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Thank you for your interest in how to join our club.   We’re really pleased you decided to look at this page and are considering joining Norwich Canoe Club.  We love new members from all backgrounds and abilities.  We are passionate about ensuring everyone has the opportunity to have a go on the water and to achieve their goals whatever they might be, from completing a trip on the Broads to paddling for Great Britain.

Norwich Canoe Club is one of the best clubs in the country to start, or develop your paddling. Our coaches are British Canoeing qualified and are Safeguarding and First Aid trained. Norwich Canoe Club holds the British Canoeing Top Club Gold Clubmark and Paddleability Top Club Awards. It is also funded by British Canoeing as a Talent Club Hub for the Eastern Region, we develop athletes for acceptance into the Olympic Talent Pathway and International Competitions.

Membership  Enquiries

If you have any questions regarding membership, how to join, fees, family membership etc, then please contact our Membership Secretary, Tammy.


Alternatively you may complete the membership enquiry form which will be sent to our membership secretary.
Providing information about your paddling experience will helps us identify the best route for you to join the club, and what type of training you might require.
We have specialist boats, aids, facilities and coaches that can support those that may require an adaption in training approach.

Further Information

If you have any of the following experience you can join the club straight away:

  • You are Division 6 or above in the UK and have paddled in the last couple of months
  • You are already paddling racing kayaks at Norwich Canoe Club regularly with a schools group
  • You are from another country and have experience at a high level

If you have done the following you will be asked to do a one-to-one introductory and we can assess the best path for you.

  • You have a lot of experience in other areas of paddlesport e.g. WW, Surf or Sea Kayak but not paddled a racing kayak
  • You have paddled racing kayaks or racing canoe before and are not in those categories come for a one to one introductory and we can assess the best path for you.

You should do one of our 8-week introductory sessions that run regularly throughout the year. Or if you are under 18 attend one of the series of junior introductory sessions than run every day for a week in the holidays if:

  • You have never paddled before
  • You have kayaked before such as on holiday, but not paddled a racing kayak

There are skills needed to paddle a racing kayak (such as using your feet to steer) that are different to other sorts of kayaks so its good to have the time to learn with a small group.

Impairment or Special-Needs

If you regard yourself as having impairment or special needs please let us know. We have specialist adapted boats and instructors.   We may fit you into one of the 8-week introductory sessions or it maybe that we will do our best to offer alternative options to learn to paddle that specifically fit your needs and wants. You should contact us via our Paddle-ability Contact Form on our Paddle-ability page.



We run introductory sessions for beginners throughout the warmer months. If you are interested in joining the club please get in touch via the button below.


Norwich Canoe Club have set up new sponsorship links with local Norwich businesses who are supporting our Club.