Welcome to Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club Home Page

Formerly Nerang River Canoe Club, VLPC moved to the Varsity Lakes Boat Shed in October 2011 and changed its name to reflect the support of the local community.

In keeping with tradition, however the club maintained the club colours of red, white and black and the new logo reflects this combination of the old and the new.

Club members have competed in Marathon & Sprint races, which are held by clubs throughout Brisbane, North & South Coast’s and Northern NSW.

The Club has several Coaches available for learners, and for the more experienced – training sessions & technique improvements.

We provide all relevant information on races that you may be interested to compete in.

This sport is great for fitness or we can get you ready for some competition if that’s what your after.

RSS State News

  • 2020 PQ Paddle Fest Nov 11, 2020
      Welcome to the Gold Coast PaddleFest 5th & 6th of December, 2020 Our aim at Paddle Queensland is to get more people paddling, more of the time. Does not matter what type of Paddle Sport, we support it. We work alongside Paddle clubs throughout Queensland, to bring both fun and competitive events to the […]
  • 2020 Paddle Queensland Ocean Racing Champs Oct 21, 2020
    Congratulations to all athletes who participated in the 2020 Ocean Race! Results were published live through Webscorer on the day which you can find below. As well as the results as per age and craft. Overall Results – as per Age & Craft Webscorer Live Results Here are some pictures of what turned out to […]
  • 2020 Paddle Queensland Award Recipients Oct 20, 2020
    Each year Paddle Queensland holds its awards program to recognise individuals and clubs that have made a significant contribution to the development of paddle sports in Queensland. As 2020 has been a very challenging year, it is my pleasure to announce the recipients of the Paddle Queensland Annual Awards for 2020. Paddle Queensland would like […]
  • Round 6 Times – Pacific Coast Paddle Series Oct 17, 2020
    The Paddle Queensland Pacific Coast Virtual Series was developed to support our community and ensure exercise and participation in paddling continues to play an integral part of maintaining physical and mental health. Please note, there will be NO Round 7. The Round 6 times are below: Name Gender Age Series Club Craft Time Peter Hopwood […]
  • Pacific Coast 10K Paddle Series – Round 1 Times & Round 3 Details Sep 16, 2020
    The Pacific Coast 10K Paddle Series has been developed to support our Paddle Clubs, their members and the wider paddle sports community return to organised competition in these challenging times. Round 1 was held on Sunday August 9 by the Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club. Name Gender Age Club Craft Time Andrew Bavage Male 42 Sandgate […]

RSS National News

  • Paddle Australia Launches Commercial Provider Membership Nov 26, 2020
    Paddle Australia (PA) and the six State Paddle Associations (SPAs) are excited to launch a new membership offering, the Commercial Provider Membership (CPM), to further support and grow paddling within the community. Commercial Provider Membership provides PA qualified Instructors, Guides and Coaches a great opportunity to benefit from the support of the national sporting organisation, […]
  • National Level Competitions Update Nov 25, 2020
    The month of November has seen some encouraging changes in the COVID-19 situation around Australia. Some travel restrictions are being eased and some limitations on public gatherings are also being re-calibrated, as State Governments adjust to reduced numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases. In that context, Paddle Australia would like to provide a further update on […]
  • How the Paddle On Foundation Helped Jools After Lockdown Nov 25, 2020
    In a recent edition of Paddle Pulse, we shared a report about the numerous donations received to the Paddle On Foundation which has helped to support 53 paddlers with their memberships so they can continue paddling. However, beyond just the statistics, we also wanted to share personal insight into the inspiring and heart-warming impact of […]
  • Update on 2021 Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Championships Nov 20, 2020
    The Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Technical Committee (PACSLTC) met on 9 November 2020 to discuss the 2021 Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Age Championships and the 2021 Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Championships scheduled for January 2021. The primary focus of this meeting was to determine whether these two competitions should proceed given the challenges brought in […]