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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the Brigg Hasler that was due to run on 18 October has been cancelled.
Guidance from British Canoeing about cancelling events due to the coronavirus is here.
The latest advice to all clubs from British Canoeing is here.
BC have issued the following statement regarding coronavirus, cancelling events until 30 April.
We will update further on international events and assessment races as we learn more.
A reminder from British Canoeing:
For too long the right to paddle on or swim in our inland waters in England and Wales has been disputed. Many special places are perceived to be ‘off limits’, with paddlers frequently subject to challenge or threats over their right to be there.
It’s time this changed, and we need you to make it happen.
We are asking the Government to review current policy toward access on waters in England and Wales. This includes considering new legislation where necessary. Signing the petition will help us achieve this.
If you are passionate about protecting the places we paddle and ensuring our children and future generations can enjoy fair, shared access to all our waterways then please sign our petition today.
Fair, shared, sustainable open access. It’s not too much to ask for…is it?
For more information about the Clear Access, Clear Waters Campaign and to sign our petition, head to www.clearaccessclearwaters.org.uk NOW!
British Canoeing are running a series of roadshows around the country.
The roadshow will visit 14 locations in March and April and aims to provide members with an opportunity to:
• Hear about the progress made towards the ambitions within the current four-year strategic plan, Stronger Together
• Comment on what should be included in the next strategic plan for 2021-25
• Meet with and raise questions with British Canoeing CEO David Joy, senior staff and Board Members who will be present.
More information and registration can be found here.