Boost for Stirling & Falkirk Canoe Club

Stirling & Falkirk Canoe Club has recently received support from Active Stirling & funding from ClubSport Stirling to develop their coaching workforce.
As a result of recent changes from British Canoeing in the coaching pathways for paddlers, the Club has been working closely with Matthew Brook, Outdoor Activities Team Leader for Active Stirling and Level 5 Kayak Coach. Matthew was able to help the Club identify and deliver training opportunities to ensure all coaches are appropriately qualified so they can deliver the best sessions possible to their members.
In support of the clubs ambitions, ClubSport Stirling awarded them £1300 towards these courses. Additionally the club has sourced funding from SportScotland to reduce costs further for members and make it as accessible as possible. These courses could not have gone ahead without the support of SportScotland and other local partners such as Glenmore Lodge and McLaren Leisure.
"I honestly didn't think I was ready but with a bit of hard work and pushing myself I feel I really improved and have a new-found confidence. What I took away from the training is an improved confidence in my paddling ability" Jason Sharp, Stirling & Falkirk Canoe Club.
“It has been great working with Stirling & Falkirk Canoe Club to develop their coaching workforce,” said Tom Gebbie, Active Stirling Community Activation Officer, “Coaches and volunteers are essential for clubs to operate and it is good to see members taking advantage of opportunities to develop themselves and support their club and sport. I wish everyone attending the courses the best of luck and can’t wait to see how the club develops moving forward!”
The investment in the club, both financially and in time will serve to develop existing coaches/leaders to maintain and achieve their full potential. In addition it will enable new coaches and leaders to gain their first step into this rewarding activity.
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