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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

  • Approved Aquatic Sport Sector Industry COVID Safe Plan Jun 15, 2020
    The QSport Aquatic Sports group representing all relevant water sports worked together to facilitate a viable reopening and resumption of aquatic sports across Queensland. Based on the collaboration of the group with input from QSport staff, Queensland Government Sport and Recreation staff and representatives from other aquatic industry groups and stakeholders secured the following: Relaxation […]
  • Stage 2 : Return to Play Summary (1st June) May 26, 2020
    Paddle Queensland, the board of management and technical committees are developing Return to Play strategies in preparation for Stage 3, where normal community sport operation will resume following the most recent advice from the Queensland Government. In preparation for Stages 2 and 3, Paddle Queensland has reviewed and summarised the Restrictions for Sport, Recreation, and […]
  • Introducing the Paddle Support Package from Paddle Australia and your State Paddle Association May 13, 2020
    PADDLERS AND CLUBS TO BENEFIT FROM SUPPORT PACKAGE Paddle Australia and their six State Paddle Associations have worked together to introduce a Paddle Support Package aimed at helping Clubs and Members during the COVID-19 crisis. Launched under the new ‘Paddle Australia – With You On The Water’ branding, the package includes four key elements to […]
  • Pacific Coast Virtual Series Apr 19, 2020
    Dear Paddle Clubs and members, It is my pleasure to present the 2020 Paddle Queensland Pacific Coast Virtual Series. The Series has been developed to support our Paddle Clubs, their members and the wider paddle sports community in these challenging times. The Pacific Coast Virtual Series provides Paddle Clubs with a product to help engage […]
  • COVID-19 Guidance for Paddlers and Paddle Clubs (Update 6: 15th May) Mar 26, 2020
    Paddle Australia Updates Update 6 – 15th May 2020: Guidelines for Paddle Clubs. Paddle Queensland recommend you continue to make yourself aware of information in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and adhere to the below Paddling Guidelines. Tuesday, 19 May 2020. Dear Paddle Queensland Members and Member Clubs, The following guide is to support our community […]

RSS National News

  • Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Champs in Auckland Cancelled – ICF Event Updates Jun 30, 2020
    Australia’s best young canoe slalom talent will have to wait a little longer to compete against the best in the world, with organisers confirming next year’s ICF Junior and Under-23 Canoe Slalom World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand have been cancelled. The week-long event was due to be held at the Vector Wero Whitewater Park […]
  • When the Second Beer Costs You the Race Jun 25, 2020
  • Random Tips for Your Next Paddling Trip Jun 25, 2020
    Whether you’re new to paddling or you’ve been paddling for a while, we’ve put together some random tips and ideas that could change your world 😊 • A flyscreen at the tent door will aid in keeping sand out of the tent. • Talcum powder works a treat to get sand off your feet. • […]
  • Historic East Java Coaching Program Continues Despite COVID-19 Jun 24, 2020
    On the 12th December 2019, Paddle WA signed a landmark collaborative agreement with the province of East Java, Indonesia, to provide coaching services to support the development of their institute program over the next 10 months in the lead up to the Indonesian National Sports Games during National Sports Week (PON), which was due to […]