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Paddle to Podium

British Canoeing is looking for paddlers with the belief and desire to join their world leading Paralympic programme as they turn their focus to Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

The team are looking to build on the success they achieved in Rio 2016 where they led the medal table, with five medals in six events.

Whether you are already a paddler and want to take your racing to the next level, or perhaps you know someone who might have the potential  to  make a great paddler, then British Canoeing wants to hear from you.

We're looking for people who:

  • have some previous sporting experience, although this doesn't need to include paddlesports
  • dedicated to being the best they can be with commitment to train on an international programme
  • have a British passport
  • aged under 40-years-old
  • have a physical impairment or disability which fits with the International Canoe Federation's classification

In December 2016, UK Sport announced that British Canoeing's Paralympic Programme would receive a significant budget to develop and expand their programme in the lead up to Tokyo 2020.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the paracanoe programme. If you want to get involved, please contact Steve Train on