Great news on access???

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Great news on access???

Post by PeterG » Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:48 pm

I see that British Canoeing has teamed up with the EA to give us access to 'most inland water' or at least that is what BC states when seeking sponsorship and commercial deals.
http://sponsorship.org/british-canoeing ... -a-paddle/

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Post by quicky » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:02 pm

Well if they say it enough time they may believe it.... Well enough to make money for themselves via sponsorship....

Better to ask them which ones we can't paddle! ;)
: ...... and why?

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Post by DaveBland » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:24 am

"We have the diversity of disciplines that range from Olympic events such as Slalom and Sprint, through to the mass participation categories such as Marathon and Polo."
Where does the [presumably not "mass participation"] recreational paddling fit in?
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Post by Adrian Cooper » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:11 pm

They have slalom and sprint and they ignore everything else unless some government quango tells them otherwise.

Check out their newsletters and magazine for details of the freestyle world championships where the team won more medals than the stick chasers....... not a word. And that was despite being chased regularly in the run-up.

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Post by Adrian Cooper » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:14 pm

Formerly known as the British Canoe Union, Canoe England and GB Canoeing, BC now bring together the Scottish, NI and Welsh bodies into a unified umbrella
They might want to tell WCA and SCA that this is now the case.

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Post by twopigs » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:30 pm

DaveBland wrote:"We have the diversity of disciplines that range from Olympic events such as Slalom and Sprint, through to the mass participation categories such as Marathon and Polo."
Where does the [presumably not "mass participation"] recreational paddling fit in?
I can see Marathon as "mass participation", but polo? After all DW regularly gets media attention.....

I'm sure it is all about "events" that might attract media attention - so unless recreational paddlers get together to have an event they can generate nothing ...... Tyne Tour? Teifi Tour? I'm sure the list goes on ......
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Re: Great news on access???

Post by Adrian Cooper » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:42 pm

He's a commercial manager. He cannot sell recreational paddlers even though these probably make up more than half of the membership.

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