Team Copeland

Our Club

Copeland Canoe Club was founded (we think!) in 1981. Its aim is to promote the amateur sport of canoeing. We have been an affiliated member of the British Canoe Union - now British Canoeing (BC) since 1983. We became a Community Amateur Sports Club in 2004 and a Clubmark club in June 2009. We have continued to be accredited with Clubmark and became a BC Top Club in 2012. In 2015 we achieved the "Paddle-Ability" bolt-on to our Top Club status. This has now been renamed the BC "Quality Mark". We were re-accredited in October 2016.


Membership is open to all, trial membership is available for up to 4 sessions before we ask you to join (ie from the fifth session onwards). This is at a cost of £5.00 per person per pool or outside session. We ask visitors / trial members to give us some basic personal details so we have medical and emergency contact information, just in case it is needed...

Membership fees for 2018 are the same as 2017, for full details see the membership prices page.

  • Junior: (Under 18) £17.00
  • Student (Over 18, living at home, in fte): £17.00
  • Senior: (18 or over) £23.00: (60 or over) £17.00
  • Family: £34.00
    A family would normally be two or more related people. (Preferably one over 18)
  • Membership fees are annual, per calendar year. If you join part-way through the year fees are reduced. We ask non-members to join after a period of 4 weeks (ie the fifth session).This is to comply with our insurance conditions. Please see the club subscription prices page (link on the right) for more detail if you wish to join part-way through a calendar year.

    These fees cover affiliation to British Canoeing and contribute to the running of the club and the purchase / maintenance of club equipment. Club members have some Public Liability Insurance because of the Club's BC affiliation, Coaches also have a measure of employer`s liability insurance.

    Pool Sessions

    Per session per person: £4.00 members / £5.00 non-members.
    Families pay a maximum of £8.00 or £10.00.

    Pool fees cover the hire of boat, paddle and spraydeck if needed. Those attending pool sessions are assumed to be able to swim 50m. If this isn`t the case, please let us know so we can help you. This information will be kept strictly in confidence.

    Personal Information

    We ask for details of someone to contact at home in the unlikely event of needing to get in touch urgently.
    We ask for details of any medical condition you may have that might affect your ability to paddle. This information is treated in strict confidence. This is needed by Coaches so you can be looked after in case of an emergency.

    Code of Conduct

    Our Code of conduct for all members is on the list on the right and can also be obtained from the policies - downloads page.

    Club Officers 2017-18

    • Chairman: Mark Jones
    • Secretary: Alastair Yates
    • Treasurer: Tony Foster
    • Equipment: Mark Hillon
    • Welfare Officers: Joe Stalker and Estelle Kay
    • Safety Officers: Joe Stalker and Alastair Yates
    • Pool Coordinator: Coaching team
    • Website / Calendar / newsletter production: Alastair Yates
    • Junior Coaching coordinator: David Topliss
    • Adult Coaching coordinator: Simon Kay
    • Competition Officer: Robert Stalker
    • Volunteer coordinator: Andy Bennion
    • Membership Coordinator: shared between Chairman and Secretary
    • School Liaison coordinator: Mark Jones
    • Junior Rep: Josh Kay
    • Paddle Ability Rep: Andy Bennion