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Scott Simon to leave role at British Canoeing

British Canoeing has announced today that interim Flatwater Head Coach Scott Simon will be leaving the organisation in October 2021.

Scott will continue to lead the sprint and paracanoe programmes through the duration of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the upcoming World Championships events in September.

Appointed as Paracanoe Head Coach in October 2017, Scott has held the position of Interim Flatwater Head Coach since December 2020.

The new position was developed as part of a move towards creating a joint programme for sprint and paracanoe, in line with British Canoeing’s Paris 2024 Games strategy.

Paul Ratcliffe, Performance Director at British Canoeing said:

“Scott has done a great job in leading the Paralympic team through the Tokyo cycle, and more latterly, in supporting the flatwater programme and contributing to the development of the new strategy.

“We have both agreed to share this news now, ahead of the Games, so that there is clarity for everyone involved with the flatwater programme.

“We will find time to thank Scott appropriately for everything that he has contributed to the World Class Programme at the end of the season.

“For now, our shared focus is on supporting the athletes and coaches as they prepare to compete at the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Games and the World Championships in September.”

British Canoeing will seek to recruit a new Flatwater Head Coach later this year.