Coaches and leaders, we salute you. Without your skill, passion and commitment, paddlesports in the UK simply would not be enjoyed by as many people – whether they’re happy weekend paddlers or the dedicated athletes proudly taking their positions on the winners’ pantheons at the Olympics and World Championships.
Just as you are dedicated to the needs of paddlers, we are dedicated to supporting you in every aspect of your coaching. Here you can learn more about the many ways British Canoeing supports you as coach – from coaching qualifications, to resources, to financial support.
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Coaching & Leadership News
From Coasteering Guide to Paddlesport Leader
Hear from JP Eatock, Lizard Adventure, who's been running the Paddlesport Leader Award, aimed at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in benign, sheltered water environments and aims to support Leaders to run safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations.
Meet Andy... who's recently completed the NEW Progressive White Water Award
Hear from Andy who completed his NEW Progressive White Water Award alongside the Advanced White Water Kayak Leader training and Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue Training.
5 Day Canoe Award & Touring Award Trip
Hear from Nick and Trev who have been on a 5 day trip, encompassing the NEW Canoe Award and NEW Touring Award.
British Canoeing International Coaching and Leadership Working Group
British Canoeing is looking at ways to help support and develop the International Paddlesport community in both coaching and leadership. We are looking for volunteers across the globe to join a working group to discuss and share ideas with the Head of Coaching and Qualifications.