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Edgbaston Paddlesports Academy

Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham

Run by: Edgbaston Paddlesports Academy

The Academy will provide an opportunity for young people to experience paddling. Canoe, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Having fun developing skills and confidence.


Suitable for 7-17

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  • Baby changing not available at this location
  • Food not available at this location
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  •  Dogs are not welcome at this location

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The academy is being set up to promote excellence in paddling. It will provide an opportunity for young people to experience canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, maintain their interest and sustain participation. Members will progress through the BCU youth skill qualifications with the opening to grow, if desired, to a competitive level moving forward to compete for the club, region and country. Members will receive the opportunity to obtain coaching status enabling a larger role within the academy and long term sporting career possibilities.

Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Tue 26 Aug 16:30–18:30
  2. Tue 2 Sep 16:30–18:30
  3. Tue 16 Sep 16:30–18:30
  4. Tue 23 Sep 16:30–18:30
  5. Tue 30 Sep 16:30–18:30
  6. Tue 7 Oct 16:30–18:30
  7. Tue 14 Oct 16:30–18:30


£10.00 annual (one off) membership fee. £5.00 a session. This price covers the costs of the boats, safety equipment and instructors.

Special requirements

The academy actively encourages young members of the community, regardless of age, gender, race or ability.


BCU Accredited - 100719


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Edgbaston Reservoir

Ickneild Port Road, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 0AA

Meeting point: Edgbaston Watersports

About this location

Situated close to the city centre, Edgbaston Reservoir is a site of importance for nature conservation.


This activity is organised and run by Edgbaston Paddlesports Academy.

Please register in advance.

Visitors to call 0121 454 1997 and let us know that they will be coming. No payment needs to be made until the day of the session. Have a look for the details on our website.


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