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Calendar for 2024

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Minutes of Committee Meetings

        28 May
9 Apr   24 Feb   6 Jan
    14 Dec   29 Nov
2023 ACM 25 Nov


15 Jun Bala Mill Div 2/3/4 16 Jun Bala Mill Div 2/3/4
22 & 23 June HPP Paul McConkey Prem
22 Jun Holme Pierrepont Div 1 23 Jun Holme Pierrepont Div 1


Grandtully Div 2 Double and Div 1/2 Double Cancelled

Sadly both of the August Tully races have been cancelled.

Kayak Cross

The Slalom Committee are gathering information on how Kayak Cross races are being run around the nations, from entry level to selection races.
We are looking to find out what the benefits and challenges are, what equipment is being used, events are being run and participation numbers. We are also looking for ideas on how we promote Kayak Cross to the wider paddling community.

I would like to set up a Teams meeting with race organisers in the future to see if we can share ideas and to find out if we can help with any barriers people are facing in organising Kayak Cross events. Please email Mark Haylett at by the end of June that would be great.

2024 Kayak Cross Events

There are a number of kayak cross events taking place at Holme Pierrepont (HPP) and Lee Valley courses over the summer and autumn. If you want to find out more and sign up to these events, follow the link and use the postcode filter HERE>

In addition there is a dedicated water slot with access to kayak cross gates at HPP at 6pm on Friday evenings. Customers can log into their account and book on the session HERE>

If you are planning your own kayak cross event and want it added to the list please get in touch with

Daniel Thompson

Canoe Slalom & Kayak Cross International Panel

Final Paris 2024 Olympic Nominations 13th June 2024>

Programme Qualification Policy for Canoe Slalom & Kayak Cross for qualification to the World Class Programme from 1st January 2025.

This is published ahead of the 2024 International season so that athletes know how performances will be assessed for programme places in 2025. Funding beyond 31st March 2025 will not be known until December 2024, but this sets out the intention subject to ongoing funding. It can also be found here.

2024 U23 and Junior Teams>   Junior Selection Results>   U23 Selection Results>

Policies and Selection>

Kayak Cross Teams 2024

Inter-Clubs 7 8 September

Applications are now being taken for the Inter-Club Championships 2024. This event will be held at Cardington, Bedford on September 7th & 8th. For further information and an application form please email MORE>

Lorraine Murray-Glendenning Outstanding Achievement Award 2024

This award is in memory of Lorraine, who coached and ran the slalom sessions at Hexham Canoe Club and organised the Div 2/3 slaloms in the area. The award is to be presented to a volunteer who goes above and beyond in our sport in terms of contribution, promoting the sport and helping others. Last year it was presented to Stewart Pitt of Pinkston Panthers for his endless work within the sport.

Lorraine didn't do slalom herself and was all about helping others to take part, have fun and excel. Do you know someone who should be recognised? Nominations open on 1st June and close on 25th June, with the award being presented alongside the Memorial Shield at Tees Prem on 29th June. Please send nominations to or Nominations should include up to half a side of A4 with the reason for the nomination and the person's name clearly at the top. Thank you to the organisers for hosting the Memorial race.

Anna-Louise Glendenning

Llandysul River Festival 7th 11th August 2024

We are pleased to be running the Llandysul Paddlers River Festival again this year. If you haven't come before, the idea is to have a few fun activities leading up to and during our Division 2,3,4 slalom. MORE>

Pan Celtic Cup 2024

Seniors, J23, J18 and J16 will race at HPP Prem /1 on Saturday 22nd June. J8, J10, J12, J14, C2, and Veterans/Masters will race at Kilnhurst Div 2 on 21/22 September MORE>

Canoe and Kayak Combined Prize

The England Slalom Talent Programme and Peak PS are establishing a new award to encourage young paddlers who improve their combined ranking in canoe and kayak disciplines. Prizes will be on offer to the male and female paddlers aged under 16 who accumulate the greatest combined points total in kayak and canoe. This combined ranking table will enable  paddlers to track their progress.

More detail and rules can be found HERE>

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 have updated the Awards for this year. MORE>

Please Volunteer - Your sport needs you!

We are in desperate need of volunteers. Please contact Sally Atkinson or Matt Crowhurst if you are interested in helping out at Canoe Slalom Div 1 and/or Prem events. It doesn't have to be for the whole day - even an hour can be really helpful. MORE>

England Slalom Talent Programme Squad

The England Slalom Talent Programme have published their Qualification Criteria for 2024/25. A link can be found HERE>

England Slalom Talent Programme Squad List 2023/24>

Training Opportunities at Lee Valley

There are regular training opportunities at Lee Valley Whitewater Centre on water pumped for our Southern-based squads during weekday evenings and over various weekends. Access costs 15 per session on the Olympic Course and 10 per session on the Legacy Course.

Sessions are un-coached and open only to paddlers ranked in Prem or Div 1. If your club wants to use these opportunities then please email Capacity in each slot is limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. MORE DETAILS>

Daniel Thompson

Slalom sessions are now on the LV website to book. Email to ask them to add the slalom waiver to your account and the sessions will then show on the booking app under Olympic Slalom.

Paddler access to programme water at Lee Valley>

Get Ranked!

2024 Division 4 Races and Starting in Slalom - a trial for the 2024 season

Division 4 slaloms remain an important part of our sport, introducing paddlers and giving them water time and race experience, but for 2024 there will no longer be automatic promotion from Div 4 to Div 3. MORE>

New C2 pairings

Apply direct to the C2 Bib Officer - you do not need to go through reinstatement. Ranked C2 pairs may enter races at any level.

There is now only one division in C2. Any pair can now get together, as casually as they wish, to race in C2 at Div 2, Div 3 and Div 4 races, but they will only get a ranking if they apply for a bib. No bib, no ranking. 

Joely Walling at GB Selection
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Alfie Boote at GB Selection
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Sid Griffiths at HPP - picture Malcolm Cook www.endlessskies.co.uk

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Last updated 24/06/2024