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Coaching Representatives

Our Coaching Representatives support paddlesport coaches locally. They provide a network of volunteers who offer a first point of contact for coaches and clubs on coaching-related matters.

Expand Regional Coaching Representatives

Each region is headed up by a Regional Coaching Representative

The role of Regional Coaching Representative (RCR) exists to provide co-ordinated support and development opportunities for coaches at a regional level. This is a volunteer role and the successful role holder will lead a team of Coaching Representatives appointed to support them in their activities. RCRs represent the coaching needs and issues at the English Coaching Management Committee and Regional Development Team meetings and actively taking the lead of the English Coaching Objectives within the region. 

Find out more about this role

Objectives of role

  • To coordinate the provision of coaching related support in the region
  • To represent the coaching needs and issues of the region at ECMC
  • To lead on coaching matters within the Regional Development Team (RDT)
  • To represent the British Canoeing Coaching Department and support the delivery of British Canoeing Objectives within the region

Vacant Roles

British Canoeing is currently inviting nominations for the following RCR positions which are currently up for election:

  • Southern Coaching Representative 
  • South East Coaching Representative
  • Channel Islands Coaching Representative

If you are interested in taking up one of these roles, please complete the Coaching Rep Application Form. Applications are open between the 1st and 21st of each calendar month. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Coaching Team who will answer your questions about applying for the role and the election process.

Please see the appointment process below for full details of how to become a British Canoeing Regional Coaching Representative. 

Find your nearest RCR

Carl Von Berg

Hertfordshire

Contact: Carl Von Berg
In post: October 2017 - October 2020
coaching.hertfordshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Sam Saunders

London

Contact: Sam Saunders
In post: July 2015 - July 2018
coaching.london@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Alexander Allen

South Derbyshire

Contact: Alexander Allen
coaching.southderbyshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Joe Jordan

South West - Wessex

Contact: Joe Jordan
coaching.wessex@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Channel Islands - Vacant

Channel Islands

Contact: Channel Islands - Vacant
coaching.channelislands@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Chris Waters

South West - Devon & Cornwall

Contact: Chris Waters
In post: November 2015 - November 2018
coaching.devonandcornwall@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Alex Shiell

Southern

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.southern@britishcanoeing.org.uk

South East - vacant

South East

Contact: South East - vacant
coaching.southeast@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Ian Dallaway

West Midlands

Contact: Ian Dallaway
In post: May 2015 - June 2018
coaching.westmidlands@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Ruth Briggs

Guernsey

Contact: Ruth Briggs
In post: April 2016 - May 2019
coaching.guernsey@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Derek Hairon

Jersey

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.jersey@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Tom Mellor

Gloucestershire

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.gloucestershire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Martin Harrall

Wiltshire

Contact: Martin Harrall
In post: May 2015 - June 2018
coaching.wiltshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Somerset - vacant

Somerset

Contact: Somerset - vacant
coaching.somerset@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Mark-Jan Dielemans

Bristol

Contact: Mark-Jan Dielemans
In post: March 2016 - March 2019
coaching.bristol@britishcanoeing.org.uk

John Purse

Dorset

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.dorset@britishcanoeing.org.uk

East Cornwall - Vacant

East Cornwall

Contact: East Cornwall - Vacant
coaching.eastcornwall@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Richard Uren

West Cornwall

Contact: Richard Uren
In post: April 2014 - April 2020
coaching.westcornwall@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Daniel 'Moss' Withers

Devon

Contact: Daniel 'Moss' Withers
In post: May 2016 - May 2019
coaching.devon@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Hampshire and Isle of Wight - vacant

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Contact: Hampshire and Isle of Wight - vacant
coaching.hampshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

James Gay

Berkshire

Contact: James Gay
In post: October 2014 - October 2020
coaching.berkshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Paul Sutton

Buckinghamshire

Contact: Paul Sutton
In post: April 2014 - April 2020
coaching.buckinghamshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Grahame Moss

West Sussex

Contact: Grahame Moss
In post: November 2014 - November 2020
coaching.westsussex@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Roger Hiley

Oxfordshire

Contact: Roger Hiley
In post: October 2017 - October 2020
coaching.oxfordshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Andrew Pearson

Surrey

Contact: Andrew Pearson
In post: June 2015 - June 2018
coaching.surrey@britishcanoeing.org.uk

