Welcome to Southampton University Canoe Club

There’s loads of fun to be had within SUCC, whether it’s in Southampton on the lovely River Itchen, on exciting whitewater rivers and surf around the country, or in Southampton’s pubs and clubs. It’s going to be a fantastic year, come and get involved!

We’ll be sending e-mails to you guys about the up-and-coming events happening over the next couple weeks, so keep an eye on out for those! We are also on Facebook, so join the Canoe Club fresher group to keep up to date with everything.


First up are our taster sessions this weekend at the Uni Watersports centre, just down the road from Wessex Lane halls. We’re going to be there from 12-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday playing a few games, having some fun in the sun and free tea and cake. The whole day is free and we provide all your kit. All you need to bring is a towel, a change of clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and some old/wet shoes if you have any.

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Our Freshers meeting will be on Wednesday 5 October, starting at 6.30pm. This will be followed by the incredible Freshers social to Portswood, getting you nicely acquainted with the bars, pubs and clubs of the area. At the meeting itself, you can learn more about the club and will have the opportunity to join us (only £30 for the whole year – with a load of benefits) and come on the freshers trip to Perranporth (at a special price of only £30 for the weekend with all this included).

Hope to see all you lovely people this weekend! Any questions just email us.

SUCC Love,

Thom Guy

Here’s a list of our upcoming events (for more check the calendar):

  • 1st/2nd October – Taster Sessions 12pm – 5pm, University Watersports Centre
  • Wed 5th October – Freshers Intro Meeting. Meet at Stags for 6.15pm – or if you’re late head to Building 7, room 3009 (click for campus map) for 6.30pm. Afterwards we’re heading out for our first Fresher Social.
  • Thur 6th October – First Pool Training Session 9pm @ Jubilee Sports Hall (Highfield Campus)
  • 7th – 9th October – Freshers Surf Kayaking Trip to PERRANPORTH, CORNWALL!!

Interested in joining the club?

Freshers week is fast approaching and we’re hoping to see you at the river, pool or socials!

Come and find us at the bunfight in SUSU on Wednesday 28th September (we’ll be around all day) to learn a more about the club and have a chat with us.

If you can’t make it to the bunfight, or are an existing student who would like to give kayaking a go, sign up for our mailing list below and we’ll keep you up to date with what’s going on.

(If you’d like to join the club then please send us a message from our contact us page)

A refresh and a blast from the past

If you’ve stumbled onto the site in its current state, you might not recognise it. It’s a new home for SUCC that I’ve build over the last 4 days – and filled with old SUCC stuff by Mr Sylvester.

Some features might be a bit iffy, and there’s no videos – but that’s to come! Any feedback is welcome, in the comments or to my email (which you should all have).