The 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 – Green Star Canoe Club is one of the largest slalom clubs in the country, supporting polo teams in several regional and national divisions and plays a large part in training, coaching and skills development in the Yorkshire and Northern Regions.

The objectives of the club are:

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.

Recently our head coach Esther Mathews has been awarded with a British Empire medal (BEM) for her services to canoeing over the years. All members are incredibly proud of her!