Congratulations to St. Helens Canoe Club who have been recognised by the national governing body for the sport.
British Canoeing awarded the club with the North West Regional Club of the Year 2018 title for their contribution to the activity.
Throughout 2018 the club has developed a programme for Young Leaders, with two coaches receiving the 3 Star Freestyle award
St Helens Canoe Club runs a Satellite Club at a local High School. The multi-sport programme invites children with additional needs and physical disabilities to attend a weekly session in their high school.
The satellite club provided an opportunity for a child with Cerebral Palsy to experience paddling on the water. The club also works with the Sea Cadets and paddle every Monday to develop skills, socialise and have fun. They are currently training their leaders up to coaching standard to allow them to deliver sessions independently.
The club has worked in partnership with the St Helens Council’s Sports Development Officer Matthew Richardson over a number of years assisting with a winter training venue in a swimming baths, a Satellite club, funding toward coaching courses and support with
Bid writing for Grants to secure money for more equipment.
Matthew said ‘Sports Development has a great relationship with St Helens Canoe Club and they are a great asset for the town. I’m not surprised that they have been awarded North West Regional Club of the Year as they are very dedicated in making the club successful
within St Helens’.
More information about the award https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/regions/north-west/news/north-west-regional-club-of-the-year-award-2018