What is British Canoeing Quality Club?

What is British Canoeing "Quality Club"?

In July 2022 Purley Canoe Club was accredited as a “British Canoeing (BC) Quality Club” by the BC Club Support Team.  

This accreditation acknowledges the Club’s high standard of Governance, Safeguarding and its Values which promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (E.D.I).

James Hinves from the BC Club Support Team presented the Quality Club Accreditation Certificate to the Club’s President, Noel Humphrey at the Quality Club Accreditation Party on the 29th November 2022.

The following comments have been made regarding our accreditation as a BC Quality Club:-

The Club renews its BC Quality Club accreditation, annually, by completing a Quality Club Report and meeting with the British Canoeing Club Support Team each year. 

Each year the Club is presented with a new Quality Club Certificate

On the 4th September 2023 the Club was reaccredited with Quality Club and the BC Club Support Team made the following comments:-. 

“Congratulations to Purley Canoe Club on re-accrediting for Quality Club!

This is a reflection of the excellent delivery and the high standard of Governance, Safety, Safeguarding and E.D.I. which is either in place or being worked towards at your club.  We hope that as a result of having been through the Club Improvement Programme it will have helped you in the process of continuous development at your club.”

The Club’s success in achieving “Quality Club” was mentioned in the British Canoeing Club Update’s which were circulated in August 2022.

The British Canoeing Quality Update stated:-

Quality Club continues to gather momentum and is being increasingly well received by those clubs who are working through it. The feedback from clubs who have now achieved accreditation has been extremely positive. 32 clubs have now signed up as working through the process this year, and some of these are now approaching the stage of looking to achieve accreditation.
Well done to Purley Canoe Club who are the first of this cohort to be formally signed off this year, with a number of other clubs not far behind them. They now join the 24 clubs who achieved ‘Quality Club’ status last year

British Canoeing Club Update 3/08/2022

On the 15th July 2022 the Club was accredited as a British Canoeing Quality Club. The BC Club Support Team made the following comments:-. 

Congratulations to Purley Canoe Club on achieving Quality Club status!

This is a reflection of the excellent delivery and the high standard of governance, safeguarding and E.D.I. which is in place at your club.  We hope that as a result of having been through the Club Improvement Programme it will have helped you in the process of continuous improvement at your club.”

What is British Canoeing "Champion Club"?

On the 4th November 2022 the Club was awarded British Canoeing Champion Club for Clear Water Clear Access.

For many years the Club has been actively participating in litter clean ups mainly on the River Mole but also on the River Medway and Wey Navigation.

We have been involved in removing Himalayan Balsam, a non-native invasive species which is widespread from the River Mole. During the last two years we have been actively removing Floating Pennywort from the lower River Mole in Esher.

James Hinves from the BC Club Support Team also presented the Champion Club Accreditation to the Club’s President, Noel Humphrey at the Quality Club Accreditation Party on the 29th November 2022.

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