In November, when the weather wasn't quite as bad, DCC junior members decided to do some flat water training out on the dock in the K4. They were escorted by a safety crew but they surplus to requirements as the girls put into practice all the skills they had learned and paddled up and down the dock with ease. After they had mastered the art of paddling the K4 they turned their attention to the SUP boards where they excelled yet again. Well done to all.
While heading up the path to the canal our trip started with the sight of the West Coast Railways Santa special steaming towards Lancaster. It was being pulled along by a diesel as Rudolph and the gang must have had the weekend off. We had a wet and windy start to our paddle but the weather soon improved so it didn't deter the four of us from enjoying a paddle along Lancaster canal from Bolton le Sands up towards Capernwray. Here we stopped for dinner and a chat where several dogs took a fancy to our sandwiches. On the way back we spotted a kingfisher skimming along the top of the water aswell as plenty of ducks. A pleasant trip was had by all along a scenic stretch of the Lancaster canal.
On Saturday 1st of December duddon took a mixture of polo players to a tournament in Penrith leisure centre... the tournament was for all abilities, to help encourage people give it ago. We had two brand new players Rachel and mark, junior players Connor and Jolene with Kirsty, Michelle, Trevor, Lee and Scott.
With having 9 players we decided to just mix each team up and go have fun and maybe learn one more rule.
There was some great team play by all involed passing the ball around until there were shots on for players to score.( Lee and Scott 3, Trevor 2 and mark 1) The defence was strong at times giving other clubs the run out they needed... the juniors Connor and jo did a fantastic job all round but also putting in some great shots on target but were sadly saved by some great goalkeepers. For marks and Rachel's first time and them feeling nervous at the start they soon both fit well into the team. Putting in some fantastic defence even taking a few pushes in and managing to carry on and mark even scoring on his first game. Well done all
A big thank you goes out to them that came up to support Jo's dad, Sarah (marks wife) and of course Ryan team mascot( For now as you be playing soon) ....
The next tournament is on 26th January if anyone age 12 and above would like to give this ago please come and join in...
Trevor and Michelle