Females flock to canoe club taster session

Females-only taster session at Banbury and District Canoe Club
Females-only taster session at Banbury and District Canoe Club

More than 40 women and girls of all ages took to the water in a variety of boats, helped by female coaches, when Banbury and District Canoe Club (BDCC) hosted a free, female-only taster session on the Oxford Canal at Cropredy last week, as part of Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign.

Possibly encouraged by the prospect of coffee and cake after they had finished, everyone had a go in a stable plastic boat, with some progressing rapidly into the club’s racing boats, and others trying their hand at open canoeing.

Many have already signed up for the club’s beginner courses.