Nick is away until Saturday 19th January

Gabrielle Ridge - winter training at Lee Valley - picture Kim Jones


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Winter Legacy Training Sessions

The England Slalom Talent Programme will be running dedicated slalom sessions on the Legacy Course at the Lee Valley White Water Centre this Winter. These slots are for the England Slalom Talent Programme Southern RTA group, but other paddlers can book provided they meet the access conditions. Sessions run every Monday and Tuesday from 1900 to 2000.

The cost is 10 per session or 60 per month. For more details and to book email . Payment must be made before the session.

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!



Canoe Slalom Reunion

The Canoeing Archive Team is pleased to announce a UK Canoe Slalom Reunion, which will take place at Lee Valley White Water Centre on 15th June 2019. This event is for paddlers, race organisers, coaches, managers etc. (and partners) who have been involved in any aspect of the sport from 1950 to the present day. If you wish to register your interest in attending the reunion please follow THIS LINK>

Canoe Slalom

2019 Junior, U23 and 2020 Olympic selection policies>

Please be aware of the need to register here and enter races through the online entry system.

The following are confirmed as eligible to enter the 2019 Senior and U23 Team selection series>

Minutes of Committee Meetings

25 Nov   ACM 24 Nov     4 Aug
9 Jun   21 Apr     27 Jan
26 Nov
30 Jul
    ACM 25 Nov
20 May
  28 Oct

Online Entries

The calendar is now published, with online entry links as appropriate: but entry doesn't open for any of the events until 15th January - and some are later or are not listed yet.

England Lee Valley Training Winter 2018/19

England Canoe Slalom Committee have booked slots on Lee Valley Olympic Course during January, February and March to allow unfunded athletes who have qualified to compete in the Selection Trials 2019 to access Lee Valley for their preparation. The sessions are for English Paddlers who are ranked with UK Canoe Slalom.

England Lee Valley Olympic sessions released for various weekends in February and March apply by 14th Jan DETAILS>

Cameron Brown training at HPP - photo Gillian Denvir

England Talent Programme:
C1 development days for Athletes and Club Coaches

As part of British Canoeing's strategic plan to achieve a balanced (gender and class) inclusion across all squads within the England Slalom Talent Programme there are a number of training days and camps planned focused around C1 Development.

More camps have now been added over the 2018/19 winter period. The content of the days will be bespoke to the needs and abilities of those individuals who expressed an interest in attending.

The England Slalom Talent Programme truly want to impact C1 development and want to ensure that the learning outcomes from these days are carried into regular sessions. Coaches are highly encouraged to attend with their athletes and there will be a focus on coach development built into the days provision.

More details about this day can be found HERE>

Registration to attend these days can be made through THIS LINK>

2019 Bibs

Apply for your 2019 bib -  here's the BIB APPLICATION FORM>

K1W Prem and Div 1: Sally will be at the HPP and LV Prem races, and at the Llandysul and Tully Div 1s for paddlers to collect bibs if they send her their paperwork prior to the events. She will also be at Nottingham most Sundays in January.

K1M Prem: Tracy will take Prem K1 Men's bibs to the HPP race and the Lee Valley race provided that the paperwork is with her on the Wednesday before each race.

K1M Div 3: Karen will be at Stone 3/4 Saturday 2nd March, Llandysul Div 1 9th/10th March and Plas-y-Brenin 16th/17th March. Please contact her beforehand and bring your paperwork with you.

C1M Div 2 and 3: Nigel Evans will be at the camp in Llandysul from 2-5 January, at all the Stone minis and at Lee Valley for the BC training camp 26th - 27th January. He is also at HPP most Wednesday nights and some weekend camps. You need to let him know you're going, and take along your completed bib application form, your bib voucher and proof of BC / SCA / WCA / CANI membership.

K1W Div 2 and 3: bibs can be collected from Donna (in her unmissable VW camper van) at Stone on the 2nd or 3rd March, provided you have sent the paperwork and a note to to her by Wed 27 February, or at Matlock on Saturday morning (paperwork by Wed 20 March).

 Access to British Canoeing UK Program Water at Lee Valley

In addition to public sessions it is possible to access British Canoeing UK Program water. On most weekdays there are morning and afternoon sessions and a Saturday morning some weekends. Some sessions may be restricted: available spaces are allocated to Podium or Podium Potential athletes, qualifiers for Selection 2019, international athletes ranked in the World top 30 or achieving a top 10 at U23 Championships and Premier Division paddlers, in that order. MORE>

Southern Club Coach Development Day

For the second year running the England Slalom Talent Programme will be running a Coach Development day for Slalom focused canoe clubs at the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre on Saturday 19th January 2019. This day will be led by the England Talent Programme coaches based at Lee Valley in order to share technical and skill acquisition knowledge with Southern based slalom club coaches.

There will be no charge to attend the day and there will be no paddling activities for coaches or members of the clubs.

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.

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Last updated 12/01/2019