Polo NewsRAGE!!!!Posted By: Josh On: Mon 25th Apr, 2016 12:36pm

Hello All,

I am pleased to announce that this term will be seeing the return of the rage league! To celebrate its impending arrival we are looking for tributes to compete for their honour in the greatest arena known to man (the swimming pool). In order to compete in the RAGE league could people please sign up on the website (see link) before Friday the 29th April.

Thanks, Josh J

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Polo NewsLiverpool InternationalPosted By: The Real Jefff On: Fri 22nd Apr, 2016 4:14pm
LIVERPOOLO TOURNAMENT

Calling all poloers! On the 4th-5th June (Week 6) Friends of Allonby are hosting the 27th Liverpool International Canoe Polo Tournament! We are hoping to enter a mighty Warwick team - all members are encouraged to enter (screw exams)!

The cost of the weekend will be split between everyone going, so the more the merrier! This will include entry fees (£75), transport (please let me know if you can drive), accommodation (a field) and a BCU membership if you don't have one already.

If you are interested please sign up before Sunday 1st May so we know if we have enough to enter: link

Love Jeff (imperative)

P.S. SIGN UP FOR REGIONALS ASAP!!! link
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 Pretour SocialPosted By: The Real Jefff On: Wed 16th Mar, 2016 3:19pm
Pre-tour Social!

Get hyped for our final social of term - pre-tour! We will be invading the Casa de ChLauristal (?) for excessive amounts of eating, drinking and chillaxing!

Date: Friday 18 March
Time: 19.00 - whenever we get kicked out of Kelsey's
Location: 38 Gordon Street

Bring your own booze and cash for pizza! 

Your soon to be ex social secs

Jeff and Alan
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Polo NewsHoliday Polo Posted By: Emma On: Tue 15th Mar, 2016 9:38am
Holiday Polo has been booked 7-8pm every Tuesday throughout Easter! The sports centre has asked that we don't get any boats down until 7pm as Coventry Swimming club is using the pool till then. 
Hope to see loads of you there!
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Polo NewsPolo Leam Trip (week 24)Posted By: Stockton On: Mon 14th Mar, 2016 1:04pm
PolLeam Trip (week 24)

This will be our final Leam session before BUCS.
Lets make the most of it. 

Sign ups are open: link

When- 1.00pm Wednesday 16th March 

Where- Meet at the sports centre

Why?- Paddle Hard = Play Hard 


Kit list
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Water shoes (flipflops, crocs etc)
  • Coat
  • Thermal layers if you have them
The trip will cost you £3.70 (return bus ticket to Leam)
Also we'll be charging £2 each for the van hire. 

As well as the normal help loading then van up before we leave it would be great to have help unloading the van after it has returned to campus.
Where possible please make yourself available to help unload the van after trips.  
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Polo NewsRashvestPosted By: Ollie On: Wed 9th Mar, 2016 6:15pm
RASHVESTS RASHVESTS RASHVESTS!!! 
The second order of rashvests has arrived and are eagerly waiting ton be worn. So if you've ordered one what are you waiting for. Pay using the following link and then you will be able to collect your rashvest from the poolside balcony
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Polo NewsBUCS Ref CoursePosted By: The Real Jefff On: Wed 9th Mar, 2016 4:50pm
BUCS Ref Course

Calling all poloers! On Friday 15 April BUCS will be hosting a polo ref theory course. This is really useful if you want to become a qualified ref (duh) and will help you have a better understanding of the rules and how to avoid those pesky green cards!  It is very important that we get some more refs qualified as most of ours are graduating at the end of the year! 

The course will cost you £10. This covers the course as well as your very own rule book and whistle and other cool junk.

We will be leaving from campus Friday morning and will join the rest of the Warwick BUCS folk after the course.

Interested? Sign up here: link  You have until Sunday evening to sign up and we will allocate places on a first come first served basis depending on the number of cars we can get. Please let me know if you can help drive people up!

PS: if you are not in a team but want to go to BUCS for spectating/partying please message Jennie ASAP!
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 Warwick B's and Ladie's Tournament 13/03/16Posted By: Jamie On: Mon 7th Mar, 2016 9:48pm

Yolo Polo!

Warwick are hosting our termly b's and ladies tournament at the pool on

Sunday the 13th March from 12-7pm :D

Come along and support our university and hopefully we can win some hard earned medals!!! :)
If you believe you should be playing, inundate your captain with emails/fb message/carrier pigeon scrolls to clarify!
Everyone else, bring pompoms and a smile :) 

Yours in polo,
Jamie
Tournament Sec
Warwick University Canoe Polo

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 Election ResultsPosted By: Hadyn On: Thu 3rd Mar, 2016 6:46pm

Voting is now closed. All votes have been counted and independently verified.

