It’s great to see so many students at Kirklees College getting the chance to experience a range of different challenges through the Satellite Club sessions Pennine Canoe and Rowing Club have facilitated. Hopefully many will be suitably inspired to develop a habit for life within canoeing– Phil Scowcroft - Canoeing Development Officer Yorkshire Region
British Canoeing's Satellite Clubs offer young people pathways into a lifetime of being active in the outdoors, and in West Yorkshire a partnership between Pennine CRC and Kirklees College has been showing how it can work!
Satellite clubs are extensions of community sports clubs which can offer a different sporting experience for young people– Yorkshire Sport Foundation
Kirklees College's Challenge, Adventure and Exploration Group is a Satellite Club of Pennine CRC: a British canoeing and British Rowing affiliated club operating out of Brighouse, Mirfield and Dewsbury (West Yorkshire).
In addition to offering extensive opportunities for challenge, adventure and exploration on the rivers, Pennine CRC is a leading club for Canoe Polo and for Adventure Racing, opening up great Adventure Sport opportunities for Kirklees College students.
Kirklees College is one of the biggest college’s in the country with over 18,000 students across full time study, apprenticeships and part time courses. The college is entrenched in the heart of West Yorkshire. It boasts nine bespoke centres serving the local communities and business throughout the region.
The Satellite Club makes extensive use of Canal and River Trust waterways in West Yorkshire. Many sessions start at the Waterfront Centre on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the Challenge, Adventure and Exploration Group has helped with the development of Canoe Trails on the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Navigation.
All of this has been made possible by much appreciated funding from the Yorkshire Sport Foundation.