Canning River Canoe Club encouraging juniors to come for a paddle


Luke Egger, Tom Green and Tim Hyde enjoy canoeing.  Picture: Bruce Hunt  d464076
Luke Egger, Tom Green and Tim Hyde enjoy canoeing. Picture: Bruce Hunt d464076

YOUNG sportspeople keen to try paddling are encouraged to pick up an oar and start kayaking.

Based at Kent Street Weir, the Canning River Canoe Club is recruiting young people aged 11-14 to grow the junior club and join the existing 30 juniors currently training.

With boats at the ready, club president Christian Thompson said he had lofty hopes for the club.

“We believe that recreational and competitive sport are healthy ways of building mature and responsible citizens, developing leadership skills, providing social interaction and promoting full participation in society, while fostering a spirit of respect and conservation toward our environment,” he said.

“Our membership age ranges from 10 to 70; you’re never too old to learn to paddle and we offer a wide range of activities and canoeing disciplines to try.”

Mr Thompson said there was a fleet of boats and training would commence on Tuesday afternoons, at a date to be determined.

“If you’re up for it, our aim is to have juniors participating in the State titles within their first year,” he said.

No paddling experience is necessary and the six-week introductory program is fully funded.

Register interest by sending an email with your name and age and your parents’ contact details to christia@iinet.net.au or call Christian on 0417 956 988.

Find more information at www.canningriver.canoe.org.au.