East Sussex - Vacant

East Sussex

Contact: East Sussex - Vacant
coaching.eastsussex@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Rob Davies

Kent

Contact: Rob Davies
In post: December 2017 - December 2020
coaching.kent@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Gary Archer

North London

Contact: Gary Archer
In post: August 2013 - August 2019
coaching.northlondon@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Daniel Chan

South London

Contact: Daniel Chan
In post: May 2016 - May 2019
coaching.southlondon@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Dave Bateman

B'ham & B Country

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.birmingham@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Nerijus Budrikis

Worcestershire

Contact: Nerijus Budrikis
In post: October 2017 - October 2020
coaching.worcestershire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Mark Brian

Staffordshire

Contact: Mark Brian
In post: November 2016 - November 2019
coaching.staffordshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Jenna Sanders

Warwickshire

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.warwickshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Dave McEneaney

Herefordshire

Contact: Dave McEneaney
In post: March 2016 - March 2019
coaching.herefordshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Charlie Miller

Shropshire

Contact: Charlie Miller
In post: April 2016 - May 2019
coaching.shropshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Dawn Scott

South Nottinghamshire

Contact: Dawn Scott
In post: May 2014 - November 2020
coaching.southnottingham@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Martin Aldridge

Leicestershire

Contact: Martin Aldridge
In post: November 2017 - November 2020
coaching.leicestershire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Andrew Cartwright

North Nottinghamshire

Contact: Andrew Cartwright
In post: May 2014 - November 2020
coaching.northnottingham@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Francisco Gutierrez

Northamptonshire

Contact: Francisco Gutierrez
In post: November 2017 - November 2020
coaching.northamptonshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Peter Dunlop

Rutland

Contact: Peter Dunlop
In post: March 2014 - November 2020
coaching.rutland@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Andy Oughton

East Midlands

Contact: Andy Oughton
In post: July 2016 - December 2020
coaching.eastmidlands@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Lincolnshire - Vacant

Lincolnshire

Contact: Lincolnshire - Vacant
coaching.lincolnshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Claire McDonald

North Derbyshire

Contact: Claire McDonald
In post: November 2015 - November 2018
coaching.northderbyshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Joe Browning

Cambs & P'boro

Contact: Joe Browning
In post: November 2017 - November 2020
coaching.cambridgeshireandpeterborough@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Clive Marfleet

Essex

Contact: Clive Marfleet
In post: October 2014 - November 2020
coaching.essex@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Emma Davey

Norfolk

Contact: Emma Davey
In post: November 2017 - November 2020
coaching.norfolk@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Adam Williams

Suffolk

Contact: Adam Williams
In post: January 2018 - January 2021
coaching.suffolk@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Jeff Toser

Eastern

Contact: Jeff Toser
In post: October 2017 - October 2020
coaching.eastern@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Dee Paterson

Beds & Luton

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.bedfordshireandluton@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Faith Cook

South Cumbria

Contact: Faith Cook
In post: November 2013 - November 2019
coaching.southcumbria@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Paul Wilson

East Cumbria

Contact: Paul Wilson
In post: December 2016 - December 2019
coaching.eastcumbria@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Simon McElroy

South West Cumbria

Contact: Simon McElroy
In post: December 2016 - December 2019
coaching.southwestcumbria@britishcanoeing.org.uk

North Cumbria - Vacant

North Cumbria

Contact: North Cumbria - Vacant
coaching.northcumbria@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Mike Sunderland

Cumbria

Contact: Mike Sunderland
In post: March 2016 - March 2019
coaching.cumbria@britishcanoeing.org.uk

David Reynolds

Merseyside

Contact: David Reynolds
In post: August 2015 - August 2018
coaching.merseyside@cbritishcanoeing.org.uk

Owen Jones

Cheshire

Contact: Owen Jones
In post: November 2017 - November 2020
coaching.cheshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Daniel Butler

Lancashire

Contact: Daniel Butler
In post: October 2017 - October 2020
coaching.lancashire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Nathan Garnett

Greater Manchester

Contact: Nathan Garnett
In post: November 2017 - November 2020
coaching.greatermanchester@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Billy Lo

North West

Contact: Billy Lo
In post: October 2017 - October 2020
coaching.northwest@britishcanoeing.org.uk

