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 🙂

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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!

Pennine win Setúbal Cup – International Canoe Polo Tournament


Last weekend, Pennine CRC continued an established tradition of British success at the Setúbal Cup with a win documented and celebrated (with footage of games and interviews) by FPCanoagem TV…

Additional coverage of Pennine in action:

Pennine Canoe and Rowing Club has had an active Canoe Polo scene for more than 20 years. Youngsters and senior players alike train on the River Calder in Mirfield and at in Pool Sessions at Dewsbury Sports Centre, with teams competing at all levels of both the national and regional league structures.

Pennine’s A team competes in the highly competitive National league 1 and contains players who are either current or former members of the Great Britain National teams. Pennine members have competed at European and World Championships.

To claim the 2016 Setúbal Cup, the team contested games over two days with top teams from Portugal, The Netherlands and Spain. The win continues a tradition of British success in the event, with Meridian Canoe Club having won in 2000 and 2004.

Interested in Canoe Polo? Get in touch!


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!