Helping other people to enjoy canoeing or kayaking can be extremely rewarding and this section of the website is all about helping you to do just that. Whether you are new to the sport and new to coaching or leading or an experienced coach working in advanced conditions, we hope we can help you to find any information you need.

Canoe Wales is Wales' National Governing Body of paddlesport, which is a part of the UK's umbrella governing body, British Canoing. British Canoeing are currently reviewing the coaching system to improve the experience of all paddlers and those who support them. Canoe Wales is the delivery centre for the British Canoeing awards in Wales, and are in charge of operating the awards within Wales. This section should explain all you need to know about getting involved in coaching paddlesports within Wales. 


The Paddlesport Activity Assistant is an exciting new British Canoeing endorsement that supports the delivery of paddlesport activities by developing volunteers. 

The Paddlesport Activity Assistant (PAA) is an endorsement recognised by British Canoeing to support clubs, organisations and volunteers. Paddlesport Activity Assistants can facilitate activity at any time; within the lines of their organisations' Standard Operating Procedures.

For more detailed information please download the guidance document below.

After reading the information below, if you wish to apply for the Paddlesport Activity Assistant endorsement at your club or organisation, or have any questions, please email

For more details about the Paddlesport Activity Assistant, click here.

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