Who are British Canoeing?

British Canoeing (BC) is the governing body for Paddlesport within the UK and Purley Canoe Club is affiliated to British Canoeing.

As an Affiliated British Canoeing (BC) Club  we support the BC Aims and the various BC initiatives as outlined below:-

We encourage all Club members to Join British Canoeing as individual members  so they can become part of the “British Canoeing Family” and support the work of British Canoeing.

As a BC Affiliated club We are covered by BC Indemnity Insurance,  we can seek support from the BC’s when required; plus :-

  • We are supported by the BC through our membership of BC’s London Region.
  • We can seek support from the different departments within BC, .e.g.:-
  • the Safeguarding team,
  • the Access campaign,
  • the Personal Performance Awards,
  • the Coaching team etc.
  • See below for more details:-

We support “BC’s Go Paddling” campaign to encourage people to go paddling and we provide courses to achieve the BC Go Paddling Awards 

We introduce young people to paddling  by supporting the  BC’s Go Paddling campaign, which also encourages young people and their families to participate in paddlesport.

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

We provide a number of BC courses so our members can achieve various BC Personal Performance Awards (PPA). This also supports the BC’s campaign to promote “Long Term Paddler Development” and encourage members to develop their paddlesport skills.

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.
As a Club we purchase a number of River licences every year, so Club members have access to rivers on Club Trips.

We adopt many of the BC Policies and Procedures which the 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.

All our Club Coaches are BC Qualified Coaches, which means the club is a BC PPA Provider and we can deliver all the BC Personal Performance Awards

All our coaches are part of the BC Coach Update Scheme by keeping their BC qualifications up to date,  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 are supported by BC to maintain our “Clubmark” status.

Purley Canoe Club (PCC) was awarded Sports England Clubmark accreditation in October 2012.

In January 2013 the Club celebrated its accreditation with a Club Mark Party.