WCA AFFILIATED CLUBS

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North Wales

Snowdonia Canoe Club (Cymdeithas Canw Eryri) - c/o Jane Prosser & Kathryn Sawyers, c/o 1 Victoria St, Bangor LL57 2HD - 01248 364632 / 715425 - kathryn_jane74@hotmail.com: www.snowdoniacanoeclub.co.uk  - The club draws members from Anglesey and Gwynedd. We meet on Monday Eves. at Plas Menai during the winter and at various locations around the coast in the summer. There are monthly all day sea, open boat and river paddles throughout the year. The club has a strong training commitment. We are interested in kayaking, canoeing, surf and sea touring We can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities and can offer coaching through the medium of Welsh.

Colwyn Canoe Club - c/o Mrs S R Preece - 01745 540338 - sianpreece@hotmail.com: www.canoecolwyn.org.uk - Activities include kayaking, open canoe, sea kayaking and canoe polo. Summer meets (May-Sep) Sat 6-8pm Rhyl Marine Lake and Sun 4-6pm. Also sea and river paddles. Winter (Sep-May) 07/08 still to be finalised. Links with Sport Conwy, Rhos on Sea Yacht Club, Snowdonia & Llanrwst Canoe Clubs. Can accommodate people with disabilities.

Dyffryn Conwy Paddlers - c/o Penny Wingfield, Coed Lyn, Rowen, Conwy LL3 8YL - 01492 650989 - penny@dmxl.co.uk - www.dcpaddlers.co.uk - Meet every Tuesday eve and alternate Sat. mornings to paddle Conwy. Trips to other venues. Marathon type boats used. Racing and recreational members. Some white water racing. Interested in general recreation, sprint, marathon, WWR. Can accommodate people with disabilities.

Welshpool Canoe Club - c/o Ian Theedam - ian.theedam@tesco.net - 01938 810532 www.welshpoolcanoeclub.org.uk - Recreational club with main focus on touring local mid-Wales rivers. Coaching / practice sessions Flash Leisure Ctr, Welshpool, (Winter) - beginners welcome. Mainly adult club but junior members encouraged. We have first language Welsh speakers amongst our members.

Aber Kayakers - Collette Spooner - 01974 241526 - bob-collette-isfryn@talktalk.net - Winter pool sessions Sun.eve. 5-6pm Plas Crug Leis. Ctr. (Winter), & alternate Wed 7.30-9.30pm. Summer eve. meets Thurs. 6.30pm Full programme of weekend activities throughout the year. Interested in sea & river touring, open canoeing, kayaking, slalom, WWR, polo & surf. Can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities.

Llangollen Canoe Club - c/o Janet Jones, janet@sunnydale73.freeserve.co.uk - 01978 842713 - Based in Llangollen & meet every Wed. during summer on Dee. Courses have also started to be run on Tues. due to popular demand. During the winter, pool sessions are held at Chirk Leis. Ctr. Interested in kayaking, freestyle & general recreation. Can accommodate beginners. This is a very active club that also meets upon weekends to paddle together.

Mold Canoe Club - c/o Denise Fauset, 29 Golftyn Lane, Connah’s Quay, Flintshire CH5 4BH - Meets during summer at Sandy Lane, Chester and during winter at Connahs Quay pool. Slalom sessions are all year round either at Mile End Mill, Llangollen, or Chester. The club also does a number of leisure activities. Polo sessions are run in the pool, presently during the winter. Can accommodate beginners.

Llanrwst Canoe Club - c/o Helen Webber : 01492 650684 : keith@nwts.wanadoo.co.uk - Meet Mon. eves. Sept. to May, Llanrwst swimming pool - 7.30-8.15 Juniors, 8.15-9pm Adults. June-August meet Monday eves. at various outdoor venues, eg Llyn Geirionydd 6.30pm. Rolling session Plas y Brenin 6.30pm every 3rd Friday of month (limited numbers, prebook with club). Regular river trips in North Wales and occasional weekend trips elsewhere. Can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities. We have first language Welsh speakers amongst our members, including some Welsh speaking instructors. Interested in kayaking, canoeing, freestyle, river touring, surf & general recreation

Dee Valley Racers - c/o Leesa McConnachie, Treetops, Fron Isaf, Chirk, Wrexham LL14 5AH - 01691 774519 - leesa@fron-isaf.freeserve.co.uk - Slalom training group based around Llangollen.

Cybi Kayakers - c/o Rhian Tildesley, 1 Yr Erw, London Rd, Holyhead LL65 2PT - miketildesley@yahoo.co.uk - 01407 762840 - Newly established kayak club on Anglesey. Main areae of activity sea & surf kayaking. Meet twice a week - 1 pool session and 1 surf/whitewater session. Home waters Holy Island, 4 Mile Bridge, & SW Anglesey. Interested in kayaking, sea and river touring, WWR, surf and general recreation. Can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities. First language Welsh speakers amongst membership, including some Welsh-speaking instructors.

