British Canoeing is sad to hear the news that Ken Trollope has passed away.
Ken was an internationally qualified slalom judge and well known in the sport for producing the Slalom Yearbook, regarded as the ‘bible’ for the discipline.
Initially to support his children when they started competing, Ken became a very active member of Salisbury Canoe Club, serving on the committee and coaching both novice and experienced paddlers.
As his involvement in the sport grew he became a member and the secretary of the Canoe England Slalom Committee, and took a keen interest in the administration of the sport.
Ken was a section judge for many years and could frequently be seen on the riverbank at competitions across the country and abroad as an internationally qualified slalom official.
Ken devoted considerable time and effort in developing and maintaining a software programme which is used extensively by canoe clubs running competitions for the lower slalom divisions.
His production of the Slalom Yearbook was testament to Ken’s dedication to the sport, which was recognised in 2017 when he was presented with the British Canoeing Award of Honour at an ICF celebration dinner, held in Manchester.
British Canoeing would like to extend deepest sympathies and condolences to Ken’s family, friends and colleagues involved in the sport.