A massive congratulations to our new exec for 2016/17.


Canoe

President – Freya Bull

Vice President – Tom (Jinners) Jin

Secretary – Matt Barringer

Treasurer – Ollie Tarrant

Kit Secretary – Patrick (Paddy) Wiltshire

Coaching Secretary – Sam (Deema) Mozayen

Tour Secretary – Hadyn Luke Parker

Social Sec's – Charlotte Taylor & Patrick Doherty

Media Monkey – Elise Martin


Canoe Polo

President – Robert (Jeff) Howells

Secretary – Elsa Joel

Treasurer – Arun Jandor

Kit Secretary's – Luke Kershaw and Ben Ayre

Coaching Secretary – Josh Charlwood

Tournament Secretary – Nathan Ling

Social Sec's – Charlotte Taylor and Patrick Doherty

Media Monkey – Elise Martin


As always if you have any grievances with the outcome of this years election please send any complaints to

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 Term 2 Kit TripPosted By: Hadyn On: Thu 3rd Mar, 2016 3:50pm

*Leam Boat Centre Kit Trip*


We will be having another kit trip to the Leam Boat Centre next Wednesday week 9 (9th March). This is a perfect opportunity for anyone going on Scotland Tour or to the Cardiff Tournament to buy some last minute thermals, cags or strides. I cannot emphasise enough how much more enjoyable the week will be if your warm. 


We will be leaving campus after lectures have finished at 1pm so there will be plenty of time for shopping before the inevitable Leam Training and Pop.


Don't forget your Skool Dayz ticket this Saturday, Pop week 9 circling ticket and there are places for Scotland and White Water Safety and Rescue (WWSR) course.

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Polo NewsPolo Leam Trip (week 22)Posted By: Stockton On: Mon 29th Feb, 2016 4:46pm
Polo Leam Trip (week 22)

Usual stuff, we're Training on the Leam on Wednesday.
Among other things, we'll be focusing on possession.  

Sign ups are open: link

When- 1.00pm Wednesday 2nd March 

Where- Meet at the sports centre

Why?- Work Hard = Play Hard


Kit list
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Water shoes (flipflops, crocs etc)
  • Coat
  • Thermal layers if you have them
The trip will cost you £3.70 (return bus ticket to Leam)
Also we'll be charging £2 each for the van hire. 

As well as the normal help loading then van up before we leave it would be great to have help unloading the van after it has returned to campus.
Where possible please make yourself available to help unload the van after trips.  
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 Election ManifestosPosted By: Sam On: Mon 29th Feb, 2016 12:02pm

The battle lines have been drawn and the hats have been thrown into the ring! Please find below the manifestos of your three presidential candidates:

Freya Bull: To borrow from Harry Potter, “Every headmaster and headmistress of Hogwarts has brought something new […] for without progress there will be stagnation and decay. There again, progress for progress's sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering. […] Let us move forward, then, into a new era of openness, effectiveness and accountability […]”

In all seriousness, I’ve really loved my time in the club so far, and I hope that if I became President I would be able to give something back to the club. I would work with the rest of the exec to continue to build on the good work of previous exec, and to keep the club the friendly welcoming place it currently is. In particular I would focus on boosting membership even further, and developing the skills of all our members (through coached pool sessions and arranging courses). Having been on the exec already this year, I feel like I already know much of what is necessary as part of the exec, allowing me to focus on improving the club and making it even better than it already is.

Ollie Tarrant: In the last couple of years I have had some of my best uni experiences within canoe club. I have always been actively involved within the club both on and off the water. Through my role as coaching secretary in Canoe and Treasurer on Canoe Polo I have developed a strong understanding of how the club runs and am experienced in organizing many aspects of the club whether it’s for finance, booking transport, coaching courses or even organizing a whole trip. I would like to help ensure that the club continues to run smoothly over the next year, and encourage another enthusiastic generation of fresher’s to join the club. If elected I plan to find a better option for the week 2 trip, rather than leam trip, that would better prepare people for fresher’s trip. I’m looking forward to another great year of awesome paddling, socials, pool sessions and more and I hope this is an experience I can ensure you all get to enjoy!