North Yorkshire - Vacant

North Yorkshire

Contact: North Yorkshire - Vacant
coaching.northyorkshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Lesley Medina

Humberside

Contact: Lesley Medina
In post: March 2016 - March 2019
coaching.humberside@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Greg Spencer

West Yorkshire

Contact: Greg Spencer
In post: March 2014 - March 2020
coaching.westyorkshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Bob Finch

South Yorkshire

Contact: Bob Finch
In post: March 2014 - March 2020
coaching.southyorkshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Adam-Peter Gair

Yorkshire

Contact: Adam-Peter Gair
In post: July 2014 - July 2020
coaching.yorkshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Tyne & Wear - vacant

Tyne & Wear

Contact: Tyne & Wear - vacant
coaching.tyneandwear@britishcanoeing.org.uk

David Hopwood

Teesside

Contact: David Hopwood
In post: March 2014 - March 2020
coaching.teesside@britishcanoeing.org.uk

James Dougherty

Durham

Contact: James Dougherty
In post: March 2016 - March 2019
coaching.durham@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Tom Thomas

North East

Contact: Tom Thomas
In post: November 2015 - November 2018
coaching.northeast@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Lee Wilson

Northumberland

Contact: Lee Wilson
In post: July 2014 - July 2020
coaching.northumberland@britishcanoeing.org.uk

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Regions are split into areas, which are represented by Area Coaching Representatives

The role of Coaching Representative exists to support Regional Coaching Representatives (RCR) in providing development opportunities for regional coaches. While the roles may have an area focus to them, the areas or domains of activity that the Coaching Rep team covers may not be limited to but should incorporate Coaching Matters Events, coach mentoring, paddler pathway, events and volunteers. For further information about coaching in your region, please see our Coaching Representatives page.

Find out more about this role

Objectives of role

  • To provide a first level of support for Coach Members, Clubs and Centres in the region, particularly relevant to their specific role
  • To represent the coaching needs and issues of the region
  • To represent the British Canoeing Coaching Department within the region
  • To support the delivery of British Canoeing coaching objectives within the region

Vacant Roles

British Canoeing is currently inviting nominations for the following ACR positions which are currently up for election:

Team North:

  • North Cumbria Coaching Representative
  • North Yorkshire Coaching Representative 
  • Tyne and Wear Coaching Representative 

Team Central:

  • Lincolnshire Coaching Representative
  • Bedfordshire & Luton Coaching Representative 

Team South:

  • East Sussex Coaching Representative
  • Dorset Coaching Representative 
  • Hampshire & Isle of Wight Coaching Representative
  • Somerset Coaching Representative 
  • Gloucestershire Coaching Representative 
  • East Cornwall Coaching Representative
  • Jersey Coaching Representative
  • Guernsey Coaching Representative 

If you are interested in taking up one of these roles, please complete the Coaching Rep Application Form. Applications are open between the 1st and 21st of each calendar month. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Coaching Team who will answer your questions about applying for the role and the election process.

Please see the appointment process below for full details of how to become a British Canoeing Area Coaching Representative. 

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Find your nearest ACR

Carl Von Berg

Hertfordshire

Contact: Carl Von Berg
In post: October 2017 - October 2020
coaching.hertfordshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Sam Saunders

London

Contact: Sam Saunders
In post: July 2015 - July 2018
coaching.london@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Alexander Allen

South Derbyshire

Contact: Alexander Allen
coaching.southderbyshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Joe Jordan

South West - Wessex

Contact: Joe Jordan
coaching.wessex@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Channel Islands - Vacant

Channel Islands

Contact: Channel Islands - Vacant
coaching.channelislands@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Chris Waters

South West - Devon & Cornwall

Contact: Chris Waters
In post: November 2015 - November 2018
coaching.devonandcornwall@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Alex Shiell

Southern

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.southern@britishcanoeing.org.uk

South East - vacant

South East

Contact: South East - vacant
coaching.southeast@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Ian Dallaway

West Midlands

Contact: Ian Dallaway
In post: May 2015 - June 2018
coaching.westmidlands@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Ruth Briggs

Guernsey

Contact: Ruth Briggs
In post: April 2016 - May 2019
coaching.guernsey@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Derek Hairon

Jersey

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.jersey@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Tom Mellor

