Category Archives: Organisation

  Sprint Racing Section’s Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM)

Attached are details of this year’s Annual Consultative Meeting for the Sprint Racing Section. This will take place on Saturday 13 October 2018 to start at 15.00. It will be held at Wey Kayak Club, Riverside, Bellfield, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1LW.

SRC ACM 2018 – Letter and Agenda

This year we are trying a new format for the ACM meeting so that you can make a day or even weekend of it.

Full details can be found at http://canoeracing.org.uk/sprint/annual-consultative-meeting-acm/. Further reports will be added to this page nearer the meeting, which can be downloaded.

It would be great to see representatives from as many clubs as possible at the ACM.

  Sprint Racing Committee 2018 ACM – 13 October

As a departure from the ACMs format in recent years the SRC have decided to stage the event, along with the presentation of the 2018 trophies, in an afternoon and evening away from a Nottingham Regatta. The objectives are to take it away from the time pressure of the September Regatta and make it a more open and effective event. In addition the SRC wish to make the presentation of the annual Trophies more formal and give the winners a level of importance in line with their achievements.

The SRC want to make this a useful event for Sprint Racing as well as being an enjoyable social event without the time pressure of being attached to a regatta. Hopefully it will become an annual event and be able to move round the country to make it as accessible as possible.

With thanks this year to the Wey Kayak Club, it will take place at the Guildford Waterside Centre, Riverside, Guildford GU1 1LW on Saturday 13 October.

The plan is to make this a very social occasion as well as the formal events. The afternoon ACM and Presentations will be followed by a Buffet meal, followed by a live band.  They are the “The Fetcham Draught”, a well knowband in the Guildford Area.

The programme for the day is:-

1300     Visitors invited to an afternoon paddle, then tea etc from the kitchen.

1500     The Annual Consultative Meeting.

1630     Presentation of Trophies interspersed by two Keynote Speakers.

1800     Buffet meal of good quality. 

1930     “The Fetcham Draught” Band

2200     Depart

The SRC are heavily supporting the event but those wishing to enjoy the Buffet and stay for the evening, are asked to pay a SRC subsidised £5.00.  In order that the catering can be well planned for we ask each club or individual member to e-mail Jim Rossiter at Chairman@weykayak.co.uk with confirmation of attendance at the ACM and in addition the number of meals required.  As the meeting is open to all BC members if those not connected with a club wish to have the buffet please can they also contact Jim Rossiter. Bookings should be made by SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER.

SRC 2018 ACM Annoucement Notice

  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.