On 25th March 2020 the International Panel issued an update to athletes following the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games until the summer of 2021. The full statement can be accessed on the link below.
On Wednesday, 18 March British Canoeing announced the cancellation of the Sprint and Paracanoe Section events:
In order to protect the health and well-being of everyone involved in our events, British Canoeing has today confirmed the cancellation of the sprint selection event planned for 28/29 March and the Paracanoe selection event planned for the 25/26 April 2020.
It has been agreed that subject to any further external influences beyond our control, the British Canoeing Olympic and Paralympic selection events will take place on either 4 or 5 June. Further details will be released as soon as they are available.
The ICF has today released news of the cancellation of the European Olympic Qualification event in Racice. It has also confirmed the postponement of the sprint and paracanoe world qualification event due to be held in Duisburg on 21-24 May, with the possibility that this may be staged at the end of June. The full ICF release can be found HERE
A letter from Paul Ratcliffe, Performance Director, British Canoeing:
Stronger Together 2021-2025
During the next 10 months we will be consulting on and finalising the new strategy for British Canoeing for 2021-2025. Stronger Together 2021-2025 will set out the vision and plans for the entire work of British Canoeing for the next 4 years.
New Talent and Podium Strategy for Sprint, Slalom and Paracanoe 2021-2025
Running parallel with this we also need to develop our new strategy (2021-25) for the development of talent and podium success in our Olympic and Paralympic disciplines. This process needs to align with the timescales of the funding submissions to Sport England and UK Sport, as most of this work is funded by these two organisations.
As part of developing this strategy, we would like to hear your views on our current thinking for the Vision, Missions, Ambitions and Key Drivers for the British Canoeing Olympic and Paralympic Performance Strategy.
The Situational Analysis of Sprint
You may be aware that we currently have an analysis underway (to be completed by March 2020) around the future potential of our sprint system to be even more successful internationally. The findings of this situational analysis of sprint will feed into this strategy process later in the year.
A change in emphasis
This Strategy will take a longer term view than the previous 4 year plans and will set out a Vision for 2032 and milestones for 2024 and 2028.
The strategy will be shaped to include the work at club level as well as within teams and squads and the lottery-funded programmes. It will present a framework for a joined up system rather than simply a focus on just the lottery-funded Podium and Podium Potential programmes.
As we develop this strategy, we would like to hear your views and receive your comments on the first draft Vision, Missions, Ambitions and Key Drivers.
We will evaluate and consider all of the feedback, and plan to consult further as the broader talent and performance strategies emerge.
We would be grateful if you could complete this survey by midday on Friday 21 February.
We would love to share this as widely as possible so please don’t hesitate to send this to anyone you feel might want to contribute. Thank you i advance for taking the time to comment.
The selection process for U23 K4 crews has been announced and is available on the link below. Athletes who wish to be considered as part of this process should read the announcement as soon as convenient.
Draft Canoe Sprint selection policies for 2020 have been published by the Canoe Sprint International Panel for Senior and Junior & U23 athletes, and constructive feedback on the policies is invited from interested parties. The draft policies are available by using the links below:
Feedback can be provided by following the links:
The Canoe Sprint International Panel has announced the final selection for the Sprint World Championships in Szeged. The announcement can be seen on the link below:
Further to the recent consultation and subject to British Canoeing Board approval, the document on the link below sets out the strategy for the England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan through to 2025.
Details for the Masters Canoe Sprint World Championships in Hungary this summer are available on the link below. If anyone is intending to go, you do need to let the Sprint Racing Committee (SRC) know that you will be competing outside of the UK in a sprint event. Please, email Cathy Wynne as SRC Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.