Gloucestershire

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.gloucestershire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Martin Harrall

Wiltshire

Contact: Martin Harrall
In post: May 2015 - June 2018
coaching.wiltshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Somerset - vacant

Somerset

Contact: Somerset - vacant
coaching.somerset@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Mark-Jan Dielemans

Bristol

Contact: Mark-Jan Dielemans
In post: March 2016 - March 2019
coaching.bristol@britishcanoeing.org.uk

John Purse

Dorset

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.dorset@britishcanoeing.org.uk

East Cornwall - Vacant

East Cornwall

Contact: East Cornwall - Vacant
coaching.eastcornwall@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Richard Uren

West Cornwall

Contact: Richard Uren
In post: April 2014 - April 2020
coaching.westcornwall@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Daniel 'Moss' Withers

Devon

Contact: Daniel 'Moss' Withers
In post: May 2016 - May 2019
coaching.devon@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Hampshire and Isle of Wight - vacant

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Contact: Hampshire and Isle of Wight - vacant
coaching.hampshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

James Gay

Berkshire

Contact: James Gay
In post: October 2014 - October 2020
coaching.berkshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Paul Sutton

Buckinghamshire

Contact: Paul Sutton
In post: April 2014 - April 2020
coaching.buckinghamshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Grahame Moss

West Sussex

Contact: Grahame Moss
In post: November 2014 - November 2020
coaching.westsussex@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Roger Hiley

Oxfordshire

Contact: Roger Hiley
In post: October 2017 - October 2020
coaching.oxfordshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Andrew Pearson

Surrey

Contact: Andrew Pearson
In post: June 2015 - June 2018
coaching.surrey@britishcanoeing.org.uk

East Sussex - Vacant

East Sussex

Contact: East Sussex - Vacant
coaching.eastsussex@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Rob Davies

Kent

Contact: Rob Davies
In post: December 2017 - December 2020
coaching.kent@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Gary Archer

North London

Contact: Gary Archer
In post: August 2013 - August 2019
coaching.northlondon@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Daniel Chan

South London

Contact: Daniel Chan
In post: May 2016 - May 2019
coaching.southlondon@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Dave Bateman

B'ham & B Country

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.birmingham@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Nerijus Budrikis

Worcestershire

Contact: Nerijus Budrikis
In post: October 2017 - October 2020
coaching.worcestershire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Mark Brian

Staffordshire

Contact: Mark Brian
In post: November 2016 - November 2019
coaching.staffordshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Jenna Sanders

Warwickshire

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.warwickshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Dave McEneaney

Herefordshire

Contact: Dave McEneaney
In post: March 2016 - March 2019
coaching.herefordshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Charlie Miller

Shropshire

Contact: Charlie Miller
In post: April 2016 - May 2019
coaching.shropshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Dawn Scott

South Nottinghamshire

Contact: Dawn Scott
In post: May 2014 - November 2020
coaching.southnottingham@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Martin Aldridge

Leicestershire

Contact: Martin Aldridge
In post: November 2017 - November 2020
coaching.leicestershire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Andrew Cartwright

North Nottinghamshire

Contact: Andrew Cartwright
In post: May 2014 - November 2020
coaching.northnottingham@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Francisco Gutierrez

Northamptonshire

Contact: Francisco Gutierrez
In post: November 2017 - November 2020
coaching.northamptonshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Peter Dunlop

Rutland

Contact: Peter Dunlop
In post: March 2014 - November 2020
coaching.rutland@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Andy Oughton

East Midlands

Contact: Andy Oughton
In post: July 2016 - December 2020
coaching.eastmidlands@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Lincolnshire - Vacant

Lincolnshire

Contact: Lincolnshire - Vacant
coaching.lincolnshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Claire McDonald

North Derbyshire

Contact: Claire McDonald
In post: November 2015 - November 2018
coaching.northderbyshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Joe Browning

Cambs & P'boro

Contact: Joe Browning
In post: November 2017 - November 2020
coaching.cambridgeshireandpeterborough@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Clive Marfleet

Essex

Contact: Clive Marfleet
In post: October 2014 - November 2020
coaching.essex@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Emma Davey

Norfolk

Contact: Emma Davey
In post: November 2017 - November 2020
coaching.norfolk@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Adam Williams

