Community, Environment & City of Culture

The KKC takes pride in providing enjoyable canoeing activities for everyone. We actively encourage participants to acquire skills in a safe and controlled environment before venturing into the great outdoors. With a strong environmental ethos, our members are guided on how to appreciate the countryside responsibly and sustainably. We are currently in negotiations to use our premises for a short green energy experiment, employing low-pressure water and gravity to create non-emission energy.

Membership is open to all, and we also welcome inquiries from existing groups interested in trying canoeing as part of their activities. Thursday evenings are dedicated to sessions at the outdoor pool, but we can accommodate other days and times upon request.

Group rafted on the outdoor pool.

Our excellent selection of equipment allows us to offer open access to the sport, eliminating the need for individuals to purchase their own gear. This is particularly beneficial for young people exploring various sports before finding their specialisation. Our facilities, equipment, and friendly coaches have fostered effective partnerships with numerous community groups.

Our Engagements

  • Princes Quay Triathlons: Supported open water swimming events in 2015.
  • CAT ZERO Programme: Introduced canoeing with a focus on team building for young people not in employment, education, or training.
  • Collaboration with Hull Culture and Sport: Organised taster sessions at a local boating lake and Go Canoe sessions at Princes Quay.
  • Summer School: Ran a 5-week programme offering three introductory sessions per day for children at a reasonable price for 25 years.
  • Scout and Guide Groups: Provided introductory sessions throughout each summer.
  • New Outreach Initiatives: Introduced Friday evening sessions at Leconfield Barracks and organised summer sessions for Mathews Hub, a support organisation for young adults with autism.

If you or your club/organisation is interested in collaborating with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.