Big thanks are due to the enthusiastic group of volunteers who met at the club on Saturday morning to get the club grounds tidied up ahead of the BBQ and Hasler race. They all worked hard to cut the grass, cut back overhanging branches on the lane, strimmed the bank and other overgrown areas and filled potholes. Well done everyone!
We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new TopClub Gold and ClubMark certificates!
TopClub is British Canoeing's scheme for recognising well-managed clubs who are striving to offer the best in coaching and sports development, and Gold is the highest standard. When BSCC first achieved this in 2007 we were only the 7th club in England to achieve TopClub Gold status, and we are now audited annually to demonstrate that standards are still being maintained.
TopClub incorporates the core values of ClubMark, SportEngland's "kite mark" scheme for high-quality community sports clubs.
The next challenge will be be to improve the service that we offer to disabled people and gain accreditation as a "Paddle-Ability Top Club". There are some exciting projects regarding this in the pipeline.