British Canoeing’s vision is for the England Talent Sprint Programme to significantly contribute athletes to British Canoeing Olympic and Paralympic teams, supporting Great Britain to be the best in the world by 2028.
In addition to the 200+ races over the weekend, the first national sprint regatta of the season also played host to an ICF Canoe Sprint International Technical Officials Course.
Two-time Olympic medallist Jon Schofield is among the paddlers which make up the 13 British crew boats selected for the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 1 and 2 events, set to be held in Poznan and Duisburg in May.
The canoe sprint racing season kicks off this weekend on 30-31 March, with the first National Sprint and Paracanoe regatta of the year taking place at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham.
Ahead of the start of the 2019 Team selection processes in Sprint and Paracanoe, the International Panel has released important policy updates ahead of the season getting underway.
Further to the announcement on 5th March 2019, the final nominations for the performance programme Senior & U23 crew boats to race at the National Regatta on the 30th and 31st March 2019 have now been finalised.
The policy presents the performance standards for 2019 for athletes to be considered for qualiﬁcation to the British Canoeing World Class Programme from 1 Jan 2020.
British Canoeing is pleased to announce the successful appointment of two new independent International Panel members, Hayleigh Mason and Jim McConnachie.
Olympic Champion Liam Heath MBE visited a group of sporting youngsters last week, to talk to them about his canoeing career.
Due to adverse weather conditions, the junior crew boat trials due to take place on the 9/10 March have been cancelled.
One of Britain’s most successful Canoe Sprint paddlers Jon Schofield has announced that this year will be his last competitive season after securing a new role at the Scottish Canoe Association.