Thomas Meyer training at HPP - picture © Kim Jones
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Calendar for 2021

All ranking races in February, March  and April have been cancelled, together with the Cardiff Bay races on 3rd May. Below are the events planned from May onwards.

If your event isn't here it's because some clubs still have not submitted the details. Get in touch with Dee!


George Sharp training at HPP - picture © Kim Jones
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Jazz Royle training at HPP - picture © Kim Jones
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Alex Thomson training at Pinkston
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Bethan Forrow training at Lee Valley - picture © Kim Jones.
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C1 Development

Have a look at Dan Goddard's C1 Canoe Slalom Technique Website>

Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8 2021.

Our selected athletes are:

Mallory Franklin: Womenís C1
Kimberley Woods: Womenís K1
Adam Burgess: Menís C1
Bradley Forbes-Cryans: Menís K1

Minutes of Committee Meetings

7 Jan    
28 Nov   ACM 28 Nov   29 Oct
23 Sep 19 Aug 29 Jul
3 Jun   1 Apr   1 Feb

All Ranking Races February to April Cancelled

Ranking Races

Following further review of the current situation, the slalom committee has made the decision that all ranking races before the end of April will be cancelled.

The position regarding races beyond this will be kept under review. We are hopeful that the overall position is improving and that future racing will be possible.

An update will be provided in March following the committee meeting on 9 March.


The International Panel statement of 28th January 2021 stated the intention to run Senior Selection over the weekend of 24th/25th April 2021, subject to agreement with Lee Valley and in accordance with Government guidelines. Any change to this plan will be communicated by the International Panel.

14 February 2021

Seeking Donations to the Georgia Williams Trust

Nigel Evans's wife, the mother of his two boys, sadly passed away on 1st February. Both boys have benefited from the Georgia Williams Trust, personally and through donations to their school, and in Nicky's memory Nigel would like to raise money to support the Trust. MORE>

Digging into History

Peter Keane has published results going back into the dim and distant at

If you have any of the results that are missing, please let know.

World Class Programme Prospect Support - 2021

The pandemic is having a significant impact on development and performance opportunities for athletes at all stages of the pathway. Talented athletes in their last year of juniors or at the beginning of U23 in 2019 missed significant opportunities to develop their paddling at a critical stage.

We are launching World Class Programme Prospect Support to a targeted group of talented athletes who are likely to challenge for a WCP place in the 2021 season.

Applications will close on the 23rd February. Athletes will be notified of the outcome on 9th March and provision will commence from 1st April. For full details please see the document attached.

Paul Ratcliffe
Performance Director

John Sturgess

John Sturgess passed away at home on the 8th January after a short illness. Whilst he had recently been poorly, this was a huge shock. It was not Covid related.

John dedicated his entire life to helping others improve themselves. For 45 + years he was a fixture at slalom races throughout the UK and abroad. He has helped thousands of athletes from around the world, from grassroots to elite athletes, improve their performance.


A webcast of John's funeral ceremony is available from 12th February to 4th March. Access:

Username Niti1178
Password 073354
Service Date Friday 5th February

Dave Rawding

Selection Policy for 2021

2021 Selection Ė COVID-19 Update

This statement follows the publication of the 2021 selection policies in mid-December 2020 and aims to provide an update whilst recognising a very uncertain landscape for the next few months. The panel wish to acknowledge the ongoing challenges to the whole community not only to training but the health, financial and emotional challenges that the covid-19 pandemic continues to inflict.
As we approach one year since covid-19 became a reality in the UK... MORE>

2021 Junior, U23 & Senior Team Selection Policy>

International Panel Statement>

Paddlers need to register for selection HERE>

2021-2025 Slalom Talent Strategy and Talent Club Partnership - Feedback

We are grateful to all those that took the time to feed in and respond to the Slalom Talent Strategy, a summary of the feedback is captured here. Further consideration will be given to the comments and insight shared and the final Slalom Talent Strategy will be shared early in the New Year.

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Coordinator

Lee Valley Public Slalom Training Access

LVWWC and British Canoeing are excited to announce a collaboration to create opportunities to paddle public slalom sessions at Lee Valley. Please follow THIS LINK for more information and ways to book.

Podium Potential Coordinator

About Bibs...

Paddlers will (with the exception of the handful who were promoted) have the same bibs for 2021 as for 2020. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR BIB - there is no point, since you would just get the same bib back again next year. We will need a "bib application" for next year.

2020 Junior, U23 and Senior Selection Policies>

World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

Covid Safety Guidelines for Paddling



Get Reinstated or Ranked

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.

Training at Tully

Please use this timetable to help you plan your training at Grandtully. This isn't intended to set limits, rather to help you plan training to make it easier to maintain physical distancing whilst training and also maximise the quality of training. Whilst people are travelling less internationally or Nationally, we anticipate that Grandtully will be quite busy at the weekends.

Jon Schofield

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Last updated 23/02/2021