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Southern Region Development Team

Here you can find out all about the British Canoeing Southern Regional Development Team. 


The SRDT is a committee of volunteers set up by British Canoeing to support all paddling opportunities and all paddling disciplines in the Southern Region. The Regional team meet quarterly to try and develop links between Clubs and Centre's help organise events and course as well as subsequently send a representative to meet with other chairs across the country and British Canoeing, where we have an opportunity to help shape British Canoeing as well as air the views of the region. We are provided with a small budget to help us deliver a development plan with the following aims. 

  • Actively support protection of our waterways and environment
  • Support continued development of coaches and leaders
  • Develop and recognise volunteers
  • Improve communication throughout the region
  • Deliver workshops/forums to share best practice and resources
  • Arrange meetings and encourage organisation of events

In order do deliver these “we need your input” whether you, your club or organisation have a great idea for a project, workshop, or initiative you want help with. You want us to come to you and give an update on a specific topic or run a workshop for you or perhaps want us to share something you are doing or that is happening in your local community.

Ultimately… we are here to support you to support each other!

Chair - [email protected]

Regional Team: [email protected]

Regional Coaching Team - [email protected]


Regional Team Meetings and Virtual Coffees 2020
Spring Meeting
3rd March, 7pm-9:30pm, Woodmill, Woodmill Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2JR

Spring Virtual Coffee
27th April, 7pm-9:30pm

Summer Meeting
2nd June, 7pm-9:30pm, Buckinghamshire - Remote Meeting Only

Summer Virtual Coffee
23rd July, 7pm-9:30pm

Autumn Meeting
8th September, 7pm-9:30pm, - Riverside Centre for Outdoor Learning, Donnington Bridge, Oxfordshire, OX4 4AZ

Autumn Virtual Coffee
27th October, 7pm-9:30pm

Winter Meeting
3rd December, 7pm-9:30pm, Wokingham Waterside Centre, Thames Valley Park Drive, Earley, Reading, Berkshire RG6 1PQ


Where possible please confirm your attendance in advanced via email to [email protected].

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Terms of Reference

The last approved terms of reference are below

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Development Plan

Regional Development Plans are reviewed each year to create a focus for the region. Items include what types of events and frequency of events the region need to organise, development opportunities individuals and groups.

The latest approved development plan is below

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Annual Report

The region reports on its progress and activities for the annual report each year.

The latest approved annual report is below

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Meeting Minutes

We hold committee meetings regularly throughout the year and are open to all individual British Canoeing members as well as members of affiliated clubs.


The team aim to meet at least once a quarter, to help plan regional events, activities and execute development objectives.

The last approved minutes are below

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Annual Consultative Meeting Minutes

The team hold the Annual Consultative Meetings in November each year, which can be used as an opportunity to learn about what has happened in the year, share ideas to improve paddling in the region and to voice opinions that can then be taken to British Canoeing central the following year.

The last approved Annual Consultative Meeting Minutes are below

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