Bala Canoe Club - c/o Sally Jones, Glanmorfa, Llanelltyd, Dolgellau - glanmorfa_uk@yahoo.co.uk - 01341 421222

Alun School Canoe Club - Wrexham Road, Mold - c/o A Bowyer

Ysgol y Grango School CC - Vinegar Hill, Rhos, Wrexham LL14 1EL

Bangor Uni. CC, c/o AU President, Students Union, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2TH

The Anglesey ‘A’ Team, c/o John Fox-Russell, Trefonen House, Beach Road, Gorad, Valley LL65 3BW

Clwb Antur Glaslyn Adventure Club, c/o Tracey Evans, Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig, Conwy LL24 0ET

1st Penycae Scout Group, c/o Gerry Kellett, Dunmore, Church St, Penycae, Wrexham LL14 2RL

South West Wales

Tawe Kayak Club - John Gravelle - 01792 418213 - john@tawekayak.org.uk - From Sep. to June, meet at Morriston Leis. Ctr Tues 8-9pm and Ystradgynlais Leis. Ctr Fri. 8.30-9.30pm. During summer, meet at Caswell Fri. at 6.30pm. Can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities. Interested in kayaking, freestyle, polo, surf, sea and river touring & general recreation. Can offer coaching sessions in Welsh language.

Gwendraeth Valley Paddlers - Hilary Foster - 01267 221276 - In winter, meet alternate Weds. eves. in Carmarthen Leisure Pool. In summer, meet alternate Weds on Towy River. Summer weekends, surfing & sea touring around Pembrokeshire. Winter weekends, variety of rivers, indoor polo sessions. Interested in kayaking, open canoeing, freestyle, polo, surf, sea and river touring and general recreation. Can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities and can offer coaching sessions in both English and Welsh.

Pembrokeshire Paddlers - Rob John - 01646 687662 - robjohn35@aol.com - Meet Tues, May to Sept., Warrior Way, Pembroke Dock. Sessions on Daugleddau. Start at 6.30pm. Sep to May, Pembroke Leis. Ctr, Tues. 8-10pm. Home waters Daugleddau & Pembrokeshire coast. Base - South Quay, Castle Pond, Pembroke. Interested in kayaking, polo, surf, sea and river touring & general recreation. Can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities.

Llandysul Paddlers, c/o Llandysul Paddlers Canoe Centre, Pont Tyweli, Llandysul, Carms. SA44 4AA - 01559 363209 www.llandysul-paddlers.org.uk - Club sessions: Llandysul pool Sun. 12-1pm; River Teifi - (Summer) Mon, Tues, Thurs. Fri. 6-8pm. Interested in slalom, freestyle, surf, river touring & general recreation. Can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities.

Llandovery Rapid Riders - Mary Thurgate - 01550 720225 - Home waters River Towy. Club sessions Thurs. Llandovery Pool. Interested in slalom, open canoeing, surfing, polo, sea & river touring & general recreation. Many junior members. Compete at Slalom and polo competitions. We have first language Welsh speakers amongst our members and can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities, although no special equipment is available.

Narberth Canoe Club, c/o Raz Sykes-Wilkes - 01834 869464 - Summer - meet Sat. fortnightly - sea / surf; Fri. fortnightly - Polo training. Winter (Sep - April) - Wed 8-9.30pm club sessions x 3; Fri. 7-8.30pm Polo training x 3; monthly - outdoor paddle - sea / surf / river. Home waters - Pembs. coast, Afon Cleddau. Interested in kayaking, canoeing, polo, surf, sea and river touring and general recreation. Can accommodate beginners and may be able to accommodate people with disabilities. Links with GVP, Pembs. Paddlers, Llandysul, Haverfordwest canoe clubs and Twr y Felin centre.

St David’s Kayak Club, c/o Colin Holness, Glasfryn, Square and Compass, Mathry, Pembrokeshire SA62 5JJ - 01348 831603 - Active in an ad hoc basis. Interested in kayaking, surf and sea touring. Can accommodate beginners.

Haverfordwest Kayak Club, c/o Phil Williams, 01834 860461 - philip.williams@pembrokeshire.gov.uk - Meet weekly (currently Monday) for club nights at various locatins around Pembs. coast in summer and at Haverfordwest swimming pool in winter. Other activities are organised at weekends or evenings, epending on weather conditions and the availability of coaches. Interested in kayaking, surf, sea & river touring and general recreation. Can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities.

