Canoe Avon is an accredited provider of the new British Canoeing awards that came into effect from the start of 2019. These consist of the 3 Paddle Awards:

Paddle Start

for those experiencing their first time on the water

Paddle Discover

allowing paddlers to build their own decision making skills

Paddle Explore

giving ownership to the paddler, enabling them to choose where they move next in paddlesport

Please see Taster and Beginner Sessions for availability

Wednesday Training Sessions

There are also a number of Personal Performance Awards that are discipline specific. While we aim to deliver an exciting and varied training programme accommodating a range of paddling disciplines such as flat water, white water, sea and surf kayaking, sprint and canoeing, delivery of the personal awards will be dependant on coaching availability.

Members’ training sessions take place on Wednesday evenings at the clubhouse between April to October, augmented with occasional coach-led trips and sessions on weekends throughout the year. Our Wednesday sessions will generally be focused on supporting members improve skills and aim towards the Paddle Explore Award or discipline specific personal performance awards (subject coaching availability).

Pool Sessions

Pool sessions are run independently at Paulton Pool, where coaching/lifeguarding staff and kayaks are provided. Sessions cost £5 and take place Thursday evenings during school term times only. Please see for details. The cost of pool sessions is included in the beginner session fees and we will provide our own coach to support these.

Alan Gallop 10 Seat Challenge

One of our founding members, Alan Gallop, created the 10 Seat Challenge to develop skills for club members and broaden horizons. In honour of his memory we have renamed it the ‘Alan Gallop 10 Seat Challenge’. Details of the challenge and the challenge assessment log can be downloaded from the following links:

Alan Gallop 10 Seat Challenge

Challenge Assessment Log