The England Talent Programmes vision is to become a world leading talent programme, built on exceptional club partnerships and structures, contributing to Great Britain becoming one of the best nations in the world by 2028.
As demonstrated by the work currently underway through the Talent Club Partnership Programme there is the very real desire to further strengthen the talent environments within clubs as an integral and fundamental part of the athlete talent pathway within Sprint Racing. We launched the England Talent Canoe Sprint plan in early June 2019(HERE). This plan marks a significant change in strategic direction for the Talent Programme and we want to ensure that we are working stronger together in partnership and collaboration with the English club system.
To this end we would like to keep you updated and aware of the Canoe Sprint Talent Programme activity, Talent Parent Programme and opportunities part of the England Development Programme days through our monthly newsletter.
Please complete the form HERE to confirm that you wish to receive these monthly Talent Updates and your name will be added to our mailing list.
The lists of athletes selected for the England Performance Squad and the England National Talent Squad for the twelve months from 30th September 2019 have been announced. The link below will display the complete listings.
Talent Programme Squad Lists 2019/20
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
Over the last few months we have conducted a review and public consultation of the England Talent Canoe Sprint Programme. There is a very real desire to further strengthen the talent environments within clubs as an integral and fundamental part of the athlete talent pathway within Sprint Racing. The England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan has been released recently which marks a significant change in direction, with more investment and resource to support clubs and their club coaches to develop talented junior paddlers and a reduction of investment in regional squads.
This direction was established with the introduction of the Talent Club Partnership Programme launched in 2017 and this plan will serve to underpin and support the work of all English clubs within the Sprint pathway.
The England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan is subject to British Canoeing Board approval, the document on the link below sets out the strategy for the England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan through to 2025. Its delivery will of course be reliant in the continued support from the key stakeholders including Sport England and the clubs within British Canoeing.
England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan
Please see HERE a webinar which explains the England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan through to 2025.
Last week saw the release of the England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan which marks a significant change in direction, with more investment and resource to support clubs and their club coaches to develop talented junior paddlers and a reduction of investment in regional squads.
On June 1st we held a presentation to go through the detail of the plan and it is our intent to repeat this presentation and release it as a webinar on Wednesday 12th June from 12:30. Sign up to the webinar using the link HERE and please submit any questions you may have in advance.
The England Sprint Talent Programme have published an initial draft strategy and have gratefully received feedback that has been considered in detail. The England Sprint Talent Programme plan to publish a summary of this feedback along with the final England Talent Canoe Sprint Plan 2019-2025 in the early part of week commencing 27th May 2019.
The England Sprint Talent Programme would like to advertise at this point the opportunity to attend a club meeting after the June 1st regatta from 6pm in order for us to outline this plan in further detail.
Please register your interest to attend this meeting via the link HERE. Please Note: Each club is permitted to nominate one person to attend the meeting.
The next England Sprint Talent Programme Profiling event will be taking place on Tuesday 23rd October at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham. Profiling is open to any kayak paddlers who are in Boys/Girls Division B or above and any Canoe paddlers.
Paddlers will need to register for profiling through the link here. Any athlete wishing to attend the Sprint Profiling will need to register their interest by completing this form by noon on Friday 19th October 2018. Please Note: No entries will be accepted on the day.
If any England Sprint Talent Programme athletes are not able to attend then your squad coach can arrange a suitable time for you to be tested.
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.