Slalom Progress Awards

Last year Canoe Wales and the England Slalom Talent Programme, in conjunction with the England Slalom Committee, presented the new Slalom Progress Awards. We are delighted that following feedback we have updated these Slalom Progress Awards for this year.

The Slalom Progress Awards are a fun, supportive and engaging resource for coaches and clubs to access in order to help introduce new participants into the sport of Canoe Slalom. The awards help shape and structure a series of sessions, motivating participants to progress through a range of technical skills, behaviours, water confidence and safety awareness.

These leaflets are freely available to clubs in England and Wales. More detail about the Slalom Progress Awards and how to obtain them can be found HERE>.

Canoe and Kayak Combined Prize

A key aim of the England Talent Canoe Slalom programme strategy is to encourage balance of participation across gender and classes.

Following feedback from the community, competition organisers and input from the England Slalom Talent Programme coaching team, the England Slalom Talent Programme in conjunction with Peak PS are establishing a new award to encourage and recognise young, developing paddlers who improve their combined ranking in canoe and kayak disciplines within a season. A separate prize for each gender will be on offer for the male and female paddlers aged under 16 that have accumulated the greatest combined points total in kayak and canoe over the course of the 2024 domestic season. This combined ranking table will be present on the Canoe Slalom UK website throughout the season for paddlers to track their progress.

More detail and rules can be found HERE>.

Slalom Club Support Scheme

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This scheme is available to all affiliated English slalom clubs as a financial catalyst to kick start innovative projects, or to support existing projects which drive slalom development. Clubs can apply for project funding of between £250 - £1000 per project for  unique solutions tailored to the specific needs of each club. Funding has been awarded to help clubs  to buy boats, spraydecks and junior paddles, to contribute to the cost of running pool sessions and funding for a core coach course.

For how to apply, along with full details of the scheme, please see the link here.

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Lead
Tel: 0115 9822094 EXT 4
Email:  

England Talent Slalom Club Support Scheme

This scheme is available to all affiliated English slalom clubs and is designed to act as a financial catalyst to kick start innovative projects, or to support existing projects which drive development within the slalom pathway. Clubs can apply for project funding of between £250 - £1000 per project, unique solutions tailored to the specific needs of each club are welcomed. For how to apply along with full details of the scheme please follow THIS LINK>

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Lead
Tel: 0115 9822094 EXT 4
Email:  

England Slalom Coach Developer Appointed

England Slalom Talent are excited to announce that Alan Edge will be joining our team, supporting the provision of club coach development at Slalom School events. Alan has a wealth of coaching experience and expertise, with over 25 years of hands-on elite coaching and coach education experience. He has a rich history in Canoe Slalom, having been a GB senior team athlete, the Head Coach for GB Teams, supporting multiple World and European Championship titles and the team coach for GB Canoe Slalomís first ever Olympic medallists in Barcelona 1992 and Sydney 2000.

Alan will be attending identified Slalom School events, working to provide opportunities and exposures based on the learning needs of attending coaches to support their ongoing development, education and expertise. For more detail please see the link HERE>.

Daniel Thompson, Talent Operations Lead