Sam Hennem: I’m a better paddler than I have ever been thanks to this club, and now I hope to repay my debt by guiding it through the next year as president. I won’t shake the budgie cage too much, as I think Sam and Gabs have run the club just right since I have been here, so will be following in their footsteps. Some things that I will change however:

  • BUCS Wild Water: We have several vastly talented white water paddlers, who could get canoe a few BUCS points, and with Warwick Uni, BUCS points = more funding!
  • New Term 2 trip: Since slalom died there’s a big gap in term 2 between trips, the perfect place to slot in a trip to the Yorkshire Dales! Or indeed somewhere more fun.
  • Top quality freshers fair stand: You can hardly breathe for GoPros in this club, at the freshers fair we would look fantastic showing off our vast amount of canoe footage, bringing in the freshers, who can keep the club alive for the next few years.
  • All curry socials to be at King Baba’s, Ali’s Golden Valley is to be blacklisted.

We have a framework of brilliant pool sessions, coaching, trips and socials to grow the club to be bigger and better than ever.

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Polo NewsPolo Core Training (week 21)Posted By: Stockton On: Thu 25th Feb, 2016 2:57am
Polo Core Training (week 21)
Just to enforce what was said on facebook:
Do you enjoy wallowing in your own sweat whilst a satanic women tells you to lift your knees higher?
If so, Core Training is for you!
Don't worry, the grueling experience is followed by a relaxing sauna session :)

It would be great to see some new faces there this week. 

When- 3.30pm Friday 26th February 

Where- Meet at the sports centre in you gym kit (or get there early and get changed)

Why?- Work Hard = Play Hard

Timings
We'll be starting at 3.30 sharp.
  1. 30min Ball Throwing
  2. 30min Interval Training
  3. 30min Core Training
  4. 30min Swimming
  5. 15min Sauna
Kit list
  • Trainers
  • Shorts/trackies
  • T-shirt
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water 
You can buy tickets on line or at the Sports Centre reception (ask for Metafit/Core on Friday) 
Tickets are £3.50.
It's fine if you cannot attend the whole session, the most important part is the Interval and Core Training from 4.00-5.00, try and make that part if nothing else.
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Canoe NewsWWSR coursePosted By: Ollie On: Wed 24th Feb, 2016 3:24pm
WWSR
Hi all. Do you want to learn some important safety and rescue skills for white water, or just fancy spending a weekend in Wales? If so then you should definitely be considering signing up to the White water safety and rescue course on the 12/13th March. (end of week 9). The course consists of a weekend of learning vital skills to ensure the safety of the club on future trips. The location will be in north Wales using a part of the river Tryweryn. Unfortunately there are only 6 spaces so sign up quick to avoid disappointment. The cost of the course will likely be around £60-80 depending on accommodation and how much we are able to subsidise the course. I know this is quite a lot but it is a very worthwhile course and is not to be missed. :)  Sign ups will go live at 4:30 tomorrow!
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Polo NewsPolo Leam Trip (week 21)Posted By: Stockton On: Mon 22nd Feb, 2016 3:51pm
PolLeam Trip (week 21)

The van is book and will arrive on time (fingers crossed) for this weeks Leam Trip, now that you're in your provisional BUCS teams it would be good to start to see you attending additional training together.

Sign ups are open: link

Also after the Leam session, Charlie will be running a kit fixing session in Leam, this will be a great opportunity for people to fixing all the boats they keep breaking!

When- 1.00pm Wednesday 24th February 

Where- Meet at the sports centre

Why?- Work Hard = Play Hard


Kit list
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Water shoes (flipflops, crocs etc)
  • Coat
  • Thermal layers if you have them
The trip will cost you £3.70 (return bus ticket to Leam)
Also we'll be charging £2 each for the van hire. 

As well as the normal help loading then van up before we leave it would be great to have help unloading the van after it has returned to campus.
Where possible please make yourself available to help unload the van after trips.  
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Polo NewsBig Team CurryPosted By: Stockton On: Sun 21st Feb, 2016 3:51pm
Big Team Curry
Calling everyone from the A's, B's, C's and Ladies!
(and everyone who's ever sat in a canoe)

To celebrate the forming of our teams and Mark Hadley's 30th Birthday (Congratulations Mark),we're going out for a club curry this coming Thursday at King Baba'z.

When- 7.30pm Thursday 27th February 

Where- King Baba CV31 3AE (Opposite TJ's in Leamington)

Why?- Why Not!

Could you please sign up ASAP to give us an idea of numbers for the table booking:
http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/trips/trip/377/

I hear that King Baba'z use a standard waiter service opposed to the 'proprietor shouting the menu out, one dish at a time, and asking for a show of hands' method which we're used to. 
As usual it's bring you own booze, the Coop down the road is usual a good place to pick up some cans.