Amman Valley Paddlers, c/o Craig Jones - 01267 275375 : cjones@ammanvalleypaddlers.co.uk: www.ammanvalleypaddlers.co.uk - Meet during school term at Ammanford Leis. Ctr Mon. 9pm. During summer hols. surfing sessions are various locations. Various river trips throughout year. Interested in river touring, freestyle, kayaking, polo, surf & general recreation. Compete in Polo League. Links with Llandysul and Llandovery canoe clubs. Can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities. We have first language Welsh speakers amongst our members including some Welsh speaking instructors.

Aberavon CC, c/o Harry Worth, 79 Windsor Village, Baglan, Port Talbot SA12 7EY - 01639 779733 - email:harold.worth@ntlworld.com - Club sessions Afan Lido Leis. Ctr Thurs. 7.30-9.30pm (winter), Aberavon Beach Thurs. 6-9pm (Summer).

Celtic Coast Sea Kayakers - Tasker Milward School, Haverfordwest SA61 1EQ

Dyfed Army Cadet Force, c/o Major Malcolm E Evans, HQ Dyfed ACF, TA Centre, Murray St, Llanelli

Coedcae Canoe Club, Coedcae School, Trostre Rd, Llanelli SA15 1LJ

South East Wales

Cardiff Canoe Club - Susanne Nind - susanne@nind.wanadoo.co.uk - 02920 851014 - Expanding club with paddlers covering all age groups and abilities. We meet on Tues. at Splott Pool for beginners and youngsters and on Wed. Eves. for teenagers and the more advanced. We organise trips for both river and sea paddling. Home waters Taff, Rhondda, Usk. New members welcome, although numbers restricted in pool. Can accommodate people with disabilities. Interested in kayaking, canoeing, surf, sea and river touring and general recreation.

Cardiff Bay Kayakers, c/o Paul Sander, 142 Parc Bryn Derwen, Llanharan, Pontyclun, CF72 9TX - 01443 239067 - psander@uwic.ac.uk - CBK meets for organised training Sat. 9am. at Channel View, Jim Driscoll Way, Cardiff throughout the year. During summer months, we also meet there on Thurs. eve. 6pm. We train on the River Taff, Cardiff Bay and River Ely out of Cardiff Bay. Whilst the club is a flat water racing club, we welcome members who enjoy paddling on flat water. Interested in sprint and marathon racing. Can accommodate beginners and may be able to accommodate people with disabilities.

Dragon Paddlers - Secretary:Hywel Jones, 17 Orchard Castle, Y Ddraenen, Caerdydd CF14 9BA - 029 20 625064 email:hywelm.jones@talk21.com: www.dragonpaddlers.org.uk - A family oriented club but with active adult paddlers too. We hold fun pool sessions at Fitzalan high school Saturdays 3.30-5.00pm (during school term) and run frequent river, sea and surf trips. We regularly paddle on the Wye, Taff, Usk, Rhodda Fawr in the Beacons. We have first language Welsh speakers amongst our members and can accommodate beginners.

Aberfan Canoe Club - c/o Tony Griffiths - 01443 413122: tony@griffith369.orangehome.co.uk - Club night Aberfan Community Ctr., Fri.7-10pm. Home waters rivers Wye, Usk, Taff, Gower. Interested in polo, surf, marathon, open canoe, kayak, sea and river touring and general recreation. We have first language Welsh speakers amongst our members and can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities. Senior & Junior sections.

Bridgend Canoe Club - c/o Tim Morris, 22 Ysbryd-y-Coed, Pen-y-Fai, Bridgend CF31 4GF - 01656 657043 - sirromtim@aol.com - www.bridgendcanoeclub.co.uk - Regular pool sessions Pencoed Rec.Ctr, Wed.8-10pm. Home waters River Ogmore. Interested slalom, polo and river touring, surf & general recreation. We have first language Welsh speakers amongst our members and can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities.

Croesyceiliog Canoe Club - Ian Rogers - ian.slim@btopenworld.com - Pool sessions Thurs. 7.30-9.30pm NISV, Newport. Interested in kayaking, canoeing, slalom, polo, surf, lifeguards, sea and river touring. Can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities.

Afan Valley Paddlers - Alun Thomas, c/o 52 Park View, Maesteg CF34 9SG - 01656 810409 - alun-thomas@supanet.com - Glyncorrwg Ponds - evenings from 17.00 April-Oct. Interested in polo, kayaking, surf & general recreation. Can accommodate beginners.

Dragon Canoe Club - c/o Hywel Whitaker, Canolfan, Windmill Lane, Cowbridge, CF72 7HX - 07785 371706 - Canoe Polo club with both Welsh and English speakers.

