Junior Blader Programmes

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The Junior Blader Programme is a performance club based, discipline specific programme that encourages young people to be involved in elite sport. It aims to work with young people between the ages of 10-14  integrating them into a club development programme of regular training and competing in the sport aiming to reach a level that they may be eligible to be selected onto the CANI Talent ID Squad within a year.

There are currently three Junior Bladers Programmes being delivered in Northern Ireland they are:


Banbridge Canoe and Kayak Club


Erne Paddlers

Surf Kayak and Waveski

Causeway Coast Kayak Association


These clubs have been chosen to deliver the programme as they are close to the necessary resources needed to regularly deliver training sessions. If you are interested in getting involved with the Junior Bladers Programme please contact the clubs directly using the links above.

If you are a club in Northern Ireland and interested in delivering a Junior Bladers Programme on behalf of CANI please contact Matt McKnight