Category Archives: Rio 2016

  Sprint Racing Junior and Under 23 Selection Policy 2016 For Public Consultation

The 2016 Junior and U23 selection policies have now been published for consultation.

As part of the consultation there will be a meeting for parents and club coaches on Saturday 5th December 2015 at Dorney at 10.00am.

You can find the draft policy in the right-hand column of the Sprint page on the BC website:

All feedback must be received via the feedback form by midday on Tuesday 8th December 2015. The link to this is on the first page of the policy document.

  Sprint Racing Olympic Selection Policy 2016 For Public Consultation

The selection policy for 2016 is now available for public consultation.

In follow up to the IP Statement of 19th August 2015, the 2016 Senior/Olympic Team selection policy has been further reviewed to ensure transparency and clarification of a number of points that were unclear. In the 19th August statement, the IP committed to publication of the final policy by 1st December 2015.

icon_pdf  Canoe Sprint 2016 Olympic Senior selection policy for public consultation – Nov 2015

The closing date for feedback is this Thursday, 26th November 2015.

The feedback form is here.

  Paracanoe Team Heads to European Championships

Following a hard winter’s training, the ‘road to Rio’ finally gets underway for Paracanoe athletes this week. The British team selected for the Senior European Championships is heading off to Račice, Czech Republic this weekend to make final preparations ahead of the event which takes place there 1-3 May.

The selections, approved by British Canoeing’s International Panel, follow the April Regatta at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham (11-12 April 2015).

This is welcome news for the seven paddlers, following a challenging few months … read more.

  Athlete Performance Award Framework 2013-2017

Each season prior to the commencement of the competition season, British Canoeing publishes the qualifying criteria to be considered for the Olympic and Paralympic programmes for the following season … read more.

The matrix for consideration for the PODIUM PROGRAMME has been published: click here.

The matrix for consideration for the PODIUM POTENTIAL/OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME will be published by 1st May 2015.

  New Elite Training Centre at Dorney

Britain’s top Canoe Sprint athletes returned from their warm weather training camp in Brazil this week in time to celebrate the opening of their new elite training centre at Dorney Lake near Windsor.

London 2012 Olympic medallists Ed McKeever, Jonathan Schofield and Liam Heath, along with other squad members were there to welcome Helen Grant MP, Minister for Sport and Tourism, as she performed the official opening.

The facility will be known as the Tim Brabants Elite Training Centre, in recognition of Britain’s most successful Canoe Sprint athlete of all time and the sport’s first ever Olympic gold medallist in 2008.

Tim, who retired from the sport after London 2012, is set to visit the centre later this spring on his return from working as a doctor in South Africa … read more.