National Student Rodeo was, as ever, a big event, but the announcement made on Saturday night during the River Legacy Film Festival massively changed the game for one canoe club for years to come.
Kingfisher Canoe Club, based in Oxfordshire, and their youth branch Pathfinders Canoe Club, were recently evicted from their site due to privatisation of the local facilities. Run for over 40 years by volunteers, Kingfisher Canoe Club is an essential part of the local community, and has introduced countless children and adults to paddlesport. Currently with around 140 members, including 40 youth members, they were faced with the prospect of not being able to continue to participate in their sport. Continue reading