The new document is on the Sprint Talent Programme page, in the right-hand column, and also available here :
I would like to bring to your attention the official launch of our Club Engagement Strategy today. As part of the Stronger Together strategic plan, the England Talent Programme is committing to supporting and working in partnership with English Olympic discipline performance focused clubs during the Tokyo Olympic cycle and beyond by providing additional engagement, resources and support.
The England Talent Programme recognises the important role that clubs play in the talent pathway, in providing opportunities for young people to develop their skills and passion for the sport. The first phase of this engagement and opportunity is a grant scheme available to clubs in order to help establish a sustainable, paid, jointly funded coaching role for your club.
We are inviting clubs to read through the detail of the Club Partnership Programme (which can be found on the relevant disciplines section on our webpage). We are asking qualifying clubs to enter into the process of being considered for grant support by submitting an initial expression of interest by 12 noon on 23 October 2017.
If there are any specific questions or queries please contact the relevant Talent Pathway Manager, included below, that will be overseeing their discipline’s Club Partnerships links.
Rich Ramsdale – Talent Pathway Manager (Canoe Slalom)
I came into the competitive discipline of Canoe Slalom at a late age and have never been in a position to benefit from any formal development programme inclusion, instead I was fortunate to be part of a series of active clubs that ignited a passion for the sport that saw me progress through the domestic ranks and introduced me to the coaching pathway which has now become my career. I will be forever grateful for these opportunities and formative experiences and hope that through our Club Partnership Programme we can help more clubs provide similar experiences to more aspirational Canoe Slalom and Canoe Sprint athletes.
Mark Hoile – Talent Pathway Manager (Canoe Sprint)
The Club Partnership Programme is an exciting new venture to work alongside a small number of canoe clubs that wish to have Sprint Canoeing at the heart of their Club. This programme helps the club to develop self-sustaining business models to support the cost of its coaches, to support the development of clubs, their coaches and their athletes.
Talent Pathway Manager (Canoe Slalom)
The Official Results for the September 2017 National Sprint Regatta are now available. We apologise for the delay in publication but there were a lot of promotions and demotions to consider and confirm from this regatta.
The results are also available on the Current Year page.
After the regatta a Vajda K1 seat was found in the middle of the road on Regatta Way. It has been handed into reception at NWSC; telephone 0115 982 1212.
On behalf of Paul Ratcliffe, Performance Director, and Mike Chandler, Head of Performance Coaching, British Canoeing would like to invite you to a racing seminar for all coaches on 11th November 2017.
The seminar, which has been put together with some of our club coaches, will be a mixture of interactions, presentations and coaching discussions with the view to keep building and spreading our knowledge across the sport to help continuously improve our athletes.
The seminar will be free to attend and a venue will be confirmed in due course, but will be easily accessible from the M25 and M40 as this is most central to most clubs.
There will be up to 100 places available and please let Mike Chandler know if you wish to take part by Friday 29th September 2017 by using his email: email@example.com. Clubs can send one email with a list of attendees, which must include each attendee’s full name and email address.
We’d love for you to join us to help keep improving this sport together.
We looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Paul and Mike
The 2017 Junior Racing Canoeist of the Year is Ieuan James, Forth CC, gold medallist in the Junior and U23 World Championships this year in the K1 200m. The trophy was suitably presented to Ieuan by Liam Heath, another fairly good K1 200m paddler(!!!), who was also the winner of this award in 2002.
All affiliated Canoe Sprint Racing clubs can nominate 1 member to represent their club and vote on behalf of their club. The club representative must be a fully paid-up British Canoeing member.
To speed up the checking-in the process, where each representative’s membership is validated before any voting takes place, can the club representative please bring their BC membership card with them to present at the meeting.
The inclusion criteria document is available here:
Canoe Sprint 2017-18 England Talent Programme Inclusion Criteria
And the document is also on the British Canoeing website on the Talent Programme – Sprint page. Look at the entries in the right-hand column.
The Timetable, Start List and Programme for the September 2017 Regatta are now available to download:
These are also available on the Current Year page.
Please be aware the finals for the following 3 events, which were originally scheduled for Saturday, have been moved to Sunday morning :
- Boys U16 200m K2 Final (now race 166 at 08:30 on Sunday)
- Boys U18 200m K2 Final (now race 167 at 08:33 on Sunday)
- Mens Open Kayak 200m K2 Final (now race 168 at 08:36 on Sunday)