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Calendar for 2024

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Jake Brown at HPP - picture © Malcolm Cook

Alex Cleator at Ironbridge
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Ben Watkins at Ironbridge
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Phoebe Spicer at Lee Valley - Picture © Kim Jones
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Minutes of Committee Meetings

2024   24 Feb   6 Jan
2023   14 Dec   29 Nov
2023 ACM 25 Nov

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

It has been felt that requiring paddlers to move straight into the slalom ranking system may be deterring some from continuing, by requiring them to purchase national membership and pushing them to a higher level before they feel ready.

There is no longer automatic promotion at Division 4 slalom races, though the races remain an important part of our sport, introducing paddlers and giving them water time and race experience. MORE>


14 Jan Stone Mini 1 by Class   Overall
28 Jan Stone Mini 2 by Class   Overall
11 Feb Stone Mini 3 by Class   Overall
2024 Stone Final & Series

Cancelled Races

Grandtully Prem / Div 1, April - Sadly we must confirm cancellation of the planned Prem/Div1 event in April. MORE>

Marple Div 3/4, September

Tees Barrage Prem/1 October - Unfortunately we are cancelling this race due to planned maintenance at the site in the autumn. We are in discussion to see if a alternative date can be found for the race.

Bibs for 2024

Div 1 and Prem WK1 and WC1: If you would like to have your bib brought to the Lee Valley Div 1 on March 2nd, please apply by this Friday (Feb 23rd) so that Sally can ensure that it will be available at Control for Saturday morning.

Div 1 MK1: If you’d like your bib brought to either the Lee Valley (2nd March) or Llandysul (9th March) races, please apply by at least the Wednesday before each race so Les can make sure your bib is there for you.

Novice Paddlers

There will be no automatic promotion from Division 4 (Novice) to Division 3 this year.

If you are not already ranked in any of the divisions Prem, 1, 2 or 3, you may race in Div 4 repeatedly without having to take promotion, but you may request ranking in Division 3 whenever you choose. Use THIS FORM>.

England Slalom Talent Programme Squad

The England Slalom Talent Programme have published their Programme Qualification Criteria for 2024/25. A link to the qualification criteria can be found HERE with more information available on the qualification criteria tab of the England Slalom Talent Programme webpage.

Daniel Thompson

England Slalom Talent Programme Squad List 2023/24>

Canoe Slalom 2024 Selection Registration & Entry

Please ensure you register (1 form for all races) and enter (up to 3 entries for the 3 different races) for all selection races.


Register by 14th February for Kayak Cross

Fieke Blackwell
Slalom Team Manager

C1 VAJDA SUPREMO - MEDIUM/LARGE - £250 - ideal for 65kg-75kg. I'm selling it as I just don't use it anymore. Good condition, robust, and watertight. There is a small repair on the underside of the boat and a slight paddle ding on the bow. I'll also be selling the C1 Gpower blade as well for £50 if interested. Email: Mobile: 07341262508 (20/2)


Maddie Hobbs at Lee Valley - picture © Richard Ramsay

England Slalom Club Coach Development Day

The England Slalom Talent Programme in conjunction with Bradford & Bingley CC will be running a Slalom club coach development day on Sunday 3 March 2024 at Wagon Lane, BD16 1LT. This is open to any English-based Slalom club. The day will be delivered by Alan Edge (Slalom Coach Developer) and will be a mixture of workshops/group based discussions and practical on-water sessions.

This is an opportunity for club coaches looking to develop and/or working towards coaching qualifications. Club coaches can bring up to five paddlers from their club to attend the On-water sessions. If none of your club paddlers are able to attend, club coaches can still attend and you will be placed in a group to coach/support on the day.

Club coaches interested in attending are invited to complete the expression of interest form by 12 noon on Monday 19 February.

Daniel Thompson
Slalom Foundations and Support Lead

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

Lorraine Murray-Glendenning Outstanding Achievement Award

The winner of the Lorraine Murray-Glendenning Outstanding Achievement Award 2023 was Stewart Pitt (Pinkston Panthers)

We received a number of nominations for very worthy recipients. We received multiple nominations for Stewart for his work with Pinkston Panthers, Grandtully, Coaching, running events, admin and much much more. We were unanimous in our decision that his dedication and commitment to our sport was exactly what Mum was about; congratulations to Spitt. Thank you to all those who took the time to send nominations - it was much appreciated Please nominate those people again in the future!

Winner of the Memorial Shield- Joely Walling (Shepperton)

Joely was the fastest U23/S female on course at Tees and was awarded the memorial Shield. Congratulations Joely.

Extreme & Canoe Slalom International Panel

Policies and Selection

CIWW Slalom Access 2023/24

Canoe Wales invites all slalom paddlers to weekly sessions at Cardiff. These are funded by Canoe Wales but with the help of non-squad paddlers' contributions we are able to keep offering them to benefit everyone.

During term time we offer 2 sessions a week, Tuesday and Thursday, both at 18:00-19:00 at a cost of £13 per session. If you want to attend these you must be white water confident, always paddle with a buddy and keep a good vibe to the session.

You can join the Spond group with all the sessions HERE. For further information contact Andy Kettlewell, Lead Slalom Coach ()

Slalom Progress Awards

The Slalom Progress Awards are a fun, supportive and engaging resource for coaches and clubs in order to help introduce new participants to 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. Leaflets are freely available to clubs in England and are supplied jointly through the England Slalom Committee and the England Talent Programme - get in touch with to order yours!

Click here to read more.

Training on the Olympic Course at Lee Valley

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.

There will be sessions on 9th and 10th March.

Paddler access to programme water at Lee Valley>

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Last updated 29/02/2024