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It’s really important that your club has got insurance to cover day to day operations and activities that your club runs. Combined Liability insurance is provided for your club when you affiliate to British Canoeing. Full details of cover can be found here

Premises (including buildings) and contents insurance for your club are NOT included when you affiliate to British Canoeing. You will need to obtain separate insurance cover. 

Club Activity

Club Associate members receive third party liability and professional indemnity insurance for any activity that has been assessed as part of the club’s activity, in accordance with the new definition of club activity.

Club Associate members are also covered by insurance when they coach and lead groups within the constraints of ‘club activity’, as long as they have undertaken a competency framework assessment.

Please note - As from 1st October 2020 club activity for English based clubs affiliated to British Canoeing is defined as:

‘Any activity that has been assessed as part of the club’s safety framework and promoted on the club calendar, website or noticeboard.’

‘Club activities also include inter-club activities where the responsibility for risk assessment and management is carried out and then shared between all participating clubs.’ 

Entry-level competition and participation events

Club Associate members are covered by insurance for entry-level competitions organised for, or on behalf of, British Canoeing Discipline Committees, or participation events organised by Regional Development Teams.

How to claim

Incidents do occur, and if you are involved in an incident, please make sure you gather the following information:

  • Date and time of the incident
  • Details of those involved, including any witnesses (name and contact details)
  • Location where the incident occurred
  • A brief description of the incident

If you are involved in an incident likely to give rise to a claim, or  if you have any questions about the general insurance provided please contact Natalie Wale either by phone or email:

Telephone: 0345 872 5060 or 07392 123835 Email: [email protected]