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

  • Around the State – April Apr 4, 2024
    A collection of Member club facebook posts The post Around the State – April first appeared on Paddle Queensland.
  • Hi Jinks on Eudlo 2024 – Post Event Report Apr 3, 2024
    Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club The race was scheduled to take advantage of a 2.3m high tide in Eudlo Creek.  The weather was windy with rain showers throughout the day.  Six lucky draw prize packs were provided by Paddles, the paddle shop at Warana. Medics Assist provided first aide on site, … Hi Jinks on Eudlo […]
  • Tingalpa Trot 2024 – Post Event Report Apr 3, 2024
    Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club The weather was kind for this year’s race, under cloudy skies and a perfect tide. Our start was over 5 waves which made a spectacular site for our supporters lining Tingalpa creek. It was good to see some 4km paddlers gaining experience and we hope, complete … Tingalpa Trot 2024 – […]
  • 2024 Paddle Queensland Canoe Polo State Team Feb 27, 2024
    Congratulations to the following paddlers who will represent Queensland at the 2024 Paddle Australia National Championships Jack Steel (Captain) Jack Quinn (Vice Captain Darcy Renouf Sean Reid Tim Maier Joshua Vivian Michael Thompson Stephen Hubbard MEN’S OPEN A Daniel Morris (Captain) Liam Warriner (Vice Captain) Thomas King Koi Oliver Hewlett-Smith … 2024 Paddle Queensland Canoe […]
  • 2024 Pacific Coast Ocean Racing Championships Dec 27, 2023
    Welcome to the Paddle Queensland Pacific Coast Ocean Racing Championships. The 2024 Championships will bring the Queensland Ocean Racing community together across seven events from May to December. The Championships will comprise of Male, Female and Mixed classes for Junior 16, Junior 18, Under 21, Under 23, Senior, Masters and … 2024 Pacific Coast Ocean […]

RSS National News

    Paddle Australia is pleased to announce the canoe slalom athletes selected in the 2024 National Development Squad (NDS). Designed to identify young paddlers with the potential to reach current and future national teams, the NDS provides opportunities for paddlers to learn and develop. After a thorough process involving performance reviews from events such as the […]
    Paddle Australia is pleased to confirm the Junior and U23 Australian Canoe Sprint teams for the 2024 World Championships. The 2024 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships will take place in Plodiv, Bulgaria from 17-21 July. Congratulations to all the athletes selected. Junior Kynan Burke – Illawarra, NSW Aiden Carberry – West Lakes, […]
  • Powerhouse Trio First Australian Athletes Confirmed For Paris Paralympics Apr 13, 2024
    Paddle Australia was thrilled to today to share in the announcement of the first members of the para canoe athletes who have booked their tickets to the Paris Paralympic Games. Triple Paralympians Curtis McGrath, Dylan Littlehales and Susan Seipel were officially presented with their Qantas boarding passes today at the National Training Centre – Canoe […]
  • 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon and SUP Championships a Success in South Australia Apr 11, 2024
    Hosted at Encounter Lakes in South Australia, the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon and SUP Championships saw more than 200 paddlers take part from April 5-7. The hugely successful event saw winners crowned in a range of race, age and classification categories. Three-time Open Champion from the event, Rebecca Mann was thrilled to race in […]