Category Archives: Organisation

  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

  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

  Annual Consultative Meeting – reminder of 1st August deadline for SRC nominations and discussion topics

The Annual Consultative Meeting of the Sprint Racing Committee will be held on 13th October 2018 at Wey Kayak Club. However, the deadline for submission of nominations for election to the SRC, and for discussion topics at the consultative meeting is a much closer date, 1st August 2018.

More details of the consultative meeting can be found on the link below:

    icon_pdf  Preliminary ACM Notice

  England Talent Programme Club Partnerships

Please read this message from Richard Ramsdale:

Dear all,

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.

  England Talent Programme – Support for Clubs – Slalom 
  England Talent Programme – Support for Clubs – Sprint  

Rich Ramsdale – Talent Pathway Manager (Canoe Slalom)
richard.ramsdale@britishcanoeing.org.uk
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)
mark.hoile@britishcanoeing.org.uk
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.

Warmest regards

Richard Ramsdale
Talent Pathway Manager (Canoe Slalom)

  British Canoeing Performance Department – Racing Seminar

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.

      icon_pdf  Racing Seminar Poster

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: mike.chandler@britishcanoeing.org.uk. 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.

Kind regards

Paul and Mike

  Club Representatives at the ACM

Annual Consultative Meeting – Saturday 2nd September 2017 – National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham – 75 minutes after the last race on Saturday evening.

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.

  Annual Consultative Meeting – 2nd September 2017

Annual Consultative Meeting – Saturday 2nd September 2017 – National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

The Sprint Racing Section’s Annual Consultative Meeting will be 75 minutes after the last race of the National and Open Paracanoe, Senior and Junior Championships Regatta on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

The agenda and papers for the meeting can be found on the Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) page, under the Organisation tab, and documents will be periodically added to this page as and when they become available for publication and distribution.

  SuPer SePtember T-shirts are now available to pre-order online!

T-shirts and Polo shirts commemorating British Canoeing’s SuPer SePtember events are now available to buy online from HydraSports: http://hydrasports.co.uk/british-canoeing/ .

 
Pre-ordered T-shirts are £10 or £12 on the day. Polo shirts are £15.

If teams/groups order in bulk they will have the option to personalise the tops.

The SuPer SePtember events are:

  • 2nd/3rd September – Sprint and Paracanoe National Championships
  • 9th/10th September – Canoe Polo National Championships
  • 16th/17th September – British Open (slalom, rafting and more)
  • 24th September – Marathon Hasler Final
  • 31st/1st Sept/Oct – Freestyle European Open

Further information about the events is available here: https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/competition/british-canoeing-event-series/ .