Wye Bother Canoe Club & Lifeguard Unit - 01633 668667 / 07834 833189 : info@wyebother.org: www.wyebother.org - Meet throughout summer at Llandegfedd Reservoir. River trips on Wye / Usk / Taff area and surf trips. Interested in river touring, kayaking, canoeing, general recreation and canoe lifeguards. Strong links with BCU Lifeguards. Beginners welcome and kayak coaching sessions in Welsh can be arranged. Can accommodate people with disabilities. Senior & Junior sections (Blades Junior CC).

Monmouth Canoe Club, c/o Brian Frost 01600 713633 - http://monmouth-canoe-club.org - Pool sessions Monmouth swimming pool 6.30pm-7.30pm Sunday (Winter); summer sessions - Wye Sun. 3.45pm. Can accommodate beginners.

SwiftWater 2000 Search & Rescue Unit, c/o Simon Fairless, 6 Greenwood Drive, Henllys, Cwmbran NP44 6EA - 07010711945 - email: lifeguard@swiftwater2000.co.uk - Home waters Wye, Usk, Severn, Llwyd. Club sessions Sun.10.30-4.30pm. Lifeguard unit. Can accommodate beginners.

Rhondda Paddlers, c/o Matthew Free : 07795 391668 : matt.free@sky.com - Family club meeting during term-time at Porth Commun. School pool Tues.7-9 and on local waters eg Taff, Rhondda, Usk, Wye & various ponds / lakes. Main areas of activity river touring, open canoeing, kayaking, surf & gen. recreation. Beginners & more advanced paddlers welcome.

Ebbw Vale Canoeing Club, c/o Jon Kivell - 01495 711816 : parcbrynbach@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk - Meet Wed. 8-10pm Ebbw Vale Leis. Ctr. The centre is used to coach basics to 1 star. Regularly take more competent paddlers out on day trip on local rivers and to North Wales. Less competent paddlers are taken to Bryn Bach Parc lake. Interested in kayaking, sea and river touring, freestyle, polo and surf. A range of kayaking takes place with river runs i the winter and surfing in the summer.

Glam Boaters, c/o Kevin Gutteridge - 07980 541921 - Club meets at Easton Leis. Centre, Cardiff, Mondays 7-8pm & 8-9pm (Juniors); Wednesdays 8-9.30pm. Home waters - Taff, Rhondda, Usk & Wye. Interested in kayaking, open canoeing, freestyle, surf, sprint racing, river touring and general recreation. Can accommodate beginners & people with disabilities.

Glasbury Paddlers, c/o Peter Mayall, Hillbury, Glasbury, Hereford HR3 5NS - 01497 847181 - Club meets every Tues. evening 6.30pm at Glasbury on River Wye during May-Sept. for paddling skills, paddle power for junior members and star awards etc. Winter weekend whitewater river trips. Swimming pool sessions on Tues. eves. Oct - April, usually at Riverside Caravan Park indoor pool Bronllys. Interested in kayaking, canoeing, surf, river touring & general recreation. Can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities.

Brecon Canoe Club, c/o Liam Hosie, 8 Camden Rd, Brecon LD3 7BU 01874 625184 - membership@breconcanoeclub.org.uk - www.breconcanoeclub.org.uk - Family-friendly club. Summer - meet Wed. eves, Brecon Promenade. Pool sessions some Saturday evenings, Brecon Leis. Ctr. Flat water and white water touring, kayak and canoe. Training for adults and youngsters. Home waters Usk, Wye, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal Can accommodate people with disabilities. Interested in kayaking, canoeing, river touring & general recreation.

Yat Racers, c/o Dave Wakeling, 6 Granville St., Monmouth NP25 3DR - 01600 714275

Maesteg Canoe Club, c/o Kelvin Burke, 2 Catherine Street, Aberavon SA126AZ.
Tel: 07773323367 Website
http://www.maestegcanoeclub.co.uk
Email nikkidowie@hotmail.co.uk

Atlantic College Lifeguard Service - Sec: Nick Janvier, Atlantic College, St Donats, Llantwit Major CF6 9WF

Bay Canoe Club - Secretary: S Aldridge. 13 St Gildas Rd, Heath, Cardiff - 01222 692108

Blades CC Cwmbran (junior club), c/o Steve Thomas, Torfaen Youth Service, The Settlement, Trosnant St, Pontypool NP4 8AT

Monmouth School CC, c/o David Kingsley Jones, Monmouth School, Almshouse St, Monmouth NP5 3XP

Newtown Scout Group, c/o Mrs H Kelly, 186 Garthowen, Newtown SY1 1JS

Bryn Celynnog Comp. Canoe Club, c/o M Sallam, Penycoedcae Rd, Beddau, Pontypridd CF38 2AE

Caerphilly Adventure Group, c/o David Williams, 3 Stanley St, Blackwood NP2 1PT

UW Cardiff Canoe Club, c/o Louise Powell, Cardiff Uni. Athletic Union, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3QN

 

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