2019-2020 members

2019-2020 members

Waterfalls

Waterfalls

Polo

Polo

Women's polo team

Women's polo team

Christmas meal

Christmas meal

Sorba slides

Sorba slides

Alpine Rivers

Alpine Rivers

Leading Scotland

Leading Scotland

NSR

NSR

Playboating

Playboating

Jackfields trip

Jackfields trip

More polo

More polo

Team Polo

Team Polo

Jump Social

Jump Social

Topdrop Scotland

Topdrop Scotland

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

Ever wanted to kayak down a waterfall? Smash into someone else’s kayak before lobbing a ball into a goal 2 meters above the surface of the water in a game of kayak polo? Or chill out and make lifelong friends in and around the pool? Well, the University of Birmingham Kayaking Club (UBKC) is for you.

In our club ability always comes second place to the willingness to have a go. We aim to encourage everyone to get the most out of kayaking, whatever their ability level.

UBKC offers a unique opportunity to escape the city and explore some of the UK’s rivers and national parks. During the summer break, we travel to the Alps for 2 weeks with paddlers of all abilities in search of Europe’s best white water. If that’s not your style you can also take part in kayak BUCS polo adding a competitive edge to your kayaking. You can expect to make new friends with many great socials.

UBKC has 3 pool sessions a week to learn fundamental kayaking skills, and various activities to test those skills like white water trips or polo competitions over the weekends.

Come give it a go!

How to get involved

REGISTER INTEREST

Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon. The membership price is £85.

Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies.  This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.

Awesome trips. Friendly & crazy fun!

Teams:

We currently have a men’s and woman’s A and B team competing in kayak BUCS polo.

3 skills this sport will give you:
Qualified for referee Regional Division 3 and 4 games
Confidence to tackle awesome rivers around the world
Team work

Training times & venues

Pool Sessions:

Monday: 8.45pm – 10.15pm

Wednesday: 9.15pm – 10.15pm

Friday: 7 – 8:30pm

Successes and Achievements

We’ve been the spirit of Teifi for 3 years running at Teifi Tour and competed and won prizes NSR (National Student Rodeo).
We have a very active polo team competing in many tournaments including Paddington.
We have a mixed and a ladies polo team.
Our ladies polo team have been invited to train with the Warwick ladies polo team.

Interesting facts

We have a 2 week white water trip to the Alps every year and a 1 week trip to Scotland.

Key contacts

Club Captain: Patrick Beacom

Secretary: Dom Gardner

Club email: brum.uni.kayak@gmail.com