British Canoeing were delighted to be invited by Graham Kingaby, Chairman of Ribble Canoe Club, to join them at a club night on the Lancaster Canal. Ribble CC have embraced the NEW Personal Performance Awards and embedded them within their club structure to introduce both new members, as well as provide a framework for individuals to progress into paddlesport in a craft of their choice.
It was such a privilege to jump on the water and see how a club has developed a progressive paddler framework using the Personal Performance Awards. There was such enthusiasm throughout the evening with quality coaching provided. Clubs are the lifeline of paddlesport in the UK and this was a fantastic example of the great work carried out by volunteers up and down the country.– Lee Pooley, Head of Coaching and Qualifications