Congratulations to our new exec!
By Lucy Morgan on Friday 26th March 2021
Congratulations to our new exec!
Captain - Laura Gibbs
Vice-Captain - Thomas Simpson
Treasurer - Matt Keogan
Trip sec - Martin Murphy
Kit and Safety - Joe Osborne
Welfare - Abigail Allen & Ealish Green
Media sec - Lara Halıcı
Social sec - Rebecca Clarke
Competition sec - ???
Your New 2020 Exec
By George Padolsey on Thursday 19th March 2020
Congratulations to the new 2020 Exec
It's uncertain times for everyone at the moment and it may seem silly to focus on a small canoe club. However, this is exactly the moment that it is essential we pull together and provide support to each other. We have all helped build this community and even if it may not be together in person for a long time -- we will be together in friendship instead.
I hope it's not too long till we see each other on the water again. Keep paddling everyone.
By George Padolsey on Monday 17th February 2020
Thanks everyone for their amazing help during BUCS slalom. It went amazingly and it was so great to see so many of your participating in it.
Next order of duty (apart from the signups posted by Martin!) is our annual general meeting on the w/c 17th March (final date tbc). This is your notice to start thinking and sending in your manifestos! Provisional Manifesto deadline: 11th March
During the AGM we reflect on the year, congratulate the old exec and welcome in the new. To apply for exec please email [email protected] with your manifesto (1 side with photo, please keep < 250 words), you will need a proposer and seconder (both have to be people not currently doing that role!) Additionally you will need to do a short speech during the AGM (detailing why you should get the role). Voting happens via AV vote in the AGM.
- Kit & Safety Officer
- Welfare Sec
- Trip Sec
- Media Sec
- Social Sec
- Competition Sec
I'll post a pdf in the next few days detailing each of the roles. I'd highly recommend if you are thinking of running for one of them to reach out to the person currently doing the job!
By Molly Slaygnar on Tuesday 5th November 2019
Last weekend a group went over to Hexham to take part in the annual Tyne Tour. Despite issues with transport and not many people wanting to paddle on Sunday, we had a lot of fun. Friday night started with the traditional visit to Spoons and the best club in Hexham (this isn't a major achievement, believe me...). Saturday was the descent of the Tyne. Levels this year were pretty high, so everyone did amazingly to get down with very few swims! Then followed a good meal, a roaring bonfire, some pretty cool fireworks and a chaotic ceilidh. I think we managed to wear everyone out as only 3 people wanted to paddle the next day. While everyone else trickled back to Durham by any means possible, we headed over to the Upper Tees and threw ourselves off a waterfall!
So thank you everyone who made it possible to have such a good weekend.
Freshers polo tournament
By Tom Alcock on Thursday 24th October 2019
On Saturday, we played in an informal polo tournament at Stockton campus against Manchester, Leeds and York universities. There were completely mixed teams of our new members and more experienced ones to keep them all pointed in the right direction.
Some only equipped with the tactics they learnt in the pool just days before, spectacular playing was witnessed and the freshers’ skills and confidence increased massively throughout the day. The rain and slightly dismal weather towards the end, if anything, spurred us all on! As off the water, cake was waiting, as well as George’s uniquely rich hot chocolate.￼
Thank you to everyone from Durham and further afield for coming and making this an enjoyable day to end our taster season!