Suffolk

Contact: Adam Williams
In post: January 2018 - January 2021
coaching.suffolk@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Jeff Toser

Eastern

Contact: Jeff Toser
In post: October 2017 - October 2020
coaching.eastern@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Dee Paterson

Beds & Luton

Vacant: nominations invited
coaching.bedfordshireandluton@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Faith Cook

South Cumbria

Contact: Faith Cook
In post: November 2013 - November 2019
coaching.southcumbria@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Paul Wilson

East Cumbria

Contact: Paul Wilson
In post: December 2016 - December 2019
coaching.eastcumbria@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Simon McElroy

South West Cumbria

Contact: Simon McElroy
In post: December 2016 - December 2019
coaching.southwestcumbria@britishcanoeing.org.uk

North Cumbria - Vacant

North Cumbria

Contact: North Cumbria - Vacant
coaching.northcumbria@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Mike Sunderland

Cumbria

Contact: Mike Sunderland
In post: March 2016 - March 2019
coaching.cumbria@britishcanoeing.org.uk

David Reynolds

Merseyside

Contact: David Reynolds
In post: August 2015 - August 2018
coaching.merseyside@cbritishcanoeing.org.uk

Owen Jones

Cheshire

Contact: Owen Jones
In post: November 2017 - November 2020
coaching.cheshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Daniel Butler

Lancashire

Contact: Daniel Butler
In post: October 2017 - October 2020
coaching.lancashire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Nathan Garnett

Greater Manchester

Contact: Nathan Garnett
In post: November 2017 - November 2020
coaching.greatermanchester@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Billy Lo

North West

Contact: Billy Lo
In post: October 2017 - October 2020
coaching.northwest@britishcanoeing.org.uk

North Yorkshire - Vacant

North Yorkshire

Contact: North Yorkshire - Vacant
coaching.northyorkshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Lesley Medina

Humberside

Contact: Lesley Medina
In post: March 2016 - March 2019
coaching.humberside@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Greg Spencer

West Yorkshire

Contact: Greg Spencer
In post: March 2014 - March 2020
coaching.westyorkshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Bob Finch

South Yorkshire

Contact: Bob Finch
In post: March 2014 - March 2020
coaching.southyorkshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Adam-Peter Gair

Yorkshire

Contact: Adam-Peter Gair
In post: July 2014 - July 2020
coaching.yorkshire@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Tyne & Wear - vacant

Tyne & Wear

Contact: Tyne & Wear - vacant
coaching.tyneandwear@britishcanoeing.org.uk

David Hopwood

Teesside

Contact: David Hopwood
In post: March 2014 - March 2020
coaching.teesside@britishcanoeing.org.uk

James Dougherty

Durham

Contact: James Dougherty
In post: March 2016 - March 2019
coaching.durham@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Tom Thomas

North East

Contact: Tom Thomas
In post: November 2015 - November 2018
coaching.northeast@britishcanoeing.org.uk

Lee Wilson

Northumberland

Contact: Lee Wilson
In post: July 2014 - July 2020
coaching.northumberland@britishcanoeing.org.uk

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English Coaching Management Committee

The English Coaching Management Committee provides an effective and unified Coaching Service in England. It has the dual function of delivering coaching in England and helping to develop UK coaching policy.

The English Coaching Management Committee is composed of 13 voting representatives to ensure integrated representation across the sport: Chair, Vice-Chair, six RCRs (although all are invited to attend), and four competition representatives.

If you have any matters for the English Coaching Management Committee please direct them to your Regional Coaching Representative or Competition Coaching Representative.

For more information please see the ECMC Terms of Reference.

Competitive Discipline Representatives

Competitive Discipline Representatives form a vital link between the English Coaching Service, and coaches operating within the competition disciplines of paddlesport. These representatives are pivotal in providing a voice for the needs of competition coaches at a national level.

Find out more about this role

Objectives of role

  • To represent the coaching needs and issues of their discipline at ECMC
  • To lead on coaching matters within the Discipline Committees
  • To represent the English Coaching Service and support the delivery of English Coaching Objectives within their discipline community

Vacant Positions

British Canoeing is currently inviting nominations for the following Competitive Discipline Representative positions:

Wild Water Racing Representative

If you or someone you know is interested in any of these roles, please contact the British Canoeing Coaching Department who will answer your questions about applying for the role and the election process.

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