If you're coming from campus, meet up at the bus stop around 6.45, get off at the Church opposite Robbins Well, walk towards Kelsey's, King Baba'z will be on your left opposite TJ's. If go under the railway bridge, you've gone too far. 
If you're coming from Leam I trust you can find the Curry house
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Polo NewsBUCS Teams 2016Posted By: Stockton On: Thu 18th Feb, 2016 12:43am
BUCS Teams 2016

The BUCS teams for 2016 are posted below.
If you are able to play make sure you sign up on the website by Sunday night or you will lose your spot on the squad.

BUCS will be taking place from Friday 15th to Sunday the 17th of April at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre, Doncaster.
If you’ve not had a mention but would like to play, get in contact with me ASAP and I’ll see if we can squeeze you in.
This teams are somewhat provisional so expect changes.
There is a chance that we won’t be able to enter a C-team.

BUCS teams 2016
A-Team
Baby
James
Jevon
Josh
Ben
Robbie -1
Anja *
Josie *

B-Team
Deema
Little Sam
Big Sam (C)
Nathan Ling
Hadyn 1+
Thom 1+
Arun
Luke Kershaw
Matt Barringer
Jeff *
Charlie *

C-Team (Not playing at BUCS)
Ollie Tarrant 1+ (C)
Ryan Truesdale
Tristan Byrne
Alex Townsend
Patrick Doherty *
David Miller
Euan Kendall
Ivan

Ladies Team
Lauren (C)
Anja * 
Josie
Emma
Jennie
Freja
Elsa
Elise
Charlotte

* Not sure they can play
1+ Potentially moving to a higher team.
1- Potentially moving to a lower team
(C) potential Captain

Attendance, performance and commitment to training have been monitored through the academic year and have all played a part in the decision making behind who makes in onto the squad.
They will continue to be monitored and will effect who makes the final cut for each team as we might not be able to take all of you to the event.

Well done to those who have applied themselves so far, keep up the hard work as we have some way to go.
We will be holding an Advanced Rules talk in the coming weeks to get you all up to speed with the rule changes and how things are played at BUCS.
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Canoe NewsCanoe Club ElectionsPosted By: Sam On: Tue 16th Feb, 2016 10:47am

Rumours abound about the end of an era… On Wednesday Week 8 (2/3/16) we will be holding our annual elections downstairs in the Robbins’ Well to decide who will be in charge of this mighty club next year. Proceedings will begin at 19:00 prompt so I would suggest you turn up a touch early to faff with drinks etc. The dress code is formal so please get suited and booted!

The positions are:

President – Organises and runs everything within the club.
Vice President – Supporting the President in organising and running everything within the club.
Treasurer – In charge of ensuring the club remains solvent and apportioning the budget.
Secretary – Takes the minutes of meetings and is in charge of ordering any club merchandise.
Kit Secretary – In charge of kit maintenance and purchasing.
Coaching Secretary – Organises coaching at pool sessions as well as any courses throughout the year.
Tour Secretary – Deals with everything Scotland.

Social sec (x2) [Joint with Canoe Polo]– Organising and running the weekly socials as well as post pool session pub trips during freshers.
Mediamonkey [Joint with Canoe Polo]– Keeping the website and social media up to date (talking to Tom Jin/Greg/Webbo if anything needs fixing!)

If you remain undecided whether to run or not, I would fully impel you to do so! Not only does it look good on your CV, being a part of the exec is the ideal way to voice your opinions on how the club is run (i.e. get minibuses that work!).  Without a committed, diligent exec the club will crumble and considering the plethora of positions available there is something suited to everyone. Warwick Canoe needs you!

 

If you are unsure of what any of the positions entail then please get in touch with me, or ask the current exec.

Once you have decided to run please let me know which position(s) you’re thinking of running for (preferably in writing so I don’t forget!). Then it is time to get creative. You need to come up with a canoe themed song (or poem or interpretive dance) as well as a joke, both of which will be performed on the night.

Additionally, if you are running for president then you will need to submit a short manifesto (200 word limit) detailing why you are the best candidate for the job. This needs to be emailed to me by midnight Wednesday week 7 (24/2/16). If you miss the deadline then your name will still be sent out, but with “No Manifesto Submitted” beneath it.

Please note, our elections will be held concurrently with the Canoe Polo club (you can hold positions on both execs!).

If you have any questions at all then don’t hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to seeing the products of your creativity!

