Welcome to the March Talent Update.
It is with a growing sense of positivity and optimism that we can all at last begin to look towards a return to paddling as we welcomed the announcement last month of the government’s road map to recovery.
It was encouraging to read that from 29 March outdoor sport facilities will be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports. We are still awaiting further guidance from the Department of Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) and Sport England on what this means and once this is published we will be working through what this means for our activity and any facility we access to ensure that we can begin to run England Talent Programme sessions as quickly as possible in a safe and controlled manner. More information and the Covid-19 mitigations in place governing these sessions will be communicated out to athletes through your programme coach or the Talent Covid Officer during this month.
This recent period has been hugely challenging for athletes, coaching staff and parents alike as everyone tries to balance conflicting priorities and demands. These last 12 months have been the challenge of a generation and one that we hope to never endure again. As a programme we are proud of all our athletes, their families and our staff in the way they have weathered the storm of the last year, showing grit, resilience and commitment throughout.
A new programme of support has been announced for talented athletes who were in their final year as juniors or at the beginning of an U23 career in 2019. Athletes from sprint and/or slalom disciplines can apply for the programme. There will be a maximum of 11 places awarded between the two disciplines. The support programme will run from April to December 2021 inclusive. Applications must be received by 23rd February 2021.
Full details of the proposals can be found on the link below.
WCP Prospect Support
The England Talent Programme has been awarded 20 TASS places for 2020/21. This is a combined total for Olympic disciplines across Slalom and Sprint.
All application to be submitted by 17.00 on the 24th July
Full inclusion details are contained within the TASS nomination policy found here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xu_GzfqlthZHULC59jX9CdYh5XJCJzpT/view
An update for the England Sprint Talent Programme has been issued and can be found on the link below As usual, the update covers a wide variety of topics of interest.
Talent Programme Update June 2020
A Sprint Talent Update from British Canoeing has been issued with items focused on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on various aspects of the talent programmes. The full Update can be found HERE
An England Sprint Talent Update was sent out on 30th March, the newsletter can be found HERE.
Please see the following announcement from BC on the Covid-19 virus:
England Talent Programme Guidance 19/03/2020
Please see the announcement on the link below:
Covid-19 Announcement 1