Future Volunteer Leaders!

British Canoeing is launching an exciting new programme aimed at supporting new volunteers who are interested in volunteering at a regional and national level with British Canoeing.
 
The Future Leaders programme aspires to raise awareness of the importance of volunteer leadership in canoeing. The programme will aim to identify the next generation of regional and national committee members and leaders as well as helping people develop their expertise and confidence through workshops, online learning, mentoring, placements and networking opportunities to allow delegates to share knowledge, experiences and solutions.
 
Our sport is full of a diverse range of people with a whole array of skills and experience, we’d love to encourage more people at the beginning of their volunteering journey and support more people to volunteer at regional and national levels from all backgrounds.
Please note that this is a programme funded via Sport England funding so is only open to those living in England.
 
For further information and to apply, please, visit https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2018/future-volunteer-leaders

  Fladbury – Regional Paddlesport Regatta

Fladbury Paddle Club are pleased to invite paddlers of C1, K1, Paddleboards (Stand Up and Prone) to take part in their regatta on Saturday 15th September.

Distance racing will take place in the morning, with an option for paddlers to also take part in the Fladbury Fun Run at 13.30, 200m sprints will take place in the afternoon. The racing will finish with a Bell Boat 200m challenge (crews of 6, entries on the day). During the afternoon paddlers and supporters can also visit Fladbury Village Fete.

Classes for canoe/kayak will be based on sprint bandings, with Lightning/Mini K1. SUP will be 3 classes, Inflatable 12’6 and under, Hard Board 12’6 and under, Hard Board 14’. Prone Boards 1 class. Prizes for Senior, Junior, Male and Female in all races. Special prize for paddlers also entering fun run.

Please contact steve@bellboat.com for further details and an entry form

  Sprint Policies Feedback

The Canoe Sprint International panel, in order to further improve future selection policies, is welcoming feedback on the 2018 Selection Policy.

They are keen to know specifically what you liked and how it can be improved, while maintaining the principles of objectivity, transparency and clarity on specific races for selection to identified events.

Feedback can be provided through the following webpage

https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/olympic-paralympic/sprint-intro/sprint-policies-feedback

  MacGregor Inter-club Challenge Final Results and updated Official Results

Final and updated scores for the MacGregor Inter-Club regatta, which took place at the July Regatta, are now available. The Official Results have also been updated to include the MacGregor winner’s name and the points for the top 10 clubs. They also now include the Canoe Promotions.

Official Results for all of the National Regattas can be downloaded from this website.

  Flatwater Racing Skills Day at Roadford Lake, Devon

British Canoeing will be running a racing skills day on Saturday 18 August 2018 at Roadford Lake, Devon.

To register an interest in this day please use the online registration form

The Racing Skills Programme is established to encourage those athletes who love to paddle, whether it be in Sprint, Marathon, WWR, Paddle Ski etc, and who would like to develop their skills in different environments whilst meeting different paddlers and coaches to learn from each other.

Racing skills look to bring coaches, athletes and parents together to share knowledge and to allow those to be better informed to aid the growth of the young paddler in a fun and inventive way. This day will mostly be aimed at athletes aged 12-18 years old.

The Theme of the day: The Model Athlete
The factors with a beneficial effect to performance development. We aim to cover:

  • Mental
  • Tactical
  • Technical
  • Commitment
  • Lifestyle
  • Physical
  • Balance of training with school work

There were be 2x on water sessions, workshops and an open Q&A sessions for parents and coaches.

Attending this 2-hour workshop for coaches will give you an 18-month update to your CPD.

Parents:

There will be a 45-min presentation once the athletes have started their 1st Session.

Please see here for information on the upcoming racing skills day and please click here for more details about the England Racing Skills Programme.

Any questions relating to this RSP day should be directed to Mark Hoile (Talent Pathway Manager – Canoe Sprint) (mark.hoile@britishcanoeing.org.uk), or contact Daniel Thompson (daniel.thompson@britishcanoeing.org.uk) for any administrative questions you may have.

  2018/19 TASS Application Window Opens

The England Talent Programme has been awarded 20 TASS places for 2018-19. This is a combined total for Olympic disciplines across Slalom and Sprint.

Full inclusion detail is contained within the TASS nomination policy found here

Any athlete wishing to be considered for TASS for 2018-19 is invited to register their interest by completing the TASS application form found here by 4:00pm on 10th August 2018.

The TASS nomination policy and application form can be found on the England Talent Programme website

  Racing Skills Day at Southampton cancelled

British Canoeing have issued the following statement concerning the cancellation of the Racing Skills Day at Southampton Canoe Club:

“It is with regret that the Racing Skills Day scheduled to take place at Southampton Canoe Club on Saturday 28th July has been cancelled, this is due to limited uptake as a result of the school holidays.

The next Racing Skills Day is scheduled to take place at Roadford Lake, Devon on Saturday 18 August 2018, information will be sent out by Tuesday 24 July.

We look forward to seeing you all at future Racing Skills Days.”