News and Reports
We are Back! Although we have a long way to go till we are fully open, after being locked down it is good that our existing paddlers have been able to get out on the water, hopefully July will see more action and more paddlers.
Extra Sessions in NW10
Thursdays 4pm and 5pm Due to demand we are adding an extra session at our Harlesden/Park Royal site, this is still limited and running under restrictions from Covid-19, but please do contact us and get active.
Yes, Harefield is where GB paddlers are training through Covid-19 The Sharks home at Harefield is the place GB paddlers are training, whilst other facilities are shut due to Covid-19.
Let Us Look Ahead The dates for National Sprint Regattas have been announced for 2021, this may seem a long time off, but it gives us something positive to look forward to at this difficult time.
Sport England – Thank You
Covid-19 Support The Sharks would like to thank Sport England for a donation of £1,000 to help us through the difficult circumstances created by Covid-19 pandemic.
2020 Ranking Slalom Season to End
No More Ranking Events This Year Sadly, but understandably the British Canoeing’s Slalom Committee has announced that there will be no more ranking events staged in 2020, due to Covid-19.
Just How Fast Can You Go Canoe Sprinting is about making the boat go as fast as you can on flat water normally over distances of 200 metres or 500 metres.
We are Southall
Well Done and Thank You to Everyone Involved The Sharks are proud to be part of the Southall Community and we are proud of the Southall Community.
London Youth Virtual Games
8th June – 4th July As this years London Youth Games have had to be cancelled, the organisers are organising a Virtual Games, for more information visit their website, details of how to get involved are here London Youth Games Launch Virtual Games
Not a Month we will want to Remember May usually one of our busiest months, and this year was the warmest May ever, but opportunity and activity were on hold due to the Coronavirus.
Opening up in Southall
Havelock Sessions Start on Tuesday 9th June In keeping with our plan to re-open post Covid-19 lockdown, we will resume sessions at Havelock Road in Southall on Tuesday 9th June at 5pm.
Opening Up in NW10
Harlesden/Park Royal Sessions to start on Thursdays In keeping with our plan to re-open post Covid-19 lockdown, we are now running sessions at NW1o at 4pm and 5pm on Thursdays.
Pushing Yourself to the Limit Long Distance Racing in canoes and kayaks takes a number of forms, but it is exhilarating, tactical, fun and rewarding. At entry level races are just a few kilometres on flat water.
Opening Up at Harefield
Harefield Sessions to resume on Mondays and Wednesdays In keeping with our plan to re-open post Covid-19 lockdown, we will resume sessions at Harefield on Monday 8th June at 5pm.
2019/20 Wild Water Racing Season to End
Current standings to be final Rankings Due to Covid-19, the Wild Water Racing Committee has decided to end the current season (2019/20) with immediate effect.
New kit for 2021
Our Sprint and Marathon Teams will be wearing new kit for 2021 We also have some new kit available for general wear as Slaloms, River Races as well as for Racing. Take a look and let us know what you want.
Charity Event – Please Help
Hope in Southall The Sharks are supporting Hope for Street Homeless in Southall and are asking you to make a donation via their website.
Our Top Easyfundraisers
The People who are saving The Sharks Money So far people subscribing to Easyfundraising, the fundraising app that earns money when you shop online, but does not cost you a penny has raised £199.11.
Join in the Fun and the Exhilaration of Canoe Slalom! The Sharks have a thriving Canoe Slalom section, operating from our base in at Troy Lake near Harefield.
Re-Starting Paddling – Updated June 1st 2020
What Next? The first tentative steps have been taken by the Government to re-open England for business and recreation, but there is along way to go. The Current status of canoe-sport is on our Covid-19 page.
Covid-19 – A Statement – Updated June 2nd 2020
Coronavirus Policy We are now opening training sessions to existing members
What Can We Say? Normally at this time of year we have lots to report, lots of events, sessions and activities going on, but Sadly April 2020 is probably a month that will stay with us for a long time, for all the wrong reasons.
United Nations Sports Climate Action Framework
The Sharks have Signed up The Sharks are proud to announce that we are the first Canoe Club to sign up as a Participants in the United Nations; Sports for Climate Action Framework.
Warm Up Exercises for Paddlers
Let’s Get Moving From our Slalom Coach Rick Moore, for those of you missing your regular fix. A short video of hime going through some simple warm up exercises which are suitable for all, so let’s get moving.
London Youth Games Cancelled
But Lets Us Build for 2021 Sadly but inevitably the London Youth Games have had to be cancelled for 2020, The Sharks have had some success in the LYG in the past picking up medals in both Slalom and Sprint.
Ealing Sports Awards 2020
Nominate Now Nominations are now open for the 2020 Ealing Sports Awards.
Well for The Sharks, with your help At this difficult time, more people than ever are shopping online.
Let’s Get Active #thesharkschallenge After two weeks of lockdown, we need to look at how we can be active. Exercise options are restricted, but we hope that you are getting out for your permitted daily exercise.
A Very Strange Month March 2020 is a month very few of us will ever forget, but not everything was bad, in fact the start was very good.
The Plans, The Ideas For a long-time now The Sharks have been looking for a “home of our own” and a base in Southall has been key to where we want to be.
A Home of our Own
Work goes on behind the closed doors We have for sometime been working on a project to establish a home of our own in Southall on Havelock, whilst we may not be able to paddle at the moment, work has been on-going for some time, seeking funds, getting planning permissions and preparing the site.
Shepperton Results March 2020
Great Start for Shark Paddlers Shark paddlers got off to a good start at Shepperton Division 2 Slalom, picking up a number of medals over the two days of racing.
Stone Slalom Results March 2020
Go Emily … 13-year-old Emily Potts entered her first slalom at Stone in Staffordshire, she has been training with The Sharks over Winter and won her first event on Saturday, the Ladies’ K1 event.
Matlock Race Results – March 2020
Great Days Racing for Ally Judge Ally Judge was racing in her first race as a veteran and was the first Vet in the race and also there first Wavehopper overall.
By The Canal – March 202
Regeneration News from Southall A report in the Southall Village Newsletter about our popular sessions at Havelock.
Good Luck at Matlock WWR
Ally Judge is racing this weekend Ally Judge is racing ladies’ K1 at Matlock Wild Water Race this weekend and we wish her the best of luck.
Sunday 15th March
Sessions Cancelled Please note that Shark Training Sessions on Sunday 15th March have been cancelled, this is because our coaches are involved in supporting paddlers at competitive events.
Good Luck at Shepperton and Stone
Our Slalom Season Starts And we have paddlers racing at two events next weekend on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March and we have coaches at both events supporting our paddlers.