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 Socials weeks 6-10Posted By: Jefff On: Mon 15th Feb, 2016 11:21pm
SOCIALS WEEKS 6-10

Hello all! Please consult this list of socials for the rest of term and sort your lives out!

Week 6 (Thursday 18 Feb (and Friday and Saturday!)): Real Ale
  • >120 beers, >50 ciders and fruit wines, Dr Busker, Hog Roast, drunken debauchery, chance of being named Jeff etc.
  • Wear any canoe stuff you have!
  • Meet at the Duck for dinner at 17.00 or the Copper Rooms at 18.00 for the start
  • £3.50 CASH entry (no tickets/membership needed - just pay at the door) 
Week 7: Polo Socials
  • Await spam from captains
Week 8 (Wednesday 2 Mar): Elections
  • You should all run for something!!
  • Canoe spam link
  • Robbins' Well downstairs: 19.00 for food, 20.00 for the start
Week 9 (Wednesday 9 Mar): POP!
  • BUY YOUR MOTHER TRUCKING CIRCLING TICKETS NOW!
  • Theme is SUPER HEROES/VILLAINS
  • Copper Rooms at 19.00
Week 10 (Friday 18 Mar): Pre-tour
  • Chillaxing at the Casa de Lauren/Christal - 38 Gordon Street
  • Meet at 19.00, BYOB and cash for pizza!
  • Kelsey's/Neon at some point after!
Lots of love Jeff + Alan xoxoxoxox
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Polo NewsKit fixing Week 21Posted By: Charlie On: Mon 15th Feb, 2016 1:46pm

Kit fixing Week 21

There is going to be a kit fixing week, this be done over a week where they be 3 events (maybe 4) where we be fixing the boat before BUCS.

Due the ability not be able to make large fix on pool side, we will do in my garage down in Lem

The people how went down to Pete kiting day your help would great needed, but everyone is welcome.

When:

Sunday 21/02 14:00 onward – This will be preparation of boat and starting of some resin

Wednesday 24/02 14:00 onward – This be finish preparation and completed resining.

Saturday 27/02 10:00 – 12:00 – Complete the repairs and replace bumpers and seats.

Wednesday 02/03 14:00 onward – Only if we do not complete or do get people for Saturday 

This 2 Wych elm drive, Leamington spa CV32 3QR

I be going form campus on each of thought days 40 mins before, and will be returning once finished. They be room for 4 people how live on campus if they want a lift.

It on the U12 or Uni bus that is on the sysdome route as I live on the bus

Please comment what day you can make

Regards

Charlie 

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Polo NewsPolo Core Training (week 20)Posted By: Stockton On: Mon 15th Feb, 2016 1:06am
Polo Core Training (week 20)
Core Training is back with a vengeance this Friday.
Slightly different timings from last session, see below.
If this is you're first time don't worry, it's well worth it and the Sauna at the end if fantastic :)

When- 3.30pm Friday 19th February 

Where- Meet at the sports centre in you gym kit (or get there early and get changed)

Why?- Work Hard = Play Hard

Timings
We'll be starting at 3.30 sharp.
  1. 30min Ball Throwing
  2. 30min Interval Training
  3. 30min Core Training
  4. 30min Swimming
  5. 15min Sauna
Kit list
  • Trainers
  • Shorts/trackies
  • T-shirt
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water 
You can buy tickets on line or at the Sports Centre reception (ask for Metafit/Core on Friday) 
Tickets are £3.50.
It's fine if you cannot attend the whole session, the most important part is the Interval and Core Training from 4.00-5.00, try and make that part if nothing else.
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Polo NewsPolo Leam Trip (week 20)Posted By: Stockton On: Thu 11th Feb, 2016 12:30pm
PolLeam Trip (week 20)

This week we ran Core Training instead of the normal Leam Tip due to a van booking error.
Next weeks Leam Trip (week 20), will be going ahead assuming we can get a van booked, failing that we'll run a Core Training session.

Sign ups are open: link

When- 1.00pm Wednesday 17th February 

Where- Meet at the sports centre

Why?- Work Hard = Play Hard


Kit list
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Water shoes (flipflops, crocs etc)
  • Coat
  • Thermal layers if you have them
The trip will cost you £3.70 (return bus ticket to Leam)
Also we'll be charging £2 each for the van hire. 

As well as the normal help loading then van up before we leave it would be great to have help unloading the van after it has returned to campus.
Where possible please make yourself available to help unload the van after trips.  

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 EY Cryptic Campus Competition Posted By: Thom On: Wed 10th Feb, 2016 9:15pm
EY Cryptic Campus Competition 

EY are running a competition which by winning could win one of the clubs a large amount of money!

