-be applicants out, no?).
As an energetic self-starter with a commitment to excellence, the successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills in building and sustaining key relationships motivating and coaching staff. It’s a big job. Are you big enough to take it on?
Club captain Jon Boyton organised a clear up of rubbish and general detritus last weekend.
As per various emails, old boat covers, manky kit and other items dumped around the premises have all been thrown out.
If you are one of the people who ignored all the emails then you have just a day or so to retrieve stuff from the rubbish pile before it is taken by the collectors.
Please help us keep the club tidy and organised. Keep boat covers and other equipment at home and take your kit home to be washed – the changing rooms are not there to be used as a drying room!
Struggling to get motivated for the gym now that the evenings are drawing in and the temperature’s dropping?
We’ve organized the training system at the club so everyone should find themselves in a group for gym, running and swimming sessions – not to mention the canoeing. So there should be a bunch of like-minded souls to train with and that will make the entrée into winter training a bit easier.
Don’t forget, juniors who go running from the club in the evening must wear a fluorescent top, a high viz one will help you be seen and keep safe.
Any adult improves who find the evenings tough now it’s dark, get in touch and we can organise more weekend outings.
See you in the gym!