Junior Section

The junior section of our club caters for children aged 10-17 who have received a level 1 or level 2 kayaking skills certificate. Weekly sessions are held across a variety of disciplines such as polo, river running, racing and seakayaking. We also have regular indoor pool sessions over the winter months where fun can be had and skills honed.

New junior members can be accepted if they already hold a skills certificate from Canoeing Ireland or by completing one of our summer camp courses.

Child Protection:
“We take child protection very seriously within the club and have a Child Liaison Officer (Pauline Clerkin) in the club to respond to any concerns. If you have any concerns about how activities in the club on or off the water are being organised or concerns of a child protection nature please get in touch with the Child Liaison Officer  gkcchildliaison@gmail.com and all concerns will be dealt with in a sensitive manner”

Please find a link here to our Child Protection Policy, which is regularly updated to reflect the changing needs and circumstances of our club and our juniors.
In 2014 we held 5 kayak summer camp courses, catering for 50 children. Loads of fun was had on the water and we can’t wait for next summer to come to do it all again. Thanks to everyone who took part. It was great fun! This year we are hosting three summer camps and are established juniors are busy practicing their paddling and taking part in a range of activities (long distance racing, white water, polo, playboating) and competitions (National Club Championships, City of the Tribes race, National Marathon Championships, Munster Polo League to name but a few) with some even progressing to providing safety on paddles and volunteering at our summer camps!

Some pictures of these are below.

Happy paddling!

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