Axe Vale Canoe Club

Contact us at: info@axevalecc.co.uk

Affiliated to the British Canoeing & Quality Mark Accredited


2019 Plans

Club’s Future Plans

British Canoeing Quality Mark


We have now gained 'British Canoeing Quality Mark' accreditation for the club, which has been one of the key activities being undertaken by the committee with invaluable support from Gill Hamlett. The Quality Mark is important to us for  a number of reasons:

  • Shows that the club is well organised and well run to attract new members.
  • Provides policies that reassure parents that we will care for young members appropriately.
  • Allows us to apply for grants more effectively.

From the Quality Mark site:

    Quality Mark is British Canoeing’s Quality Kite Mark for canoe clubs. The achievement of this standard also meets the criteria specified in Club Mark, Sport England’s cross sport accreditation scheme. This demonstrates best practise in the running and management of sports clubs and is recognised throughout England. On achieving this standard your club will be accredited with both awards.

Gill has compiled and revised where necessary all the club's policies, processes  and certificates into a folder to be held in the club house. The key items included are shown in the pane to the right.

Club House Enhancements

Ongoing enhancements:

  • Clubhouse cladding is being replaced to make the building weatherproof. Two sides done, two to go.
  • Resolving the slippery slipway - new covering purchased - awaiting installation.
  • Replaceing kayaks and canoes and associated equipment - this is on-going and we have replaced all the oldeer G3s with new Dagger GTX and GTMax.

Canoe Shed Completed in April 2015. We now have good storage for both canoes and kayaks. Thanks to the BCU for their 18.6k grant towards the cost of this new storage.


In 2013 we completed the Club House Refurbishment spending 90,000 on the refurbishment, with large grants from Sport England (50,000) and the BCU/Canoe England (19,000) plus many smaller donations from local companies and individuals. Thanks to everyone involved for all their hard work. It will be a pleasure to start using the new facilities, which were opened by Simon Ridd (SE) and Michael Sim of (Canoe England) on 6th April 2013.


Quality Mark Folder:

The Quality Mark folder is kept in the clubhouse and includes the following key documents that members should read:

  • Club Constitution
  • Duties of Club Officials
  • Equality Policy
  • Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy

CASC Status

AVCC is a registered CASC
(Community Amateur Sports Club)
with the Inland Revenue.
The benefits of this are:

  • Reduced rates payable to the council.
  • Opportunities to apply for Gift Aid on personal donations.
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