"Hillingdon Junior Canoe Club is a voluntary run organisation, affiliated to The British Canoe Union. The aim of the club, led by canoeing enthusiasts, is to introduce young people to the broad range of positive experiences that canoeing or kayaking can provide".
We will provide opportunity, instruction, equipment and supervision to introduce young people safely to :
- Placid water canoeing and Kayaking
- Racing · Marathons
- Canoe Polo
- Freestyle Play boating
We will also try to develop our members' skills and abilities to gain qualifications through:
- The BCU star tests scheme
- Canoe safety tests
- Coaching courses (Age appropriate)
- Introduction to competition
In this way we hope to create a self-generating club of active, enthusiastic canoeists, who will in turn want to promote the benefits of Canoe sport.
In order to achieve this aim we will endeavour to make HJCC accessible to all young people from all sections of the community, and in following the BCU Equal Opportunities Statement, the club will take all appropriate and reasonable steps to remove barriers and obstacles to ensure that all present and potential members receive equally favourable treatment on their merits, irrespective of their age, financial background, colour, disability, ethnic origin, race, sexual orientation or gender.
Hillingdon Junior Canoe Club is intended for ALL young people between the ages of 10-25 years who want to participate in paddlesport.
Safe practice regulates the ratio of members to a maximum of 8 on the water with any 1 coach and usually stipulates the need for members to be able to swim confidently for a minimum of 25 metres. With prior planning, we can and will, accommodate non-swimmers or young people with disabilities (this may necessitate a reduction in the members to coaches ratio on the water.)