Matthew Telfer at HPP - picture © Malcolm Cook


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Calendar for 2024

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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>

Minutes of Committee Meetings

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

Lois Leaver at HPP - picture © Malcolm Cook

Alfie Boote at GB Selection
Picture © Richard Nutter


29 Jun Tees Barrage Prem 30 Jun Tees Barrage Div 1
  Stone Div 3/4   Stone Div 3/4
6 Jul Oughtibridge Div 3/4 7 Jul Oughtibridge Div 3/4
  Shepperton Div 3/4   Shepperton Div 3/4
13 Jul Bala Mill Div 2/3/4 14 Jul Bala Mill Div 2/3/4
18 Jul Cardiff Pool Div 4    


Olympic Slalom tickets -28th July Kayak Women’s Finals

I have three Olympic Slalom tickets that I now can’t use, and am looking to sell if you know of anyone who may want one, two or all three. The tickets are for 28th July for Kayak Women’s semi and final races, sitting in Stand A. The face value is 220 Euros per ticket but will I accept serious offers.
Email John Peden

Bibs for WK1 and WC1 div 2 promotions

Sally will bring any bibs for any paddlers promoted to Div 1 in WK1 and WC1 to the Abbey Rapids Div 1.

Inter-Clubs 7 – 8 September

Applications are now closed for the Inter-Club Championships 2024. Applications have been accepted from 15 squads from 13 clubs.

Entries for the event will be open on Thursday 4th July and a paddler's division will be based on rankings after the 29th/30th weekend’s racing at Stone and Tees. It will help if you can enter all your squad in one go, but you will be able to add paddlers to the squad at a later date up to 1st August if necessary. Any paddlers who are likely to be promoted in the next few weeks should be entered next week so that they can be allocated to the correct division. You may only enter one paddler per class per squad. For further information please email MORE>


England Slalom Club Support Scheme

The England Slalom Club Support Scheme fund is open for new applications from eligible England slalom clubs.

The scheme is joint funded and supported by the England Talent Programme and the England Canoe Slalom Committee with money invested by the England Canoe Slalom Committee from the levies paid by Canoe Slalom events hosted in England.

Click here to read more about this scheme, the impact to date, and how to apply.

Daniel Thompson

Peak Challenge

We are hosting a Peak Challenge event over the August Bank Holiday weekend - a multidiscipline event including slalom, kayak cross and downriver. Ideal for young paddlers and families, very inclusive and a super friendly way to get kids especially into competitive paddlesports.

Contact: Paul Ramsdale, Peak UK Kayaking Co Ltd, Old Road, Darley Dale DE4 2ER

Coached Whitewater Training Camp

The England Slalom Talent Programme at Paddle UK are trialling a whitewater training camp at Holme Pierrepont Whitewater Course for paddlers aged J16 - U23 in Div 1 or above. Led by Zac Allin, it will take place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August.

If you are eligible you can book onto this camp through THIS LINK>

A minimum number of paddlers must be signed up for the camp to be viable.

Daniel Thompson

Cody Brown at Lee Valley Selection - picture © Richard Nutter

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 by the end of June.

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

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 raced 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>

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.

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Last updated 19/07/2024