British Canoeing have recently signed an Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ugandan Canoe Federation to continue the relationship moving forward.
Following on from the visit in May 2017, where British Canoeing hosted representatives from the Uganda Canoe Federation and Uganda Rowing Federation for a four day bench marking visit, the continued support has now been formally agreed to help the development of the sport internationally.
British Canoeing as part of its Strategic Plan wishes to play a more significant role in the development of Canoeing internationally and to become more involved in international events and affairs for the benefit of its members, clubs and teams.
British Canoeing therefore is seeking to host more international competitions and wishes to support the development of the sport in emerging nations.
This MOUC will open a two way relationship and communication between British Canoeing and the UCAF providing opportunities for sharing of knowledge, expertise and best practice. This includes:
Ronald Mutebi, President of the Uganda Canoe Federation, said: “On behalf of the Uganda canoeing family, we are so excited about our partnership with British Canoeing. British Canoeing's great performance at the Rio 2016, is what we intend to emulate from this project, as well as sharing our great lakes and rivers resources for the British paddlers to acclimatise in Uganda in the near future.
We are particularly excited that the British Canoeing offered to assist us in the development of our sporting system, as a means of attaining top performance, in the spirit of levelling the ground, and creating a levelled ground in sport, that is the spirit of solidarity.– Ronald Mutebi, President of the Uganda Canoe Federation