We are proud to support local, national and international clubs with world-class facilities to support all their training needs, from beginners through to elite athletes.

British Canoeing

As a national centre for water sports, we are proud to be the home of the British Canoeing; the national governing body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK.

We have some of the top Team GB canoeists from the Olympic and Paralympic squads training here, including gold medallists from Rio 2016. We are also the hosts for a number of British Canoeing’s flatwater racing regattas and white water events.


GB Rowing Team Start Programme

Here at the National Water Sports Centre, we are home to GB Rowing’s Talent programme testing camps.

This talent identification programme was created with the aim to build the future of the GB Rowing Team by identifying and developing potential Olympians. The programme’s most recent successes have been at the London 2012 Olympic Games, with almost a third of the Team GB Rowers having come through the programme.

We also host a number of rowing events that include a high proportion of the GB Rowing Team competing on-site; these include the British Rowing Junior and Senior Championships, British Rowing Master Championships and the BUCS Regatta.


Holme Pierrepont Running Club

Holme Pierrepont Running Club is based at the National Water Sports Centre.

Adults of all abilities are welcome and we currently have a membership of over 300.

Club runs are on Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm with a range of groups which generally run for up to an hour at anywhere from 6 to 10 minute mile pace. These are fairly informal and routes are decided on the night. We generally have 40-60 runners on a club night.

Contact Details are: info@hprcrun.co.uk

Nottinghamshire County Rowing Association (NCRA)

Based at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire County Rowing Association (NCRA) is one of the most decorated rowing clubs in the UK with over 200 rowers that have won international vests, in lightweight men, and women’s events, Junior, U23, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games.

They currently run a successful junior and U23 squad that regularly competes (and wins) at national heads and regattas and our rowers have also represented Great Britain.



Holme Pierrepont Canoe Club (HPPCC)

HPPCC is a family-orientated club offering paddling opportunities at all levels.  Whether it is gentle touring on our canals and rivers or tackling white water then we can support you. We offer Standup Paddleboarding, Raft Racing, Slalom Training and squads, Open Canoeing and Kayaking. All of the family can take part regardless of age or ability.



Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of the National Water Sports Centre is proud to have the following community sports clubs based with us at the country park. One of our key objectives to ensure sport and physical activity is accessible for all local residents and our clubs play a critical part in supporting our ambition to deliver this aim.