As you are aware over the last few months we have conducted a review and public consultation of the England Talent Sprint Programme. There is a very real desire through collaborative working to further strengthen the talent environments within clubs. The long term ambition is to establish clubs as an integral and fundamental part of the talent pathway within Sprint Racing in order to help drive the depth and standard of the sport to new levels to ensure that the performances that were on show at the Junior World and European Championship earlier in the summer are repeated and built upon.
The England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan was released in June. This plan marks a significant change in direction, with a reduction of investment in regional squads more support and resource for clubs and their club coaches to develop talented junior paddlers. The England national programmes remain a key component of the England Pathway and today sees the release of the Qualification Criteria and Eligibility Policy for each of the programmes.
The Qualification Criteria and Eligibility Policy links below have been updated due to some feedback received. We have clarified a point around which discipline performances are able to register matrix scores. This clarification does not impact on the Qualification Criteria principles or application process.
We are sending a statement out to all England Talent Programme athletes, coaches and parents around the updated links in case they have downloaded the previously uploaded policy document.
England Talent Canoe Sprint Programme Qualification Criteria 2019/2020
England Talent Canoe Sprint Programme EDP Eligibility Policy 2019/2020
England Talent Canoe Sprint Qualification Criteria Infographic
Talent Programme Administration Officer
Tel: 0115 9822094 EXT 5
Wey Kayak Club have released details of their Sprints Day on 6th April at the club’s base in Guildford. The events in the programme are expected to last from 10am to 4pm with a break for lunch. See the poster on the link below for details of how to enter and the associated fees.
Wey Sprints 2019 poster
Congratulations go to Norwich Canoe Club who have been confirmed as the highest scoring club on the inter-club medal table for 2018.
Norwich Canoe Club, with the most points (medal winners) across all the National Championship Regatta events in 2018, will be presented with a K2 donated by the Performance Programme. This will be presented, alongside the trophy presentations, at the Sprint Racing ACM on 13 October at Wey Kayak Club. Tickets for the meal and entertainment that follows this event are still available until 30th September.
The inter-club medal table was a tally, by club, of the National medals awarded across all sprint national Regatta events. All National Championship, Paddle-Ability, and Mini-Sprint medals were included in the score. The scoring started at the May Regatta with the Masters Championships.
2018 Medal Table – Official Results
British Canoeing are delighted to be running a Racing Skills Day on Saturday 27 October 2018 at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham covering the theme of Strength & Conditioning for athletes. This day is all land and gym based so no boats are required)
This is the fourth of the Racing Skills Programme (RSP) days. The whole idea of the RSP is 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 looks 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.
Racing skills is open to those coaches, parents and athletes who wish to compete in racing kayaking or canoeing. This day will be aimed at athletes aged 12-18 years old.
Please see here for information on the upcoming racing skills day.
To register an interest in this day please use the online registration form
The cost is £10 for athletes and free for coaches. Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the day (athletes and coaches only).
Any questions relating to this RSP day should be directed to Mark Hoile (Talent Pathway Manager – Canoe Sprint) (email@example.com), or contact Daniel Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any administrative questions you may have
Racing Skills Day details
Nominations can now be made for the annual volunteer awards. Details about each award and the form through which entries can be made can be found on the following web page. Please share and nominate!
The following Racing Seminar will be taking place on Saturday 10 November near Oxford.
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 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 email@example.com for further details and an entry form
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:
- 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.
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) (firstname.lastname@example.org), or contact Daniel Thompson (email@example.com) for any administrative questions you may have.