CANI News Splash February 2021, Ed.2

CANI awarded Disability Sport NI’s Inclusive Sport Award


Canoe Association Northern Ireland has been awarded Disability Sport NI’s Inclusive Sport Award in recognition of their commitment to actively including more people with disabilities in their sport.


The award was presented to James Birrell (pictured abovefrom Canoe Association Northern Ireland’s Equality Committee who was delighted to receive it commenting, 

“Everyone at Canoe Association Northern Ireland deeply values the Inclusive Sport Award from Disability Sport NI and we look forward to working with the charity on an ongoing basis to implement our action plan.


“Our team are fully committed to including disabled people in canoeing and would encourage anyone to contact us if they would like to know more about our sport.”


Speaking of the award, Disability Sport NI Performance Pathways Manager Elaine Reid said,


“It is a great pleasure to present the Inclusive Sport Award to Canoe Association Northern Ireland. The commitment of the organisation’s team of staff, officials and volunteers to support the inclusion of people with disabilities in the sport of canoeing is impressive.


“We look forward to continuing to support the inclusion work of the organisation, particularly through the development of a more inclusive workforce, a more inclusive competitor pathway and a new inclusive coaching pathway.


“Canoe Association Northern Ireland is the ninth governing body of sport to receive the award.” 

The Outdoor Partnership (TOP) Needs Your Help! 

Are you a paddler, a potential paddler, or someone with an interest in waterspouts in the Downpatrick or Strangford area?

TOP needs your help to develop paddlesports in your area; your thoughts, ideas, anything that could help us make this area even better for the activity!

For an informal chat, please call Caoimhe on 07516 501295, or email her on, or just send her a message here – thank you.

Canoe Wales Family Paddling Talk

Canoe Wales are delivering an online paddling talk for all of the family on Friday 12th February 2021 at 6.30pm and it is open to CANI members.  

To book please click on the following link here.

Sport NI Project Re-boot: Team Up Guidance

Sport NI have released a guidance document for those applying for Project Re-boot: Team Up funding and to access please click here.

You can also access FAQ’s on the Sport NI website here.

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