Southbourne Canoe Club (SCC) only has a few operational rules, detailed below, to be followed at all times when attending SCC activities. Please remember we are guests at Hengistbury Head Centre (BC), so please treat the facilities as such.
Members allocated with an annual pass may park in the BC car park on Thursday evenings only from May to October.
Members who do not have an allocated pass may park in the BC car park as free space allows, all cars must display an SCC sticker and number plate registered.
Parking is also available in the large council pay and display car park which is a short walk down the access road and next to the Hungry Hiker Cafe.
All SCC members will be allowed road access to drop off equipment.
No parking is permitted to the front (harbour side) of the BC centre or on the access road to the centre.
SCC members may at times be asked to remove vehicles from the BC car park, at which time vehicles must be removed and can be parked in the council pay and display car park.
Any cars not registered with SCC, not displaying a SCC sticker and not displaying a car park permit will be asked to remove their vehicle.
Due to the current closure of the Hengitsbury Head Outdoor Centre building, changing facilities are extremely limited. We currently have access to the ‘Darwin room’ which contains only a large open room together with male and female toilets. You can use this facility to change in but we share this with other groups and so must be left in a tidy and clean state.
Launching & Landing
Kayaks and Canoes may only be launched form the BC slipway. At times the slipway may be managed by BC staff and launching may be scheduled to avoid conflict. If requested SCC members must observe the launching schedule and comply with any request made by the BC staff.
SCC and BC equipment hired by members must be returned after use.
Smoking is not permitted at any time within the BC perimeter.
SCC Code of conduct
It is the policy of Southbourne Canoe Club that all paddlers, volunteers, coaches and parents show respect and understanding for each other and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the Club. The aim is for all paddlers to improve performance and have fun. Everyone involved in the Club should abide by the Club Rules and Policies.
SCC Code of Conduct Coaches and Officials Code Of Conduct
Take care of all property belonging to the club or club members.
Treat other club members with respect at all times — on and off the water — treat other paddlers as you would want to be treated yourself.
Please control tempers and avoid behaviour which may inconvenience or upset others.
Please co-operate and listen to your coach or club officials.
All paddlers must sign in and out of sessions
Club officials, Coaches and Volunteers
Consider the well being and safety of paddlers before the development of performance.
Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect.
Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.
Display consistently high standards of behavior and appearance.
Follow BCU and club guidelines and policies.
Hold the appropriate, up-dated qualifications and insurance.
Encourage paddlers to value their performance and not just results.
Never condone the use of prohibited substances.
Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
Never force your child to take part in sport.
Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
Publicly accept official’s judgements.
Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy the sport.
Use correct and proper language at all times.
Set a good example by applauding good performances of all paddlers.
Junior paddlers are not to the leave the Outdoor Centre building at end of the evening until collected by their parent or guardian unless the club is otherwise advised in writing.