Register with your uni email and pick one of the clubs for your points to count towards!! 

Have a go but do it quickly because the competition ends soon! 

If you get stuck check this out: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a7-Y52rd2sB2zQp5uUsn5NQIfOfemes6Ak35shzbX8Q/edit?usp=sharing 
I've completed it and and got all the answers for you! How nice of me!

Go do it! Win us money which I'm sure you will appreciate in the future!
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Polo NewsPolo Core Training (week 19)Posted By: Stockton On: Mon 8th Feb, 2016 2:24pm
Polo Core Training (week 19)

Unfortunately there has been a cock up with the van booking so we are running a alternative training session in the Sports Centre from 2.00.
Sign up so we can get an idea of numbers: link  

We'll be starting with 30min of ball throwing to get us warmed up, this will be followed by a 30min of interval training and then 30min of core training.
After this we'll have 30min of swimming to cool down, followed by 15min in the sauna.  

When- 2.00pm Wednesday 10th February 

Where- Meet at the sports centre in you gym kit (or get there early and get changed)

Why?- Work Hard = Play Hard

Kit list
  • Trainers
  • Shorts/trackies
  • T-shirt
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water 
We'll each need to buy a £3.50 ticket from the Sports Centre on Tuesday night to cover the instructor for the interval and core training.
Sauna is male only form 2.00pm not sure how strictly that is regulated but it could be a lads only affair :/
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 Pub Golf!Posted By: Jefff On: Fri 5th Feb, 2016 12:05pm
¡PUB GOLF!
Hype hype hype hype hype

Next Friday (12 Feb) is PUB GOLF! This is an intense night of drinking and merriment: you have 9 drinks from 9 different pubs which you have to drink in as few sips as possible (like golf, hence the name...)

Don't worry if you are not as hardcore as those in the club with a crippling alcohol dependency (who will remain unnamed). There will be different courses to match your intended level of drinking.

The costume theme is history:
  • 1st years: Tudors/ any middle ages ish England thing - I don't care
  • 2nd years: Vikings
  • 3rd/4th/Stockton/Hadyn: Greeks/Romans
  • Postgrads/Old Gits: Cavemen
We will be meeting at 18.30 in The Duck for dinner or 19.30 for the start of the course. Remember to bring a pen/your preferred writing implement so you can mark your scorecard (which will be provided).

Love Jeff and Alan
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 Lakes TripPosted By: Sam On: Sat 30th Jan, 2016 7:09pm

Good news! On the weekend of week 4 (5th-7th Feb) we shall be heading for some awesome paddling in the Lake District. 

Whilst intended as more of an intermediate trip, we will very much tailor it to the group coming (i.e. if you fancy it and have been on a trip before then please sign up!). It will cost £35 for all your transport, accommodation and kit hire. You will need to bring a sleeping bag and roll mat as well as warm clothes [not cotton!] for on the river and shoes you don't mind getting wet. 

As if that wasn't enough of a reason to come, we have also arranged to have a coach to run some 3* assessments. (Syllabus: link ) If you would like to do your 3* then this will incurr an additional cost (to be confirmed, probably about £15/£20) and you will need to sign up separately.

As per usual, if you sign up and then can't make it then, if we cannot fill your place, you will unfortunately still have to pay.

Sign ups for the trip will open at 14:30 on Monday 1st Feb, sign ups for 3* assessments will open at 14:45 on Monday 1st Feb.

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Canoe NewsPolo Leam Trip (Week 18)Posted By: Stockton On: Thu 28th Jan, 2016 6:29pm
PolLeam Trip (week 18)

We are straight back to Leam training next week.
This weeks session ran smoothly as the van turned up :)

Sign ups are open, it would be great so see some new faces there.
Don't worry, we'll be back in time for circling and Pop.      

When- 1.00pm Wednesday 3rd February 

Where- Meet at the sports centre

Why?- Work Hard = Play Hard


Kit list
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Water shoes (flipflops, crocs etc)
  • Coat
  • Thermal layers if you have them
The trip will cost you £3.70 (return bus ticket to Leam)

As well as the normal help loading then van up before we leave it would be great to have help unloading the van after it has returned to campus.
Where possible please make yourself available to help unload the van after trips.  

