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2021-25 Talent Club Partnership for Canoe Slalom has launched today

British Canoeing is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 – 2025 Talent Club Partnership for Slalom Clubs in England. The Talent Club Partnership programme has been developed from a wider England Slalom Talent Strategy consultation process involving stakeholders across the Slalom community. 

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The Talent Club Partnership has seven key ambitions (below) which outline the purpose and direction of the programme: 

  • To increase the systematic recruitment and retention of junior members (in school years 5 and 6) active in their clubs.

  • To create greater clarity and understanding of the talent pool depth by having more regular and robust monitoring measures. 

  • To create paid professional coaching roles in clubs to deliver a high quality experience to its members.

  • To increase the number of appropriately qualified coaches operating regularly in a club environment and to engage with more coaches in coach development opportunities.

  • To support more clubs to offer quality developmental environments for young people to flourish within. 

  • To assist clubs to implement a long term business plan which can underpin and maintain a paid professional coach model.

  • Improve the collaboration and engagement between clubs locally and develop greater relationships between clubs and British Canoeing.

For clubs considering an application to become involved in the programme and to learn more about the Talent Club Partnership, please click here.   

Whilst it is recognised that the timelines associated with relaunching of the Talent Club Programme are ahead of the launch of the final Slalom Talent Strategy, we are keen to ensure the continued availability of support to clubs, the first phase of which comes to an end on the 31 March 2021.

We are grateful to all those that took the time to feed in and respond to the England Slalom Talent Strategy, a summary of the feedback is captured here.  Further consideration will be given to the comments and insight shared and the final England Slalom Talent Strategy will be shared shortly.