Every year in May, Manchester Wildcatz run our annual club open day. The day is designed to provide a taster of our sport with some basic skill sessions and canoeing lessons. These are followed by some introductory games. This event also marks the start of our summer training season, making it perfect time to get started in the sport.
We invite all local canoe clubs & community groups to attend, even passers-by and their friends & family find themselves getting into a canoe! Each year we try and make this event bigger and better, so if you or your club would like to get involved, please get in touch using the details on our Contact Us page.
To learn more about this years event, please visit our Annual Open Day page.
Every year in the middle of September Salford Watersports Centre run the Quays Festival. The day starts with a Bellboat Regatta in the morning and free taster sessions in the afternoon.
Canoe Polo is one of the free taster sessions on offer, along with: Powerboat rides, Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Orienteering and a Climbing wall. As well as the taster events there is a Bouncy Castle and Wow Balls along with an all day BBQ and music provided by Real Radio.
Christmas Meal: December
Every year in December the club gets together for an evening full of party hats, drinks, ice cream and roast dinner. Venue’s vary from year to year, but we like to have it close to one of our training venues for convenience. Formal wear is encouraged – but isn’t essential. We take our Christmas Dinner quite seriously and as such its the full time job of our social officer!
Every two years the club organises a referee theory course to encourage club members to become more involved in refereeing at tournaments. This course includes a full day of teaching and at the end of the day a multiple theory test will take place. This course will usually take place at Salford Watersports Centre.