British Canoeing’s #ShePaddles Club Champion campaign has been announced as a finalist for the Diversity and Inclusion Award at the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2021.
#ShePaddles, which was launched in 2018, has enabled a supportive community for female paddlers of all abilities and ages and the creation of the Club Champion roles this year has been ground breaking for paddlesports.
This exciting project offered one hundred women and girls in England the opportunity to complete their Paddlesport Instructor training, whilst improving the provision for others in their club or organisation.
It focused on clubs and organisations based in cities to allow women and girls who may not always have access to paddlesport to get involved.
Ten of the #ShePaddles Club Champions were also given the chance to undertake the British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader qualification and Future Leader training.
Cadi Lambert, Go Paddling Engagement Officer who led the project, said: “We are delighted to be a finalist in the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards.
“Our Club Champions and Ambassadors have been amazing at working on the ground and on social media in what has been a really tricky year and we’re thrilled that their hard work and efforts have been recognised.”
The Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2021 will be held on Thursday 11 March.