Category Archives: Athletes

  Sprint Talent Strategy for Consultation

British Canoeing’s vision is for the England Talent Sprint Programme to significantly contribute athletes to British Canoeing Olympic and Paralympic teams, supporting Great Britain to be the best in the world by 2028.

As demonstrated by the work currently underway through the Talent Club Partnership Programme there is the very real desire to further strengthen the talent environments within clubs as an integral and fundamental part of the athlete talent pathway within Sprint Racing.

Over the next few months (April/May/June) the England Sprint Talent Programme will be exploring what support structure is needed around the clubs and how the squad structure will work in order to support this.

The draft strategy can be found HERE, we welcome and invite your feedback by 13:00pm on Friday 26th April on this proposal HERE and would like to invite any English club to attend a consultation evening hosted at the British Canoeing Offices on Saturday 27th April at the HPP regatta (meeting after the event), please confirm your attendance HERE.

  Sprint Competition review – Paddler Survey Live!

The Sprint Competition Review Working Group is conducting a range of consultation activities to help us understand the views of the racing community. This is your opportunity to engage in the review and to ensure that your voice is heard.

The questionnaire provides paddlers and parents of paddlers with a valuable opportunity to provide feedback into their experiences competing in sprint racing regattas.

We would encourage you to participate in this survey if you are:

  • an adult who participates in sprint and/or marathon racing

  • the parent of a child who participates in sprint and/or marathon racing

  • a junior paddler (age 12 and over) who participates in sprint and/or marathon racing

  • an adult or junior K1 or C1 paddler (age 12 and over) who does not currently participate in racing
  • The questionnaire is online, simple to complete and can be accessed HERE

    Closing date for responses is Wednesday 1st May

    If you have any questions about the review or the questionnaire then please email

      Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe International Panels publish 2019 selection policies

    Selection policies for the 2019 season have been published by the relevant International Panels. A summarising statement and the individual policies for Seniors, Junior and U23, and Paracanoe athletes can be accessed from the links shown below.

        icon_pdf  Joint Publication Statement

        icon_pdf  Senior Team Selection Policy

        icon_pdf  Paracanoe Team Selection Policy

        icon_pdf  Junior & U23 Team Selection Policy

      Junior Canoeist of the Year 2018

    At the recent Sprint Racing Annual Consultative Meeting the winner of the Junior Canoeist of the Year was announced. Emma Russell from Chelmsford Canoe Club is the 2018 Junior Racing Canoeist of the Year. Emma was unfortunately not able to attend the Trophy Presentation Ceremony to receive the award on the day but will be presented with the trophy at a later date.

    Trophies on show at 2018 ACM