William Coney at HPP - picture Malcolm Cook www.endlessskies.co.uk

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Calendar for 2023

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Minutes of Committee Meetings

05 Nov   10 Aug   11 Jul
20 May   15 Mar   05 Jan
    27 Nov   ACM 26 Nov
26 Oct   14 Sep   22 Jul
18 May   02 Mar   19 Jan
Committee Terms of Reference

Joe Clarke at the 2023 World Championships
picture Nigel Winters

Kate Kent at HPP - picture Malcolm Cook www.endlessskies.co.uk

Mallory Franklin at the 2023 World Championships
picture Nigel Winters

Sadie Sterry at Tryweryn
picture Barry Palmer

Have a crack at C2!

Any pair of ranked paddlers can get together and race at Div 2, Div 3 and Div 4 events, but if you want to do C2 at Prem and Div 1 races you must apply for a C2 ranking.

Get Reinstated or Ranked

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? APPLICATION FORM>

Our Olympians for Paris 2024

The British Olympic Association have announced that Olympic medallists Joe Clarke and Mallory Franklin, 2023 World Champion Kimberley Woods and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Adam Burgess will represent Britain in Paris next year.

Winter Mini Slalom at Orton Mere 3rd December



The Slalom Annual Consultative Meeting was held at British Canoeing HQ, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU on Saturday 25th November.


The papers for the meeting are available online in a shared Google folder together with the online registration, proxy forms, etc. More reports will be added to as they become available, so please check back.

Time to Send Your Bib Back

You'll have a new bib number next year, and it's time to get your old bib back to us so that we can put a credit on the Bib Application System. Then next year you'll only have the admin/postage charge to pay.

Racing is all done and dusted for this year so please post the bib to your Bib Officer>

Stretching a Point: Your bib must be back by 30th November 8th December to get a credit. Please make sure you put at least 1.85 postage on it.

2023 Rankings

The Draft Rankings for 2023 are now available HERE>. If you spot any errors (points? club? age?) please email .

If you didn't race in 2023 you have been dropped from the list. If that applies to you and you plan to race next year, please apply for reinstatement HERE>.

Slalom Club Support Scheme - Flood Relief

Following the recent flooding and the impact this has had on Slalom clubs and their facilities, the England Slalom Talent Programme have decided to introduce an additional application window for the Slalom Club Support Scheme. Eligible clubs affected by recent adverse weather conditions are invited to apply for support by completing the England Talent Slalom Club Support Scheme project proposal form with details of the impact of the flooding has had on the club. The application window will close at 9am on 27 November 2023

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Lead

England Slalom Talent Programme Squad

Updated England Slalom Talent Programme Squad List>

British National Champions 2023

K1 Men Sam Leaver Hayward Rosebowl
K1 Women Lois Leaver Liz Sharman Trophy
C1 Men Kurts-Adams Rozentals Trustee Savings Bank Trophy
C1 Women Joanna Blythe-Shields Ormskirk Trophy
C2 Sophie Cameron / Vittorio Pezzaioli Streamlyte Trophy


Extreme & Canoe Slalom International Panel

IP statement confirming 2024 senior team selections and Olympic nominations>

Selection results detail>

The consultation process for the remaining 2024 selection policies goes live today for 2 weeks, closing on the 13th November.

The International Panel have prepared the remaining draft 2024 policies for public consultation. All can be found here or through the direct links below:

Draft Junior & U23 Canoe Slalom 2024 selection policy

Draft Senior & U23 Kayak Cross 2024 selection policy

Draft Junior Kayak Cross 2024 selection policy

These are now released for a 2 week consultation. The Panel welcomes your views and proposals, so please take the opportunity to  give feedback via the link here by mid day on Monday 13th November.

The final policies will be published during December 2023.

Andy Maddock
Head of Performance - Operations

Update on Implementation of 2024 Selection Policies>

2024 Senior Team Selection Policy>   -   2024 Olympic Team Selection Policy>

World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

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 ()

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

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.

The award leaflet is waterproof and comes with stickers for the coach to award to participants at the completion of each stage. Leaflets are freely available to clubs in England for this initial pilot 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 slalom sessions on 2nd and 3rd December.

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Last updated 28/11/2023