If you would like to find out more about the sport of canoe slalom and have a go, we are holding two taster courses this year, to book a place – contact details below.
Taster Sessions take place at Stafford and Stone Canoe Club on the River Trent in Westbridge Park, Stone.
Course one starts Weds 29 April followed by a further five sessions, Weds 6 May, Sat 8 or Sun 9 May, Weds 13 May, Sat 16 or Sun 17 May and Weds 20 May 2020.
Course Two starts Weds 1 July, followed by a further five sessions, Weds 8 July, Weds 15 July, Sat 18 or Sun 19 July, Weds 22 July and Weds 29 July 2020
The taster course fee is £50.00 (either cash or cheque to “Stafford and Stone Canoe Club”, payable when you attend the first session).
Qualified coaches supported by other club members will run the sessions. Please wear some close fitting warm clothing (or a wetsuit if you have one) and some old trainers. Shorts and tee-shirt are not sufficient, and jeans are no good. In case you get wet you should also bring a complete change of clothes and a towel. Changing rooms, showers and toilet facilities are available in the clubhouse.
Boat, paddles, buoyancy aid, helmet and a canoeing cagoule will be provided.
River water is not as clean as drinking or swimming pool water. All participants should shower following the session, either at the club or at home. It is particularly important that at least face and hands are washed before eating or drinking.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Details on progression into the club after the course will be provided by the coaches near the end of your course.
To sign up to these courses please use the form below.