The MRC Selection Committee has selected a team of 12 U16 and U14 athletes to compete at the French National Championships in Vernon, France on 11 and 12 September.BC Team French National Championships v2 2021
The MRC Selection Committee has announced the GB team for the 2021 World Championships in Bascov, Romania.
An amendment has been made on 4th August to name Katie Brookes (WOR) as a reserve to the team.GB Team World Championships 2021
The announcement of a British team to compete at the French National Marathon Championships is being delayed until early August following the change to the date of the Olympic Hopes regatta, which concerns many of the same athletes and now clashes directly with the French National Marathon Champs.
Well done to all those who raced today at Gloucester CC in the short-course GB team assessment race; and a big thank you to Gloucester CC for putting on a great race day.
The Selection Committee is aware of a number of athletes who will be unable to attend the National Championships and Assessment Races this weekend due to respecting COVID self-isolation.
These athletes are asked to inform the Selection Committee via James Smythe and to endeavour to attend the short-course assessment race at Gloucester on 25th July. This race will also be taken into account when selecting teams for the French Nationals, so even U14 and U16 athletes may enter this event and race in the junior class.
Finally, the Selection Policy allows the Selection Committee to take other results into account in their decisions, when mitigating circumstances such as this apply. We may look at other marathon or even sprint events if this allows a fairer decision to be made.
AVAILABILITY DEADLINE FOR ALL INTERNATIONALS IS 5TH JULY 2021
The MRC has finalised the assessment programme for 2021 as follows:-
Long course singles and doubles – National Championships (10-11 July, Reading). Selection for World Championships, and French National Championships
Short course singles (Gloucester, 25th July)
In light of the complexities of sending teams abroad this year, these will be the only assessment events of the year.
Our ambition is to send teams to all three of these events, with the Worlds in Romania being our absolute priority. Teams will be selected after the short-course race on 25th July, and paddlers seeking selection are encouraged to do all three races, as we will be taking all results into account. For example, doing the short course only may not be enough to gain selection for that race at the Worlds.
For the Nationals, please note:-
- Paddlers should race in the class for which they are seeking selection. So for example, U23s should race that class to be considered for U23 classes at the Worlds.
- U16 and U14 races will be assessment races for the French Nationals, which is an U16 team.
PARTICIPATION IN ANY OF THESE EVENTS WILL BE WITHDRAWN IF THE HOST COUNTRY IS ON THE AMBER LIST AT TIME OF TRAVEL, AS PER BRITISH CANOEING REQUIREMENTS.