Club Coach qualifies as International Judge

Congratulations to Sarah Ford who has successfully completed her International Canoe Slalom Judge exam.  This opens up opportunities to judges at international slalom competitions, World and European Championships, and even potentially the Olympics in the future.

Sarah had been due to attend the exam being run at the African Championships in Bassel in March which was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but has now completed the re-arranged exam was done online. The exam included papers on the rules of canoe slalom, duties of officials at international events, and judging on video’s of previous races. She now has to attend an international race (once these are running again) to complete her certification.

After many years of volunteering as a gate judge at UK events, Sarah progress to being a Section Judge at UK Premier and Division 1 events 3 years ago. She has also acted as Chief Judge at a number of UK top division events.