Rob Jefferies to represent GB at the 2017 World Championships

GB Head Coach and Team Manager Paul Anderson has announced the squads for the forthcoming World Championships of Wild Water Racing – and Pennine CRC’s Rob Jefferies will be representing Great Britain in Men’s K1 🙂

Rob Jefferies


The World Championships take place in Pau in the Pyrenees at the end of September. For further details see the British Canoeing press release and the GB Wild Water Racing website.

Pennine CRC helps clear flood litter in Mirfield!

Mirfield Clean Up


We were invited to help by the Canal & River Trust.  We’re a Mirfield-based club and in our future plans we are hoping to build a boathouse on the island and also put in a nature trail.  Whenever possible, we like to try and help the local community – Matty Beck, Pennine CRC

Last Saturday, canoeists and canal enthusiasts combined to clean up the banks of the Calder & Hebble Navigation between Battyeford Island and Ledgard Flood Lock – work which has been needed since the devastation caused by the massive New Year floods of December 2015 / January 2016.

Such was the scale of last winter’s floods that some of the litter ended up 10 feet above the canal’s current level. Reaching this required the skills of Pennine Canoe and Rowing Club, who were only too happy to help.

Temperatures of three degrees welcomed the workers who soon warmed to their task and collected over 20 sacks of rubbish, mainly plastic bags and cans, a six-foot length of metal fencing and a discarded fridge.

Pennine CRC would like to thank the Canal & River Trust, the Environment Agency, Kirklees Council, South Pennine Boat Club and the Safe Anchor Trust for working with the Club to make this event happen, and look forward to many more such Calder Clean Ups in the future!

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As featured in KC Buzz!

Kirklees College’s “Challenge, Adventure & Exploration” Group is a Satellite Club of Pennine CRC and will feature in the forthcoming issue of the College’s “KC Buzz” magazine!

Join Pennine CRC for a River Clean up on 5th November!


Join us on the river or help from the bank – all welcome!

The River Calder is a great place for everyone to enjoy.

On the 5th of November between 10am and 1pm the Canal & River Trust will be running a volunteer day, doing a general clean up along the River from Battyeford to Ledgard Bridge.

The Safe Anchor Trust and Pennine Canoe and Rowing Club will be providing volunteers in boats to undertake a clean up within the river.

We are looking for volunteers to join the clean up along the river bank. Starting from the canal next to Waterside Walk off Wood Lane, WF14 0ED

Canal and River Trust coordination: Tom Wright – T 07833 480 567 /


Working with Environment Kirklees

environment-kirklees-logoEnvironment Kirklees is a voluntary sector organisation formed from the merging of Kirklees Environment Partnership, Kirklees Wildlife & Landscape Partnership and Environment Alliance Ltd operator of Greenstreams.

Pennine CRC is now listed as a local voluntary and community sector organisations with “vested interest in supporting our local natural environment” as we also aim to “promote, protect and enhance our local environment with the support of the local community” 🙂

Find us on the Environment Kirklees Website and check out the listing for our Calder Clean Up!

New Site at Mirfield is taking Shape

If you haven’t seen on facebook there has been a lot of work at Battyeford. Following agreeing access and securing £12,500 we have started to build the landing stage.

We hope to have the landing stage finishes to enable sessions to take place over the summer.

We are going to install three containers on site one for rowing, one for racing, and one for polo and recreation.

The rowing section is rapidly Gathering a fleet of rowing boats thanks to generous donations from clubs across the country and British Rowing.

Polo Players have started to plan installing training facilities on sites.

All in all there is a lot of work being done to create a top class facility worthy of the club and region.







Canoe Englands Coaching Conference comes to Wakefield

2012 Canoe England Coaching Conference

Improving performance and inspiring participation

24th – 25th November 2012 Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield

This year’s conference “Improving performance and inspiring participation” aims to enhance coach activity in developing existing paddlers and encouraging new paddlers into the sport. The programme includes a selection of seminars, workshops and training courses delivered by leading presenters from around the country and is supported by a range of exhibitors.
For details of this year’s guest speakers and workshop choices please view the Conference Programme and book now by completing and submitting the Booking Form. Places on each workshop are limited so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
To exhibit your products and services at this year’s event please submit the Exhibitor Registration Form
For more informatio….


Yorkshire Newsletter

Hello all,

I’ve  attached an early copy of the October newsletter  RDT Oct Newsletter

Please could you forward on to all your club members

Reminder: The Annual consultative meeting is on Monday the 29th October at Ossett Sports Club, the bar will be open from 7.15 and we’ll be starting at 7.30. (directions in the attachment)

Hope to see you there on the 29th!

Yorkshire RDT Chair

Burrs Wild Water Race Sunday 18th Nov

Dear All,

Please find the latest  details for Sunday 18thWWR Risk Assessment Burrs River Irwell – Copy  & Burrs WWR November 2012

I’m also running the Dee Race on 3/4th November. Whilst it is a Div a we will be running a race from below Serpents Tail and all races will finish above town falls. I’ll also be running a Wavehopper race on the Sunday alongside the Sprint – so there should be something for anyone wanting to take on some more challenging water. Any questions please drop me a line


Peter Schofield

ChairmanGB Wildwater Canoeing

07790 494110

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Regional Coaching

It’s that time of year when the coaching team step up the pace on your behalf to create some fantastic opportunities. First up, the Skills Weekend –November 16-18th 2012; building on the success of Team North’s weekend for coaches here is Yorkshire’s variation, a Skills Weekend for all being delivered by a team of aspirant level 5 and level 5 coaches from across the country. The weekend has been heavily subsidised by the Yorkshire Regional fund to bring you a FULLY residential weekend based at Aldwark Scout Activity Centre for only £79.95 per person! (See attached for more information).


Where else can you get food, accommodation and top class coaching for only £79.95 per person (National Centres change > £150)!!

For more information/the programme of events and to make a booking, check out on the YORCIE Coaching Website or email myself.


John W Lucas, Regional Coaching Organiser