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British Canoeing announce Talent Club Partnership Manager

British Canoeing are pleased to announce the appointment of Charlie Barwis as Talent Club Partnership Manager. Charlie has been appointed following a rigorous selection which attracted some excellent candidates from inside and outside of the sport.

The role of the Talent Club Partnership Manager is to work with the clubs in the Talent Club Programme to develop the environments within clubs that create a deeper talent pool of junior athletes, leading ultimately to greater successes at Junior, U23 and senior level on the world stage. 

David Joy, CEO British Canoeing said:

"This is a very important programme for British Canoeing, designed not only to strengthen the talent pool of athletes, but also to provide better support to coaches, strengthen club development and improve the links between staff and programmes within British Canoeing and clubs.

It is a great example of Stronger Together in action. No one person or club has all of the answers. Working together provides the best opportunity for change and improvement. We are looking forward to Charlie joining us and playing his part in building our talent system. He brings lots of experience in this area.

– David Joy - British Canoeing CEO

Richard Ramsdale, Head of Talent said:

“I am looking forward to Charlie taking up this new role. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge around talent and club development that will add value to our Talent Club Partnership Programme. This will be valuable as we develop our own talent club systems over the next few years."

Charlie’s previous role was as Club Support Officer for England Golf, where he supported clubs in his region to develop and deliver recruitment & retention strategies, their business and strategic plans, strong club governance structures and robust safeguarding procedures.

Charlie previously worked at Millfield School as lead performance analyst, supporting several different sports and has also worked within the Welsh Rugby Union as a performance analyst. 

Charlie has a strong academic background too with a BSc (Hons) in Sport & Physical Education, Club Management Association of Europe MDP Level 1 Management Programme and English Institute of Sport: Skills4Performance Certification.

Speaking on the appointment, Charlie said:

With the recent introduction of the Talent Club Partnership, I believe now is a really exciting time to be joining British Canoeing. I’m looking forward to working with the many committed and talented people within the clubs in British Canoeing and playing my part in building even stronger talent pathways in the sport.

– Charlie Barwis

Charlie joins the team on 07 January 2019.