Meridian Canoe Club

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Welcome to our website.

Meridian Canoe Club is a BCU Top Club run by volunteers with a passion for paddlesport.

Meridian is one of the largest clubs in London and the UK, and competes regularly in the Olympic disciplines of Canoe Slalom and Flat water racing and is also very active in Canoe Polo, Surfing, Open Boating, White Water and other recreational flat water river trips.

This site has all the information you should need about our club, what we do and where we meet - and also a bit on how we go about doing it.  If you need anything please look at the forum or else drop an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Experienced or not, we believe Meridian is a great Club to paddle with.  We hope to see you soon!

We have now finsihed our GoCanoeing Taster Sessions for the year, but check back here regularly for 2015 dates.  Ideal for Beginners and New Members its a great simple and quick way to introduce you to kayaking and the club. More details in our calendar or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions, or see our Club Objectives and New Members for more details.

We have also now finished our Beginners Courses.  Once the schedule is arranged for 2015 it will be displayed here.  Courses usually run for two days at Danson Park, with a river trip scheduled scheduled shortly thereafter for a fun day on one of the Medway or Thames rivers. 

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or to register for future courses.

We look forward to paddling with you soon.

 

Meridian Canoe Polo players represent Great Britain in European Championships, Essen, Germany

Ladies U21 team

Nicole Hudson and Jamie Grover

Mens U21 team

Lewis Hammond and Jack Playford

Senior Ladies

Aimee Robson (Captain and player coach)

Senior Men

Daniel Robson, Jack Robson, Samuel Fry, Oliver Thomson (Captain)

Tuesday Results 27/08/2015

Senior Men Win 9 – 2 Russia

Ladies U21 lose 1-6 Germany

Senior Ladies Win 10-4 Czech republic

U21 Men Win 13-1 Lithuania

U21 Ladies Win 6-1 Italy

Senior Men Win 24-0 Ukraine

 

17th LONDON INTERNATIONAL 2015 - Another huge success!

Congratulations to all our winners:


Class 1 Meridian C

Class 2 St Albans

Class 3 Manchester Wildcatz

Results


RESULTS
CLASS 1 CLASS 2 CLASS 3
1st Meridian C GB 1st St Albans GB 1st Manchester Wildcatz GB
2nd Gent BE 2nd Bridgend GB 2nd Kingston C GB
3rd Pennine A GB 3rd Team Scotia GB 3rd Strasbourg FR
4th Avon A GB 4th Avon B GB 4th Braintree GB
5th Dragon GB 5th Tees Tigers GB 5th Welsh Warriors GB
6th Saint Omer FR 6th Meridian D GB 6th Swansea GB
7th The Netherlands u21 NL 7th Cherwell GB 7th The lost Minions GB
8th RKV 1 BE 8th Combined Services GB 8th Blackwater Valley B GB
9th Meridian E GB 9th Kamikaze IR 9th Great Britain U21 Ladies GB
10th Kingston A GB 10th Trentor GB 10th Penrith GB
11th Meridian A GB 11th Jinks Again GB 11th RKV 3 BE
11th Meridian B GB 12th Viking C GB 12th Nomad D GB
13th De Paddel BE 13th VKC GB
14th Clapham GB 14th Cherwell 2 GB
15th London Castle A GB 15th Avon C GB
16th Blackwater Valley A GB 16th Southampton GB
17th Nottingham Honey Badgers GB 17th London Castle B GB
18th Cuckoos IR 18th RKV Veterans BE
19th Red Rose et al GB 19th Irish dev ladies A IR
20th Dragon Defenders GB 20th Irish dev ladies B IR

A big thank you to all the teams that came and competed in Bexleyheath at the event - we hope you had a great time and will be back with us next year!

A full results list can be accessed here. (If the preview does not display all, simply hit the Download arrow and read the PDF)

It goes without saying that this event would not be the success that it is, without the members, volunteers, friends and family of Meridian Canoe Club.  A big big thank you to you all for your help over the weekend.

Organising Committee

 

NEW MEMBERSHIP FEES effective 1 July 2015

At the AGM on Monday 29 June 2015, the meeting agreed to increase membership fees across the board by £5 per head.

