Set up in 1936 to send a team to the Berlin Olympics, the British Canoe Union (BCU) is the lead body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK. Since then the organisation has grown considerably, and the range of canoeing opportunity has increased tremendously.
The BCU is the umbrella organisation for Canoe England, Canoe Wales, Canoe Association of Northern Ireland and the Scottish Canoeing Association.
British Canoeing has worked with First Sports for a number of years and administers all national membership and affiliations via the First Sports technology platform. In addition, the BCU registers and monitors all coaches through First Sports Event Management and Coaching module.