James Woodrow

James Woodrow

It's taken me 2 years of vice/secretary to get to this point so I hope I get it right. This year I'm at the helm of our fabulous club and now my job is basically to be bossy 30% of the time, kayaking 20% and drunk the other 50%. With the help of this years awesome committee I aim to lead our club on into the future through any challenges that may be thrown at us and take us to greater victories in polo, parties at night, better rivers with better kit and even shorter routes to seshlihem.

Any questions about what's going on or issues you may have then drop me a message, I like to think I'm a fairly approachable guy so whoever you are I'll surely be keen for a coffee or a pint!


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Twitter: @Wooders130


Nick Warms

Nick Warms

Coming Soon.

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Lauren Davies

Lauren Davies

Aside from my day job of making things look pretty with fine liners (we Geographers’ have gone up in the world), it’s my responsibility to give you guys the most sick fun paddling time at the lowest possible cost and in the best gear we can provide. I can promise you that I’ll look after your dolla like Smaug looked after his gold treasure…rer.

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Social Secretaries

Adam Davison and Toby Sherriff

Adam Davison & Toby Sherriff

Between us, as your stunning secs, we have enough drinking experience to sink the titanic, so it is now our goal to pass this knowledge down the lines, so that you too can enjoy the wonders of alcohol. But wait! I don‘t drink you say! That does not matter at all! We have a host of class socials for EVERYONE to enjoy for all of the coming year! (I mean look at our picture, you simply CANNOT be having any more fun than that. Ever.) If any time you want to ask us a question, feel free to contact us… Unless we‘re inebriated, then we‘re probably chatting shit.

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Polo Captain

Tim Solway

Tim Solway

Coming Soon.

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River Captain

Matt Hayward

Matt Hayward

When I’m not too busy making spreadsheets or being generally sensible, I like to go paddling, and apparently I’m “qualified”. It’s my job to organise the river and surf trips such as Gower, Scotland and Dysul, as well as coaching at the regular pool sessions to ensure we cater for everyone and your weekends are full of Gnar!

When I’m not paddling you’ll probably find me in a pub, hungover, or spontaneously bursting into a one-man-all-singing-all-dancing version of whatever’s on the radio.

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Anti Faff

Dan Linley

Dan Linley

I would say Anti-faff is another, politer way of saying I’m this years Committee bitch. If anyone of any position is overwhelm with work, I’m the guy who can offer a helping hand to get things running that little bit smoother. Oh, plus I also get to shout at people on trips to get the ball rolling!

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Gear Inspection and Maintenance Person (G.I.M.P.)

Tim Bevan

Tim Bevan

Coming Soon.

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The Committee

President: James

Secretary: Nick

Treasurer: Lauren

Social Secretary: Toby & Adam

Polo Captain: Tim S

Polo Secretary: Emma O'B

River Captain: Matt H

G.I.M.P.: Tim B

Anti-Faff: Dan L

Snail Mail

Beware it may not get collected for a while... but if you want to send us some snail mail...

Canoe Club
Sport Swansea
Fulton House
Swansea University


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Historical Canoe Club Committee

The club saw significant growth in 2016 highlighting the need for restructuring the committee, the concept of core and non core positions was introduced, the core committee are to be involved in club management meetings while the non core positions help the core positions achieve their goals.

Year President Secretary Treasurer Social Sec Polo Sec River Sec Surf Sec Non Core Positions
2016/2017 Angie James Hugo Richard Harry Daniel Callan Social Technician: Callum
Equipment Manager: Ewan
Anti-Faff: Sam
Teapot Sec: Tom
Condom Manager: Will

In 2011 it was decided that to enable the club to grow some minor reshuffling was necessary and so the two captain position were replaced with President, Vice President and River Captain.

Year President Vice President River Capt Polo Capt Surf Capt Social Secs Treasurer Equipment
2015/2016 Tom James Ewan Callan Ed K Ellie & Angie Siwan Matt F
2014/2015 Mimi / Julian Luke Matt F Ed K & Gareth Ian Callum & Kealey Siwan Ellis & Norway
2013/2014 Jack Steve Ed B & Josh Jack & Gareth Manvir & Suzanne Polish Tom
2012/2013 Ollie Ed B Barney Roma & Fran Steve & Matt E Perry Wragg
2011/2012 Hannah Liam Tom Fran Polly & Callum Ed Dave
Year Captains Vice Captain Social Secretaries Polo Captain Equipment Manager
2010/2011 Ieuan & Adam S Adam G Geraint & Hannah Matt & Owain Kev
2009/2010 Matt & James Pat Lou & Al Ally Mark W
2008/2009 Andy & Mark W Pat Tanya & Si Kerri Craig
2007/2008 Rory & Tom Stu Lottie & Ben Gareth Craig
2006/2007 Dave & Gareth Mark H Emily & Liz Geraint Rich S
2005/2006 Simon & John Geraint Jo & Ally Mark H Nic
2004/2005 Geraint & Gemma Rob Ruth & Frodo - Mark B
2003/2004 Phil T & Ian Phil B Gill & Katie - -
2002/2003 Geoff & Suze ? ? ? ?
2001/2002 Geoff & Bex Doug ? ? ?
2000/2001 Jon W & Furry Tim Lex Skippy & Clare ? Doug
1999/2000 Tim & Nev Helen ?
1998/1999 Jago & Ceri Spanna & Penny ? ?

Past positions have included Polo Captain and more some alternative positions... Flathering Coordinator, Condom Manager, Pool Manager and other such random positions. If a Flathering Coordinator has been appointed he or she should ensure that no time is wasted on Canoe Club events, or, depending on how the position is interpreted, to ensure that any wasted time is managed efficiently! The condom manager should ensure that he/she is always able to produce a condom if asked at any time on a Canoe Club event. The Pool manager should ensure that members of the Canoe Club reach their destination quickly and safely at the end of Pool Sessions, the destination being the Pub.

The Canoe Club committee are usually elected at the annual Swansea University Canoe Club meal at the end of the academic year. The elections are performed by the current club captains, this generally involves a lot of drunken confusion followed by a night out in Swansea.