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Hi I wondered if you could list our 2 kayaks that were stolen some time over the weekend of Saturday 27th April 2013 from Upton in Chester.
1 x Liquid Logic Remix 79 in neon pink and
1 x Dagger nomad 8.1 in Orange
If anyone is offered these kayaks for sale I would be really pleased if you could contact me, the Remix is particularly noticeable given it's colour.
Cubs Try Paddling
The Monday Evening sessions at Austin Rawlinson Pool over the last 2 weeks have accommodated 24 Cub Scouts from the 25th Picton St Stephens Troop based in Lance Lane, Wavertree. (Age range 8-10 yrs.)
They all commenced with the swim across the pool, no encouragement needed there. With them all kitted out in small buoyancy aids and a quick demo of how to get out if you tip up they were off and paddling round.
They were introduced to the basics of paddling and mastering boat turns. FOA members had not seen so many paddlers keen to capsize. Following the word they all capsized at the same time, an amazing sight while parents watched on from the balcony. One minute they were there next minute there were only boat bottoms and emerging smiley faces alongside the boats, all the cubs and leaders enjoying themselves.
A lively lot but also a comment from a club member how well behaved they were.
The youngsters finished off with a ball game which inevitably turned to scoring in the canoe polo nets. We could see Mr M taking a note for the 2015 season!
Thanks goes to FOA Paddlers that turned out to help, to 10 yr old Santanam for demonstrating how to paddle using the blades. He was later eagerly watched by the Cubs as he joined in the Canoe Polo session and scored to the delighted cheers from the Cubs, some of them his school class mates.
Also thanks go to the Scouting team for their support and for encouraging their youngsters to try paddling -Joe, Andrew, Jo e and Graham. The 2013 season welcomes 25th Picton to FOACC as an affiliated group and hope to see them also at the outdoor venues.
24th Liverpool International Canoe Polo Tournament
Please accept this as an invitation to come and join us in this our
24th Year of the Canoe Polo Internationals here in Liverpool
After our return last year we are more than pleased that we are able to continue to run our event at the renowned World Heritage site the Albert Dock.
The event is run over a 4 pitch facility and caters for all ability levels. Dependent on the interest and entry level we shall run leagues for Ladies, Open, Youth U 18 on or after 1st May 1994 and U16 s on or after 1st May 1996 with separate class prizes.
Whilst costs will apply for parking at the venue and the use of our campsite those fees will be kept to the minimum and only reflect what we have to cover.
The Albert Dock facility has always been and even more so now an excellent opportunity to showcase our sport. With the Liverpool One shopping precinct within sight we expect to generate a lot of interest. Whilst the programme has yet to be published we expect there will be a number of other events running in the Albert Dock and its surrounds over the weekend.
FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR SOME YEARS OUR EVENT RUNS UNDER AND AS PART OF THE RE VAMPED MERSEY RIVER FESTIVAL, SO YOU CAN EXPECT A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT AND VARIED BOTH QUAYSIDE AND ON WATER ACTIVITIES AND COMPLIMENTERY EVENTS RUNNING OVER THE WEEKEND.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL HERE IN LIVERPOOLJUNE 8TH and 9TH 2013
The Club would like to Congratulate Mike Moffit on his recent (last Saturday) National award presented by
British Canoe Union for his 'Outstanding Contribution to Paddlesport' link to photo
This was announced at the BCU 75th Anniversary Dinner in Nottingham. Only a few awards were presented for outstanding support in the sport. As many of you know Mike has a long history with paddling from Scouting Stuart's participation in the sport, Mike becoming Coach, then Polo coach to GB Canoe Polo Sqaud coach. He is still one of the most active Coaches in the Club and Nationally. A WELL DESERVED AWARD
Congratulations Mike from Friends of Allonby Liverpool Canoe Club
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