Clubs & Coaching
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Welcome, coaches and clubs
This page is dedicated to help make coaching easier. You can access free resources and advice, add your coaching profile via the database, and promote activities through the Activity Finder.
Active Thames Webinar
Paddlesports with a visual impairment
Catch up now: Hear from blind and visually impaired paddlers and their coaches who took to the water this summer with the help of Active Thames funding. Tower Hamlets Canoe Club hope their project and this webinar inspires other clubs to consider how they can become more inclusive.
The Active Thames 2021 survey asked coaches “What do you consider to be the biggest barriers to being an effective coach?” A lack of additional coaches was listed as the most common barrier.
Following the pandemic, some people left casual coaching positions in favour of more secure employment. We have provided this database to strengthen the coaching sector and make it more simple for activity providers to access support.
We’re working to connect watersports coaches with more opportunities to work with athletes in London, Kent and Essex!
In just a few minutes you can list your areas of expertise and allow Active Thames site users to find and contact you about training options.
Free support for coaches and clubs
Did you know that there are several organisations providing FREE support to coaches and clubs? Here’s our pick of some of the best:
Active Partnerships are regional partnerships which work collaboratively with local partners, including clubs and delivery providers. They aim to create a more active nation and use the power of sport to transform lives. Sign up to receive their newsletters and to make sure you can access their support. Don’t be shy in reaching out to connect with their sport development officers.
Here are the members of the our team working directly with clubs and activity providers to increase safe use of the Thames.
Find clubs and activity providers in London, Kent and Essex. Sort by moorings, access points and your nearest chandler for boat supplies – use the search function to the right of the map.
Want to add your organisation to the map? Send the name, location, website, and contact details via this form and we will update it.
Navigating in the upper tidal Thames
Navigating in central London
Navigating in the lower tidal Thames
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