Restarting Activities

Now that lockdown restricts are being eased we can make a start with resuming club activities.

Paddling for members with their own kit has restarted and we look forward – subject to government and British Canoeing guidance – on being able to fully reopen, use our new hut and introduce new people to paddling a little later in the summer.

Club members will be receiving regular updates about what sessions we are running. As soon as is feasible we will be running courses for the public, more information about these will be forthcoming shortly.

Paddling during lockdown 2

With a second lockdown upon us all Club paddling activities have been suspended. If you do wish to paddle please follow the Government and British Canoeing advice which can be found here:

The important points being that; the guidance issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Sport England confirms that recreational paddling is permitted within the government measures so long as you are:

  • On your own
  • With the people you live with (your household)
  • Your support bubble
  • On your own and with one person from another household – this could be a coach for 1:1 coaching

In addition as club members: 

  • Paddlers should restrict their paddlesport activities to environments which are well within their capabilities, alert friends and family to their activity and predicted return times and ensure they have a means to call for help, handy at all times.
  • If you do meet others on the water you should maintain social distancing (except in an emergency) and make sure you arrive and depart as your two. 

Press Release – Sport England / National Lottery Grant

In these difficult times Kingfisher Canoe Club is glad to be able to share some very welcome good news.

As you may be aware, planning permission was granted for our new club store/changing facility at Abingdon Lock last year. Over the last few months we have signed a lease for a new site with the Environment Agency and, just recently, have received the excellent news that we have been awarded a National Lottery / Sport England grant of £36,000!

Find more in the full press release here –