This means that on renewal of your membership fees are now:

£20  -  Junior

£20  -  Student

£40  -  Adult

£25  -  Associate

If you are not a BCU member, then you will need to add £3 for the BCU capitation levy to the sums above on renewal.

The Committee apologises for the short notice but this was passed very recently at the AGM.

The Committee

 

17th London International Canoe Polo Tournament 2015
Hosted by Meridian Canoe Club

25th and 26th July 2015

Online Entries NOW OPEN! 

We now have an online entry system.  If you still wish to complete a manual entry form, please download it from the link and send it to the contact details below.

Location: South East London (only 100km from Dover). (View Map here)
Easy airports for flying teams Gatwick, Stansted and London City

Accommodation: Camping on Friday and Saturday night on site in Danson Park.

Competition: The tournament will be held on 4 pitches. All teams are expected to provide suitably competent match officials.
(2 Referees, 2 line judges and 1 Time/Score keeper).

Contact details: All enquires should be addressed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or: London International, 113 Wren Road, Sidcup, Kent. DA14 4NQ


Entry Details:

Application for Entry to the 17th London International will only be considered on receipt of completed Entry Form and entry fee:

  • All players are responsible for ensuring that they have third party liability insurance up to £10 million and will be required to provide proof. (Most Governing bodies provide this as part of membership).
  • All visitors to the accommodation and tournament venues will abide by the rules and conditions of entry to the International as well as any site rules issued.
  • All Persons attending the event are responsible for disclosing prior to the event any medical conditions that may affect any treatment that they may require in the case of a medical emergency
  • All players should be aged 11 years or above. Any child younger than 11 who wishes to participate in this event must seek permission from the Event Organisers prior to the event.
  • All persons attending the event and are under the age of 16 should have a designated adult who will be on site and responsible for them 
  • Entries must be paid for before 10 July 2015 via our online booking system or by Bank Transfer to:
    • Sort Code:  20-67-90
    • Account:     70690570
    • IBAN:         GB97BARC20679070690570
    • SWIFT:       BARCGB22

Entry Fee is £80 (GBP)

On site facilities:

  • The event will once again be at Danson Park.
  • There will be a BBQ on Saturday night (with improved vegetarian option), which will have to be pre-booked and paid for by 10:00 on the Saturday. 
  • Various foods and drinks will be available throughout the weekend at reasonable prices.
  • There will be a Bar running during the weekend.


It is not possible for participants to use gas cooking appliances or barbecues in the park at any time.

More details will be available on confirmation of accepted entry.

Meridian Canoe Club Competition Organising Committee

 

Meridian E top Div 2 North, but for how long.....

Position

Team
Played
Won
Drawn

Lost

Goals

For

Goal

Against

Goal

Difference

points
1
Meridain E
18
11
5
2
67
47
20
38
2
Hull Mariners
13
9
1
3
33
20
13
28
3
Team Scotia
14
6
5
3
42
36
6
23
4
FOA Y
9
5
3
1
47
27
20
18
5
Derby Rammers A
8
3
2
3
14
18
-4
11
6
White Rose
8
3
1
4
28
22
6
10
7
Tees Tigers A
9
2
3
4
15
26
-11
9
8
Viking C
9
2
0
7
20
32
-12
6
9
FOA W
9
1
2
6
23
33
-10
5
10
Manchester Wildcatz A
13
1
2
10
18
46
-28
5

Meridian E have finished their 1st season in Division 2 North and are currently sitting at the top of the table now its left for the other teams to decide who will finish where and all Lewis Hammond, Connor Brasnell, Nathan Hammond, Jack Playford, Robbie Seamons and Jamie Grover have to wait...

Hull Mariners, FOA Y, Derby Rammers A and White Rose can all still catch Meridian E

 

Christmas Usk & Wye Weekend 2013

December 13-15th
Joe’s Lodge Talgarth
http://www.joeslodge.co.uk

This trip is a social trip with paddling, Many sections of the Usk & Wye are within easy distance and are Grade 2 -3 in normal water levels.
Anyone is welcome including non paddlers.
Cost including accommodation, 2 cooked breakfast & evening meal £35. There are 27 beds and these will only be secured by non refundable payment to Nikki or Ada.
Please ask if you want any more info or express an interest on the trips forum.

 
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