Overview of 2021
How did we do?……… 2021 was a trying year for everyone, we set ourselves some ambitious targets to motivate recovery from Covid-19, however, we went back into lockdown and 2021 was another difficult year, but we still did some amazing things!
Pictures from 2021
We try and capture the fun of our activities and some other related pictures, please do feel free to send us pictures to use, you can email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
An Award for Engagement The main public event in December was winning British Canoeing’s Engagement award, but a lot of work was going on in the background preparing for 2022.
Engagement Club of the Year
Congratulations to everyone British Canoeing has awarded the prize for engagement 2021 to Neal Underwood of The Sharks, however, as he says this is a team effort and we should all take pride in what we as a club have achieved,
This is how we did in 2021 As restrictions were lifted we were able to get back to competition, in all we attended 11 events during teh year, most of which were slalom.
Money Raised in 2021 Being part of the wider community is an important part of The Sharks ethos, and we want to be involved in charity work, supporting others, one of the best ways we can do this is by supporting out members who are trying to raise money for good causes.
Winter has arrived 6th December 2021 The weather has certainly turned a bit colder, but we are still paddling at Harefield, Harlesden, and Southall and look forward to preparing for an exciting 2022.
Look who came to Visit
Members of the British Slalom Team Bradley Forbes-Cryans and Ben Haylett took a break from training on Sunday to come and help out at The Sharks Slalom session at Harefield on Sunday.
2021 Final Slalom Rankings
Well done everyone In what has been the longest slalom season ever, we have had some fantastic results in what has been a difficult time. Well done to everyone involved.
Another Good Month As we now move into our Winter programme, let’s take a look at what we achieved in October 2021
Quietly getting on with things Not a headline shattering month but none the less a lot going on in the background, helping us build on our achievements.
It almost feels Normal We have had a very busy August, as you may have seen from recent posts: 15th August and 31st August, people want to be active, now we need to build on that success.
Another Week, Another 508 people
A new weekly high In the seven days culminating with the Bank Holiday Monday, we had 508 different people coming to try paddling with The Sharks, we had though we had done well with 412!
One Week – 412 Paddlers
A Week in August with The Sharks Last week The Sharks has 412 different people on the water trying kayaking, we think that is a pretty amazing statistic and would like to thank all our staff and paddlers for making that happen.
A Mixed-Up Month July proved to be a mixed moth for The Sharks, but as always we have risen to the challenge and the Club continues to grow and reach more people.
Standing up to Racism The Sharks are proud to be supporting the people of Southall in standing up to Racism
An Active Month After all the uncertainty of the past year and a half, we enjoyed a month of activity across all sections. Well done to all involved.
Social Media Boycott
This weekend In keeping with many other sports clubs and governing bodies, we are boycotting Social Media platforms this weekend, due to the inaction by those platforms to stop abuse of people via their platforms.
Back to Activity The bleak Winter days started to give way to some Spring sunshine and some hope as Covid-19 restrictions began to be eased and some activities could be resumed.
Recreation and Family Fun Sessions 2021 The National Trust’s Osterley Park, is the ideal place for a day out with the family and a chance to kayak on the lake in boats that are ideal for beginners, for families and so much fun. For more information call 07951 770241 or email: email@example.com.
We Are Back!
Paddling has Resumed Again At all four of The Sharks Sites, Harefield, NW10 (Harlesden/Park Royal), Osterley and Southall. Come and join the fun.
Another Month in Lockdown Another month most of us would rather forget, however , there are a few thing start went on in Sharkland.
Countryfile comes to Harefield
And more specifcally to The Sharks The Sharks are entering into a partnership with the Colne Valley Regional Park, to help clear Floating Pennywort from the Colne Valley and the BBC’s Countryfile Programme were interested to know all about it.