Jun 24

Photos from the club weekend at Sleningford can now be viewed in the gallery on this website.



Canoe slalom course announced in £100k river plans.

To read more click here.



Jun 15


Plans for a major development of the River Ancholme have been announced in this week’s Scunthorpe Telegraph on page 24: “Canoe slalom course in £100k river plans”.

The project has been announced by the River Trust and the River Ancholme Users Group. We at GSCC have been working hard behind the scenes with Glanford Boat Club, The Scunthorpe and District Angling Association and Lincsquad to put together this proposal, which has the full support of North Lincs Council and Brigg town Council.

There is still much to be done (including securing the necessary grants), but we are confident that by working together with other river users we can develop the river adjacent to our boathouse into a leisure complex that local people and ourselves can be proud of.

As well as the slalom course (which will also double-up as a polo pitch capable of hosting regional competitions) there will be a rise-and-fall jetty for canoe launching (incorporating space for boat moorings and a fish haven underneath), new fishing pegs, new disabled access, and landscaping.

A copy of the provisional proposed plans can be seen on our boathouse noticeboard.

Jun 10


The following I believe have booked a caravan or tent pitch at Sleningford Mill. If I have missed anyone, please can you phone the camp site and tell them you are with GSCC so we can all be put together (and let the club know).

If you haven’t booked yet and want to go, the camp site is showing as full on their website but it might be worth a phone call to them saying you are with us. Alternatively, the Black Bull at West Tanfield had rooms available at £65 per night when I phoned a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t checked lately.

You are of course welcome to come for the day, but please remember to add your name to the list in the boathouse so we know who is coming and can sort out kit.

Julian Selby, Annie Mitchell,  Iain Cameron,  Pete Everitt,  Martin Heywood (staying in Pete Keel’s caravan),  Colin Robinson,  Tracey Clark,  Trudy Norris,  Rob Petchey,  Steve Burnett,  Neil Marley.

Jun 4

Promotion for both our teams!!

2012/13 season has finally come to a close and both our teams have had a very successful season in both regional and national leagues.


They had a fantastic season finishing 1st in National League Division 4 (North) and as a result they are promoted to division 3. This was against teams from Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and  Durham amongst others and so they did really well.

See http://www.canoepolo.org.uk/index.php/open/div4n-natlge for tables.

They also finished 1st in the regional Yorkshire League Division 2 and are promoted to division 1. This was against teams from Leeds, Hull, and Pennine amongst others, and is another fine achievement.

See http://www.canoe-england-yorkshire.org.uk/region03/index.cfm/disciplines/canoe-polo/yorkshire-canoe-polo-league-information/yorkshire-open-division-2/ for tables.

Stingrays are: (left to right in the photo below)

Ben Havercroft, Dan Walker, Steve Burnett, Jess Robinson, Rob Petchey and Shaun Burnett. Missing from the photo is Paul Goodwin.




















The Warriors too had a great season, finishing 2nd in Regional Yorkshire League Division 3 and so are promoted to division 2. This was against teams from Sheffield and York universities, and Hull amongst others.

See http://www.canoe-england-yorkshire.org.uk/region03/index.cfm/disciplines/canoe-polo/yorkshire-canoe-polo-league-information/yorkshire-open-division-3/ for tables.

The Warriors also played in National League Div 4 (North) where they finished a creditable 5th out of 10 teams.

Warriors are: (left to right in the photo below)

Pete Keel, Ian Parkin, Aaron Wright, Colin Robinson and John Harvey. Missing from the photo is Jess Webster.




















There are more photographs of the teams with their trophies, and of them posing in their kayaks in our Photo Gallery on this website.

There is also a gallery of photos showing a training session they had straight after the above photos were taken. These can be viewed full screen and also downloaded at high resolution (though if anyone once any at their full native resolution, please email Martin at publicity@gscc-online.com