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Funded programmes

The British Canoeing funded programmes incorporate Canoe Sprint, Canoe Slalom and Paracanoe.

The full qualification policy can be found in the 'useful downloads' on the right hand tab of this page as a downloadable PDF.

Each programme is set up as follows:

British Canoeing Podium Programme

The Podium Programme principally focuses on athletes delivering at the highest level and those athletes in contention for a Tokyo Olympic/Paralympic place.

The programme is reviewed in the autumn each year and athlete qualification is based primarily on athlete performance at the major Championships of the year in question (the Senior World Championships, Senior European Championships & Olympic/Paralympic Games). 

Florence Abbott Westley Pau 2018 Silver World Champs2

David Florence, Ryan Westley and Adam Burgess celebrate silver at the 2017 World Slalom Championships in Pau.

British Canoeing Podium Potential Programme

The Podium Potential Programme has a key focus on developing young, talented athletes principally in the age range of 17-25 into the athletes of the future; hence the focus of the programme is on 2024 and beyond.

The programme is reviewed in the autumn each year and athlete qualification is based on athlete performances at the major championships of the year in question (the Junior World/European Championships, U23 World/European Championships, Senior World Cups and Senior European/World Championships). 

Athlete places

British Canoeing currently has up to 50 athlete places across its Podium and Podium Potential Programmes to accommodate Canoe Sprint and Canoe Slalom athletes.

An additional up to 17 athlete places are available on the Paracanoe Podium and Podium Potential Programmes. 

Jonny Young Gold Wc Racice 2018

Jonny Young celebrates gold at the 2017 Paracanoe World Championships in Racice.

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