Welcome to Matlock Canoe Club

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Dear Matlock Member,

We will be staging our annual National Division 2 Slalom on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26th March. This is one of our largest fundraisers, as well as having up to 160 competitors each day. With this in mind we need lots of help, so we would appreciate it if you were able to come along and give us a hand. We need people to put up results cards, check off competitors near the start line (pre-start), judges who watch competitors through 4 – 5 gates recording any touches (training will be provided and you have a headset to talk to control) and tea & coffee makers to keep the judges and control happy. We also have a rescue team headed up by Mark Merrick to provide safety for the competitors.

If you can help then please get in touch, or at least pop down and have a look.

Other News

Following the AGM, the committee has been busy developing various aspects of the club’s governance in order to improve how the club operates. To this end the introduction of the new membership software is allowing us to contact you more easily. We have also created contact emails for the club officers so that you can contact any of us easily.

We are also in the latter stages of approving the design of our proposed new club house and store. We are hoping to receive details from the council of the terms for the land and building which will enable us to come out of the planning stage and make the decisions on whether we can proceed taking the building over and applying for grants to complete the conversion and extension. I plan to keep you updated as we progress this forward.

Colin Matchett
Chair, Matlock Canoe Club


Matlock Canoe Club was founded in 1984, and since then has been involved in the development of the sport, particularly in the competitive disciplines of Canoe Slalom and White Water Racing,  on both placid and white water. The club has growing recreational and sea kayaking groups of all ages and abilities.

Matlock Canoe Club is based south of the Peak District National Park, within the Derbyshire Dales. Please look around the website and feel free to contact us for more information.

Chris Martin
Club Honorary President.

Our aim is to enable people of all types and ages to enjoy paddling safely on moving water and to improve their skills by providing a community of like minded people.

Colin Matchett
Club Chair, 2017.

For further information, please contact chairmatlockcc@gmail.com