For 2021 there will be changes to the MRC Junior Development Squad.
The MRC, SRC and BC’s Talent Programme are launching a joint series of racing skills days and camps. These will be inclusive, and are aimed at engaging a large number of juniors and coaches from the racing community.
Built on the back of the MRC’s previous JDS events and the EDP days delivered by the Talent Programme, they will provide opportunities for juniors to develop their racing skills, and for club and BC coaches to share knowledge and learn from each other.
More details can be found in the attached poster, and further information will follow in the new year.
It is anticipated we will still have a named marathon Junior Development Squad in conjunction with the MRC National Training Squad, and details will follow in 2021.
Racing Skills Days Poster
Please find below a message from the BC Club Services Team:
We will shortly be announcing a bursary aimed at financially supporting the development of coaches and leaders in English affiliated clubs. We will be looking to support clubs by upskilling volunteers who lead and coach on the water.
Before we send out the bursary details and application forms we would ask that you fill in the survey below. This will give us a better picture of the current level of coaching and leadership in your club. It will also give us a better understanding of whether your club might be in a position to make a contribution to or match funding in order to increase the number of volunteers accessing this bursary.
The survey can be found here and we would ask that you fill it in by 06.11.20. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your Area Development Officer or email@example.com
Please note the Brigg Hasler that was due to run on 18 October has been cancelled.
Sadly the Malton to Howsham descent race that was due to take place on 11 October has been cancelled.
The ECA announced this week the cancellation of the 2020 Marathon Championships. Their full statement is here.
A message from Macclesfield and District Canoe Club.
Regrettably, due to Covid restrictions and the unassailable difficulties we will have in running this on our narrow canal and towpath as a Hasler race, we will have to cancel our event this October 2020.
Following the government announcement on 9th July, British Canoeing has announced that planning can now begin for the reintroduction of competitions and events in England from 1st August 2020.
Detailed information and links can be found here.
Due to the on-going uncertainties with Covid-19, Pangbourne CC have taken the decision to cancel their 2020 Hasler race which was due to run on 13 September.
Banbury and District CC have also cancelled their Hasler race (25 October) due both to the virus and the building works in the town restricting access to the water, thus making it unlikely it could be run safely.
British Canoeing have announced they are extending the cancellation of all domestic competitions, events and gatherings until 31 July 2020. The full announcement can be found here.
The latest advice from British Canoeing on returning to paddling, including groups of up to 6 people and club activities is here.