Message from the Chairman
Now we are moving to the warmer, lighter summer months we should all try and get out and enjoy life paddling on the evening paddles these are on the calendar page and open to all. They start at 7pm so it's a bit rush to get out of work but worth it in the end. If you require any kit please contact myself or any other member of the club and we will try and help out where possible.
The clubs AGM has been set for 8th May 7:30pm at the Prince of Wales Public House in South Woodham Ferrers. All are welcome to join where election of the committee, trophies of achievement and a quiz will be held. If you wish to be on the committee and not too sure what it entails please see me or another member of the committee.
Kent Canoe Services down to the pool session and I think everyone enjoyed themselves including Kent Canoe Services. This improved the pool session as some weeks we have struggled to cover the cost of the pool. So if you have any Scouts, Guides or youth groups that would like to attend please see us to see what we can offer you.
We have had a few trips from my last report apart from the usual Dart Christmas trip with dressing up. We have had Wales, Northern England and of course back in the summer the Alps Trip.
The trips are run by volunteers and the club or individual does not profit from these trips so as much help to run these trips is much appreciated as it is time consuming.
The Club's annual Battlesbridge race is on the 13th September again other clubs or individuals are welcome with a BBQ at the end. The race starts at 12:30 but arrive before to ensure your shuttle run is completed.
An entry form is attached to the website where you can enter the race and you can see all rules and information about it on the Battlesbridge race page.
At the club we have on-going coaching sessions and by the time you read this the pool sessions would have gone which are predominantly used for rolling practice, but with the mid-week paddles you can also practice more back to basic techniques such as efficient forward paddling assisted by one of or able coaches BCU coaches.
If you are not a member or thinking about becoming a member or would like to join us for a paddle please contact myself or the link at I will contact you.
Thank you to those that have assisted in the club in the last year from collecting pool fees to running trips to maintaining the clubs back ground resources without you the club would not survive Thank you.
See you on the water.
Southend Canoe Club Chairman