Beginners Course

#ShePaddles Beginners Course

The #ShePaddles movement is on a mission to continue to close the gap between men and women and girls participation in the paddlesport community by taking a targeted approach in reducing barriers and creating more appealing paddling opportunities for women.

If you're a woman or girl and you're thinking of joining Maidstone Canoe Club and learning to paddle, you're in the right place! Our beginner's courses are designed to give you the basic skills to control the boat. Once you've completed the course, you'll have the confidence and abilities to join us on our trips, tours and regular paddles on the Medway and beyond.

Please note all courses must be pre-booked - all novice paddlers must attend one of our beginner courses. Full details of the courses and how to get involved in paddling (including how to join the Club if you're already an experience paddler) are available on this page - please take a look if you haven't already.

Our courses cost 65 for adults and 45 for children, and are run by our friendly qualified coaches. They consist of 8 hours coaching time - either 4 x two-hour sessions, 2 x four-hour sessions, or occasionally 1 x eight-hour session- and follow the syllabus for the nationally-recognised British Canoeing Discover Award.

Please bring a packed lunch or some snacks to keep you going.

Led paddle
Maidstone Canoe Club
8 max spaces
6th Jun, 5:00PM - 7:20PM
13th Jun, 5:00PM - 7:20PM
20th Jun, 5:00PM - 7:20PM
27th Jun, 5:00PM - 7:20PM
  • £45 per junior
  • £65 per adult
Non-members & juniors (ages 14+)
Bookings cut-off: 4th Jun, 7:00AM
  • Melissa Sullivan
  • John Simmonds

Bookings are now closed for this event