Membership Information

I am keen to ‘Come and Try’ Kayaking, to see if I like it

If you’re keen to give kayaking a go then great! Nomad Kayak Club can cater for complete novices. First let us know by emailing and we’ll arrange for you to attend the next available ‘Come & Try it’ session and be introduced to one of our coaches.

In most cases you will need to be aged 10 or above to be able to participate safely, although the main requirement is height – a kayak requires a certain amount of the body to be above the top of the cockpit in order to paddle.

Prior to attending your session there’s some paperwork and it’s important this is all completed as otherwise we can’t allow anyone to take to the water. Before having to join the club, you can paddle twice more before having to take out membership.

Canoeing is a water sport and with this in mind we have put together a useful guide for anyone planning to attend a ‘Come and Try it’ session, which you will be sent prior to attending the session. Getting wet is likely and a number of items of clothing / kit are recommended. If you’re unsure what to bring to keep you warm and safe, please email for some advice.

Please note that 10/11 year old’s must be  accompanied on the water by an adult and that 12/13 year old’s must have an adult within the Aquadrome.

I am ready to become a full member, for the first time

If you are new to kayaking or an experienced paddler and keen to become a full member of the Nomad Kayak Club we first suggest you first attend a ‘Come and Try’ session (if you haven’t already done so) pop down to see us and our facilities. That way you can see first hand what we can offer.
One of our Committee members will guide you through the Club and what membership can offer, they will also check that you are 10 or over and sufficiently tall to safely control a kayak.

First year membership is pro rata, our Membership Officer will advise of the exact rate (depending on the time of year you apply to join), our membership year runs April to March.

I wish to renew my NKC membership

For 2021/2022 renewals, click here to renew. 

I want to speak to someone regarding membership

Canoe PoloIf after reading this you still have some unanswered questions, please make contact our Membership Officer by emailing and they will be happy to talk you through the club.

They may also put you in contact with various other committee members who have responsibility for specific areas or disciplines within the club that relate to your questions.

British Canoeing Membership

In 2000 the British Canoe Union (BCU)  now British Canoeing (BC) federalised to become the umbrella organisation for the Home Nation Associations in Scotland (SCA), Wales (WCA) and Northern Ireland (CANI). BC are the membership body for England and are responsible for the development of canoeing in England.

British Canoeing is responsible for leading and setting the overall framework for the National Associations; representing canoeing interests such as coaching and competition at UK and international level.

Being a member of BC brings great benefits such as access to many of Britain’s waterways, discounts at various stores and liability insurance. For canoe polo players, joining BC membership is a prerequisite to enter tournaments.

To join, see the British Canoeing website.

We look forward to seeing you soon!