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There are many disabled people taking part in canoeing activity at clubs and centres all over the county. Some just at their local paddle sport provider and others at clubs or centres that run specialist programmes to support disabled paddlers.

Introducing Paddle-Ability

British Canoeing use the term Paddle-Ability to refer to all activity for disabled people be it specialist activity or as part of mainstream opportunities. The term Paddle-Ability focuses on a person’s ability to take part in paddlesport rather than their disability.

Paddle-Ability sessions enable disabled people to take part in activity with other disabled people as part of a club or groups specifically for disabled people or, more frequently, alongside their non-disabled friends and family.

Find out more about Paddle-Ability

In this area of the website, you can read more about Paddle-Ability and how to introduce it within your club or centre. We include information on our recognised accreditation scheme, organising sessions, access, equipment and promoting Paddle-Ability in your area.