The Club is committed to provide equal access to canoeing to all. This section describes the work in progress to enhance opportunities for paddlers with disabilities and impairments.

We are are currently working on an outreach project for paddlers with disabilities. We like to thank Hampshire County Council for their for this project that has been provided through the Inspiring You programme. For more information click here.

Peter Mansell of Basingstoke and Deane Canoe Club was the winner of the Canoe England Volunteer and Recognition Awards 2013 for “Impact on Disability Canoeing”.  Colin King, also of Basingstoke and Deane Canoe Club, was runner up in the same category.

Whilst policies do not directly provide access and inclusion for all, they provide the basis for change.

An Inclusion Policy is a key element of Basingstoke and Deane Canoe Club's (BADCC) policy framework for supporting the needs of all paddlers. This document has been produced to reflect good practice regarding effective inclusion.

A key element in providing paddling for all regardless of any disability is the quality of the Club's coaches.