2018 Youth Olympic Games World Qualification Selection Squad Announced

Thanks to all those athletes and parents who braved the harsh weather during the HPP Youth Olympic Games selection event. We are pleased to announce the team of athletes that have successfully qualified to compete at the Youth Olympic Games World Qualification Event in Barcelona 6-15 April 2018. Click the links below to see the Selection Results and the Team Announcement.

    icon_pdf  Youth Olympic Games World Qualification Selection Results

    icon_pdf  Youth Olympic Games World Qualification Selection Race Team Announcement

  2018 dates for your diary

We are now able to confirm the dates and the focus for the regattas which will be held at Holme Pierrepont Nottingham in 2018. There will be 5 National Regattas plus a 1-day Selection Trials.

  • 14th and 15th April 2018 – British Canoeing National & Open Sprint Regatta, including Selection Events
  • 28th April 2018 – British Canoeing Selection Trials
  • 12th and 13th May 2018 – British Canoeing National Sprint Masters Championship Regatta
  • 2nd and 3rd June 2018 – British Canoeing National & Open Band Together Regatta
  • 7th and 8th July 2018 – British Canoeing MacGregor Inter-Club Challenge National & Open Regatta
  • 1st and 2nd September 2018 – British Canoeing Inter Services and National & Open Sprint Championship Regatta

  Racing Skills Day at Reading Canoe Club rescheduled to Saturday 13 January 2018

Reading Canoe Club, in partnership with British Canoeing, are delighted to be running a racing skills day on Saturday 13 January 2018 at Reading Canoe Club. Racing skills looks to bring coaches, athletes and parents together to share knowledge and become better informed in the process to aid  the development of the young paddler in a fun and inventive way.

Racing skills is open to those coaches, parents and athletes who wish to compete in racing kayaking or canoeing. It will mostly be targeted at U13 and above.

Please use the links below for more information on the racing skills day and more details about the England Racing Skills Programme.

    icon_pdf  Racing Skills Day information

    icon_pdf  Racing Skills Booklet v3

To register an interest in the Racing Skills Day please use the online registration form

Any questions relating to the England Racing Skills Programme should be directed to Mark Hoile (Talent Pathway Manager- Canoe Sprint)  mark.hoile@britishcanoeing.org.uk 

  2018 Youth Olympic Games World Qualification Selection Event

The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) plays a crucial role in the development of young athletes and provides a multi-sport Games experience that helps them along the route to their own Olympic dreams.

British Canoeing are holding a YOG world qualification selection race at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham on Saturday 25 November 2017. From this selection event a team of 4 athletes (K1 Men, K1 Women, C1 Men, C1 Women) will be selected to compete at the World qualification event in Barcelona, Spain from the 12th – 15th April 2018.

Athletes must compete in both Sprint and Slalom events of the same category (K1 or C1).

For further details about the Youth Olympic Games visit the Buenos Aires 2018 website  or the ICF website .

Any athletes interested in competing at this selection event can view the selection criteria here:

      icon_pdf  Youth Olympic Games Selection Policy 2018

… and can enter through the following link : 2018 Youth Olympic Games World Qualification Selection Race .

  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)
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)
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)

  Fitness equipment available

The Royal Albert Dock Trust in East London recently closed their professional fitness gym in advance of re-equipping.

Some of the original fitness equipment is still on the premises and if any club would like to make a donation to the funds of this charity then they are welcome to come and take away any of the items of which they can make some use.

Contact Amanda Foister on 07540 411779 to make arrangements to see what is available.