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 First aid coursePosted By: Ollie On: Fri 22nd Jan, 2016 2:35pm
First Aid Course

Hi all, would anyone be interested in doing an REC First aid course on the 27th/28th February. This is a great opportunity to learn valuable first aid skills which could be vital on a river trip. It's a very worthwhile weekend and will make you extremely useful on future canoe trips. more details can be found here link unfortunately this weekend does class with a Div3 regional polo event and a Warwick B's and ladies tournament and you would be unable to do both. Also the price stated in the website is £120 but as this course is run by Leam boat centre we will be able to subsidise this a bit. Very limited spaces available and we need to know if you're interested asap so if you are please comment below or email me on o.tarrant@warwick.ac.uk .
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Polo NewsPolo Leam Trip (Week 17)Posted By: Stockton On: Fri 22nd Jan, 2016 1:55pm
Polo Leam Trip (week 17)

Sorry about the fiasco with Leam Training this week, the van was booked and confirmed but never arrived...
Anyway, to the task in hand; we will be heading down to the Leam for a couple of hours of hard core paddling.

Lets see some really improvement in club fitness this term, we need to be fighting fit for the Cardiff and BUCS tournaments.
Fingers crossed BUCS get's it's act together so all our players are eligible to play for their respective teams.      

When- 1.00pm Wednesday 20th January

Where- Meet at the sports centre

Why?- Work Hard = Play Hard


Kit list
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Water shoes (flipflops, crocs etc)
  • Coat
  • Thermal layers if you have them

We will (hopefully) have cags for you to borrow.
The trip will cost you £3.70 (return bus ticket to Leam)

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Polo NewsRash VestsPosted By: Ollie On: Fri 22nd Jan, 2016 1:45pm
Exciting news everyone. Polo rash vests have arrived and the payment link is now live. Once you've paid for your rash vest you'll be able to collect it from Jennie smile emoticon They look awesome so you'll want to collect them quickly! link
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 Socials weeks 2-5Posted By: Jefff On: Mon 18th Jan, 2016 11:00am

SOCIALS WEEKS 2-5

We have loads of awesome socials coming up this term! For those of you who are feeling organised, here's a list of socials for the first half of term:

Week 2 (Thur 21 Jan): Barcrawl Thing

  • We will work our way down the parade towards Kelseys, doing lots of challenges along the way!
  • Meet at the Duke at 20.00

Week 3 (Thur 28 Jan): Laser Quest

  • 3 games of bullying small children for only £6
  • Meet at the campus bus stop at 18.00, Harvester at 18.45, and Cov Laser Quest at 20.00
  • SIGN UP BEFORE TUESDAY MIDDAY http://www.warwickcanoe.co.uk/site/trips/

Week 4 (Wed 3 Feb): POP!

  • BUY YOUR CIRCLING TICKETS NOW!! (and get your week 9 ones while you're at it)
  • Theme is Children's TV
  • Copper Rooms at 19.00 - lateness is a punishable offence (unless Jeff is the one who is late)

Week 5 (Fri 12 Feb): Pub Golf

  • 9 Pubs, 9 Drinks, 9% chance of alcohol-induced death
  • Theme is history: 
  • 1st years: Tudors
  • 2nd years: Vikings
  • 3rd+4th years: Greeks/Romans
  • Postgrads/Old gits: Cavemen
  • Time TBC

We will post more closer to the time but the important thing is to get your POP circling tickets for 3 Feb and 9 Mar and to sign up for laser quest ASAP!

Love Jeff and Alan

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 SwimmingPosted By: Thom On: Sun 17th Jan, 2016 5:11pm
SWIM TRAINING

Swim training as mentioned on facebook last week shall begin this week for those interested! 

Times for this week (18th-24th) are: Monday 3.15 - 4.30 ; and Thursday 2-3 (No wednesday because of Leam training).

All you will need is to turn up at the pool with costumes. You can bring goggles or other paraphernalia if you wish!

I have compiled my own training list as well as accepting several sets from the Surf Club!
These range in difficulty! Mine are somewhat more gentle, for people who wish to maintain a certain level of fitness, while the others look at muscle building and improving fitness!

All levels of swimming are welcome due to the range in sets! We can talk about what type of training people want to do when we're there, as well as organising ourselves into lanes!

So grab your goggles and I'll see you there!


p.s. due to monday times you can leave kit in the sports centre for canoe in the evening! And on thursday canoe is right afterwards anyway!

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 Lazer Quest!!Posted By: Jefff On: Fri 15th Jan, 2016 1:33pm
¡LASER QUEST! 

On Thursday Week 3 (28th Jan) we will be heading up to Cov for LASER QUEST!

For only £6 (+ a bus ticket) you will get 3 action-packed games of shooting small children/ grumpy old canoe folk. Make sure you bring your student ID!

