British Canoeing

Purley Canoe Club is affiliated to British Canoeing (BC) via Canoe England

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British Canoeing is the governing body for Paddlesport within the UK and our Club is affiliated Canoe England which is part of  BC.

The BC has developed a number of Paddlesport awards” for members to achieve in order to develop their paddling skills.

As an affiliated club to the British Canoeing (BC) :-

bcu star test0001We support BC’s campaign to promote “Long Term Paddler Development” which aims to encourage members to further their paddlesport skills and achieve more personal paddlesport awards.

safeguaridngWe support BC’s “Paddleability” campaign which promote’s and encourages disabled people to participate in paddlesport.

coachAll our coaches are BC qualified coaches, which means that they and the club can deliver specific BC paddlesport awards up to 3 star level in a number of disciplines.

first AidAll our coaches keep their BC qualifications up to date by regularly attending a number of courses, e.g. First Aid courses every 3 years, Coaching update courses every 3 years, and other personal BC paddlesport courses, in order to keep their skills up to date.

  • We support BC’s “Access” campaign which aims to increase our access rights to rivers within the UK especially in England and Wales where access rights to rivers are often disputed.
  • We support BC’s campaign to promote and encourage young people to participate in paddlesport.
  • We are able to purchase River licences so Club members have access to rivers on Club Trips.

go canoeing logo 201508We support “BC’s Go Paddling” campaign to encourage people to go paddling


clubmarkWe are supported by BC to maintain our “Clubmark” status.

policy & prcedureWe adopt many of the Policies and Procedures which BC have developed to ensure all paddlesport activities, within the Club are organised in an efficient, safe and equitable manner.  Therefore the structure and running of the Club is heavily influenced by BC.

insurance_agent_01We are covered by BC Indemnity Insurance

      • We are supported by BC through our membership of BC’s London Region.
      • We encourage all Club members to support the work of BC by considering joining BC as individual members
      • We can seek support from the different departments within BC, .e.g. the Safeguarding team, the Access campaign, Touring Awards, Competitions etc.