Community, Environment & City of Culture

The KKC takes pride in the activities that it provides so that anybody can try and hopefully enjoy canoeing. The club actively encourages participants to learn skills in a safe controlled environment before beginning to enjoy the sport in the great outdoors. We have a strong environmental ethos and members are instructed on how to enjoy the countryside in a sensitive and sustainable manner. We are negotiating to allow the use of the premises for a short green energy experiment, which will use low-pressure water and gravity to create non-emission energy.

Whilst membership to the club is open to all we recognise than many folks might want to just have go as part of their existing groups’ activities. Therefore we welcome enquiries about how we might be able to provide them. Thursday evening the outdoor pool is used to facilitate such sessions but other day and times can also be catered for.

Having an excellent selection of equipment it means that we can offer open access to the sport without people having to buy their own. This is particularly important in relation to young people, who may try a variety of sports before they find the one to specialise in. Our facilities, equipment and friendly coaches have helped create effective and worthwhile partnership with many community groups.

The following list is some of the things we have been involved in, each has been so successful the groups have asked for them to be repeated.

Princes Quay Triathlons – In 2015 we have supported a number of open water swimming events on Prince’s Quay.

CAT ZERO a programme run young people not in a job, school, college or training. We offer an introduction to canoeing which has a strong emphasis on team building prior to some participants taking a place on a sailing vessel.

Working alongside Hull Culture and Sport (previously HCC) we have organised taster sessions at a local boating Lake and Go Canoe session on the waters of Princes Quay.

For 25 years a summer school has been run for 5 weeks. We offer 3 introductory sessions a day for up to 12 children per session at a very reasonable price.

Scout and Guide groups experience introductory sessions throughout each summer

The club is always looking for new outreach opportunities and recently indoor Friday evening sessions have been introduced for the recruits at Leconfield Barracks and during this summer sessions for Mathews Hub, a support organisation for young adults with autism, are arranged.

If you or your club or organisation is interested in working with us please get in touch.