We will also be eating at a nearby Harvester beforehand (and probably going the pub afterwards...)

Interested? Signups are up now! You have until TUESDAY 19th MIDDAY. This is because I need to confirm numbers with them. At this point you will have to commit to paying your £6 (shock! horror!) unless you can find someone else to replace you. 

Date: Thursday 28 Jan
Times: 6.00 @ campus bus stop, 6.45 @ cov skydome harvester, 8.00 @ cov lazer quest
Signups: link CLOSE TUESDAY 19 AT MIDDAY
Cost: £6 + bus ticket (+ food/booze)

P.S. Don't worry! There is a social next week - spam coming this weekend.
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 Polo Leam Trip (week 16)Posted By: Stockton On: Wed 13th Jan, 2016 12:25pm
Polo Leam Trip (week 16)

Once again we will be heading down to the Leam for a couple of hours of hard core paddling.
Hopefully we'll see some really improvement in club fitness this term with the Cardiff and BUCS tournaments at the end of term to look forward to.  

When- 1.00pm Wednesday 20th January

Where- Meet at the sports centre

Why?- Work Hard = Play Hard


Kit list
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Water shoes (flipflops, crocs etc)
  • Coat
  • Thermal layers if you have them

We will (fingers crossed) have cags for you to borrow.
The trip will cost you £3.70 (return bus ticket to Leam)

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 UMM CURRYPosted By: Alan On: Mon 11th Jan, 2016 1:12pm
Welcome back everyone hope you are all working hard! Our social this week is just a causal catch up curry at Ali's Golden Cuisine at 7 pm, Thursday 14th, followed of course by Kelseys :)
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 Scotland Tour 2016Posted By: Chris On: Thu 7th Jan, 2016 8:22pm

Legends speak of a tour, a Scotland tour. A tour that'll take place Sunday 20th to Monday the 28th of March (week 10/11/12). A tour costing between £200 and £250, including accommodation, transport, kit, a group meal and more!  A tour so formidable, we ask that you've been on a club trip beforehand (theres three happening this term if you haven't had the chance yet, details to follow). A tour that sprawls over two bunkhouses, first near Nethy Bridge, then on to Fort William. Also theres usually loads of kayaking and drinking (including kegs of Ale at the first bunkhouse!) and stuff and it's lots of fun.

This really is a once in a year opportunity, and you'll get the chance to paddle some of Scotland's most popular rivers, so save the dates, start budgeting, get excited, go on trips this term, and listen out for the sign ups early February. Let me know if you've any questions.

I hope you've all had nice breaks, see you soon!

 

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 POP and Skool Dayz datesPosted By: Jefff On: Mon 4th Jan, 2016 5:08pm
POP and Skool Dayz

NINJA EDIT: due to brilliant social organisation, i have just discovered Skool Dayz clashes with NSR so we will do a different social instead. Apologies to anyone who has already bought a ticket!

Hope you all had a fun and unproductive Christmas!
SU event tickets are now on sale so, for the organised ones, here are the tickets you need to get:

3 Feb (Week 4): POP - remember you want canoe circling tickets
9 Mar (Week 9): POP - circling again

More details will come closer to the time but you will want to get these ASAP before they sell out!

Jeff + Alan
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Polo NewsRules for Kit BorrowingPosted By: Charlie On: Sat 21st Nov, 2015 5:55pm

You must inform the kit sec, or failing that the president, before taking club kit.  You must identify the kit you are taking, when you are taking it and when it will be returned. Inform the exec before you take it.

The cost for training is £2.50 per boat and relevant kit and £5.00 for tournaments. This will go towards maintaining the boat.

You must clean the boat and kit if you have been to an outside event, and return it safely and in the same condition as when you borrowed it.

If you already have kit out, you may not remove any more kit from the pool. You may only borrow one boat and set of kit at a time.

The above conditions are in force from now on.

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Polo NewsNational and Regional teams 2015-2016Posted By: James Stockton On: Wed 19th Aug, 2015 7:47pm
National League Div 3 Open
James Stockton  
Madi McDonald   
James Anderson   
Jevon Adams          
Matt Clough
Ross (mercenary)
Reserves- Charlie, Rob and Olli

National League Div 2 Ladies- Playing with Cherwell Ladies
Emma Beaney         
Jennifer Stanford    
Lauren Gaines         
Freya     
 
Regional league- Team 1
Charlie
Oli
Tom Jin
Thom
Chris

Regional League- Team 2
Hayden Parker   
Mark H
Robert Howells    
Sam

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