Andrew Douglas at Teesside - picture © David Turnbull


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Evie Fletcher at HPP - picture © Malcolm Cook

David Paterson at HPP - picture © Malcolm Cook

Ben Brown at the British Open
picture © Malcolm Cook

Slalom Posters

We are happy to publish a miniature on this page, linked to your bigger poster. The miniature will be small. Keep pictures and text big and bold!



Get Reinstated

Used to paddle slalom? Reckon you could still kick .....? Why not get reinstated and race again? Or you'd like to have a shot at another class, or you're just a good paddler who's never got into slalom? Here's a form to make applying for reinstatement/ranking easy.

End of Season Demotion 2020

At the end of the 2020 season the Committee is likely to set the bar for "staying up" higher than in the past. Do not assume you are safe from demotion until you have 2500 points in Prem, or 1250 points in Div 1. MORE>

Minutes of Committee Meetings

1 Dec   ACM 30 Nov   3 Nov
4 Aug   18 May   30 Mar
    2 Feb    

Mini 3 Postponed to 1st March

Unfortunately Stafford & Stone have had to postpone this Sunday's 3rd Mini Slalom (Sunday 16 Feb) due to the adverse weather conditions due to hit the UK this weekend. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The new date will be Sunday 1st March. Please contact the club through our website if you have any questions.

Stafford & Stone CC


19 Jan    Stone Mini Slalom 1 overall    Stone Mini Slalom 1 by class
2 Feb   Stone Mini Slalom 2 overall    Stone Mini Slalom 2  by class

Veterans Points

Following discussion and consultation towards the end of 2019, the Slalom Committee propose to trial a revised Veterans points system through the 2020 slalom season.

At each Veterans ranking competition two results tables will be created, using the existing points system and the trial points system. The Veterans rankings will show points gained under each system. MORE>

Stronger Together 2021-2025

During the next 10 months British Canoeing will be consulting on and finalising the new strategy for British Canoeing for 2021-2025. Stronger Together 2021-2025 will set out the vision and plans for the entire work of British Canoeing for the next 4 years.

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey by midday on Friday 21 February.

AGM and Club Conference Details>  MORE>

Dave Florence - picture © Kim Jones

Tees Barrage Whitewater Access

Following the cancellation of the Sunday 9th February sessions due to high winds, these sessions has now been rearranged to Sunday 15th March - see times below. If you booked for Sunday 9th February and are unable to attend the rearranged sessions please contact  for a refund.

If you booked for the cancelled Sun 9th February sessions you do not need to re-book.

10:00 - 11:00 - Prem and Div 1 paddlers
11:00 - 12:00 - Div 2 and Div 3 paddlers*
12:30 - 13:30 - Prem and Div 1 paddlers
13:30 - 14:30 - Div 2 and Div 3 paddlers*
*Paddlers need to have a coach in this session.

Conditions and Consent>   Information and Booking>

Lee Valley Training Opportunity

The Swiss team has booked training sessions at Lee Valley and is looking for additional paddlers. The price would be £20 per athlete per session. The sessions are:

Thursday 27th February: morning session 07:30-08:30, afternoon session 17:00-18:00

Friday 28th February: morning session 10:00-11:00

If any athletes are interested they should contact  (phone +41797569515) beforehand for confirmation.

2020 Bib Applications

Div 1 paddlers who are racing at the Lee Valley event need to apply for their bibs NOW!

If you send your bib application in anything larger than a C5 envelope, put a large letter stamp on it. And even if it is a small envelope, if the stuff inside makes it over 5mm thick, put a large letter stamp on it.

The bib officers will do their best to fold your bib within the "large letter" rules, but give them a chance! For the stamped addressed envelope you send for your bib:

Do put on at least £1.32 in postage.

Don't use a padded envelope. The extra thickness will make the envelope too thick for the "large letter" rate.

Don't use anything smaller than C4 (about 32cm x 22.5cm, the size that takes an A4 page unfolded). The extra fold we'll have to put in the bib will make the envelope too thick for the "large letter" rate.

Don't use one of those huge envelopes. They are too big for a "large letter".


K1M Prem: Tracy will take bibs to HPP, Lee Valley and Grandtully if you send all the paperwork to her by the Wednesday before each race. Tracy will be away for 2 weeks from Wednesday 4th February.

K1M Div 3: Karen can take bibs to Stone, Aberfeldy and Oughtibridge if you before the event (for Aberfeldy, before 7th April).

C2: Stuart can take bibs to HPP and the Tully Prem. Paddlers should in advance and bring the paperwork with them to exchange for the bib.

K1W Prem and Div 1: You need to send for your bib before Feb 13th if you are racing at the Lee Valley Div 1. Sally will be at Shepperton, at the Prem and Selection races at HPP and Lee Valley and at Tully, and can deliver bibs there or to HPP in the next few weeks if paddlers send her the paperwork in good time.

K1W Div 2 and 3: Donna will be at all three Stone Minis. You will need to in advance to ensure she brings your bib, and you will need to bring your Bib Application Form, Bib Voucher and proof of membership.

C1M Div 2 and 3: Nigel will be at the Stone minis and Tuesday night sessions and at HPP every Wednesday evening. He has  quite a few VERY large SAE’s that came for the voucher which he will send out shortly. Please contact Nigel if you think post may have gone astray or anything is missing - use .

Paddle to Tokyo

We didn’t want Adam Burgess to feel alone in Tokyo so Stafford & Stone CC is going to paddle there with him! Starting on 1st January 2020 we will log every kilometre each paddler paddles until the 26th July when the Canoe Slalom event starts in Tokyo. The aim is to paddle all the 9506km from the club house in Stone to the start line of the Slalom Course in Tokyo. MORE>

C1 Development Days

Dan Goddard is going to run more C1 Development Days at HPP in January and February. More information (including eligibility) and session details are contained in the poster>

Athletes can sign up to the 2020 training dates HERE>.

February Dates: 14th / 28th
Session times: 16:30 - 17:30 / 17:30 - 18:30 / 18:30 - 19:30
Content focus - Spins
Cost: £10 per session in cash contribution

More about C1:
C1 Canoe Slalom Technique Website

Take a look at>

Its main aims are:
• Provide resources to aid C1 development
• Provide discussion on C1 Technique
• Develop common language around C1 Technique


2020 Team Selection

Final qualifiers for the 2020 U23 & Senior selection races>

You must register via this link> and enter races through the Online Entry System.

2020 Junior, U23 and Senior Selection Policies> Themes and responses from consultation>

2020 Tokyo Olympic Team Selection

The British Olympic Association has nominated the following athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games:

K1M: Bradley Forbes-Cryans

K1W: Kimberley Woods

C1W: Mallory Franklin

C1M: Adam Burgess


World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

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Last updated 14/02/2020