Learning

White Rose Canoe Club offers training by qualified coaches and experienced paddlers to take anyone from first timer to competent paddler and improve their paddling in a time scale that suits.

For our younger paddlers we can take you through the British Canoeing awards to aid you in becoming a safe and successful paddler. We can train and assess you for the British Canoeing awards: Start, Discover and Explore too.

In the winter season we usually train at Fearnville Leisure Centre swimming pool so that rescues and capsize drills can be practiced in warm safety.

Moving to Roundhay Park and local rivers, longer paddling distances can be achieved and the star tests assessed.

Informal and friendly coaching is key to our training methods for all. If you require specific training we can recommend centres if we cannot provide it ourselves.

White Rose Canoe Club's polo section can help hone your canoe polo skills too if you are a team player and want to be part of our active and successful polo teams.


Please use the British Canoeing website to book your place on club sessions so that we can make sure we can manage numbers safely.

Roundhay Lake sessions generally cost £5 for adults and £3 for children.

Pool Sessions are £5 per person.