About Us

About Green Star Canoe Club

Green Star Canoe Club was founded in 1993 by Esther Mathews. It has grown to be one of the largest and most active clubs in the area and even nationally РGreen Star  Canoe Club is one of the largest slalom clubs in the country. Also supporting polo teams in several regional and national divisions. Green Star Canoe Club plays a large part in training, coaching and skills development in the Yorkshire and Northern Regions for both these disciplines.

Green Star Canoe Club’s main lake is located in Finningley, Doncaster. Sitting on the borders of South Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North Nottinghamshire, the lake is accessible from the A1, M62/M180 and M1/M18. Click on the map below for directions.

Objectives Of The Club

To get as many people as possible, of all ages and abilities, enjoying the sport and recreation of canoeing.

To provide an environment and the basic essential equipment to enable members to extend their skills and enhance their individual performance, with due regard to safety.

To encourage members to teach others and thus pass on their skills and expertise.

To encourage fair play and consideration for the feelings of others.


30 Years Coaching

Canoeing & Kayaking

The Green Star Canoe Club has been running for 30 years with original founder Esther Mathews as the head coach.

In the media

Five minutes with Esther Mathews

Feature Article

The Doncaster Free Press and the Star met with club founder Esther Mathews for a feature article.

Esther awarded British Empire Medal

British Empire Medal

Founder and head coach, Esther Mathews was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to canoeing.The news was featured on the British Canoeing website and the Doncaster news websites.

25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary

Green Star Canoe Club celebrated the 25th anniversary of the club being founded. The 25th anniversary was celebrated in the Canoe Focus magazine.

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    Green Star Canoe Club is an all round canoeing and kayaking club based in Doncaster. We offer canoe slalom, polo, freestyle and river running events.

    17 Partridge Flatt Rd, Doncaster, DN4 6SB