About the academy

The Border Canoe Club Academy offers youngsters an opportunity to experience paddling as a sport.

The only requirement is that youngsters are able to swim and they will undergo a swim test before they start to paddle.

We provide coaching and equipment (paddle, boat and life jacket). K1’s are available so juniors are also welcome.

Youngsters are encouraged to come and try it out and if keen they then join the Border Canoe Club, and Canoeing South Africa.

Children under the age of 12 may be able to utilize Academy equipment during coaching times. All children under the age of 12 using Academy equipment are required to wear a lifejacket and paddle under the supervision of a responsible adult.

Finances shouldn't be a limitation

Our exchange programme with Lower Saxony in Germany means that juniors who excel in Sprint paddling can benefit from taking part in coaching camps here when the German team visit and if selected travel to Germany as part of the Eastern Cape Canoe Union team sponsored by the Department of Sport, Arts Recreation and Culture

In partnership with



Rules and information

For more information please contact:

Beth Burton – 083 275 6701
Duncan Boyd – 083 763 8723

Photos of our academy athletes

BCC in Germany

BCC’s academy hopefuls, Jordy Malherbe and Zara Wood who are now in Germany

SA schools sprints

Border Canoe Club Camping at SA School sprints

BCC's at SA Schools Sprints

BCC’s up and coming athletes at SA Schools Sprints