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Paddle UK insurance zone


Marsh Sport are the appointed insurance broker to Paddle UK. This web page sets out details of the insurance provided to members and coaches, how to report an incident and some frequently asked questions. We also detail the range of products and services we can provide to support delivery partners.

About the insurance

This cover applies only to activities authorised or recognised by Paddle UK.

The policy covers: Paddle UK, British Canoeing Events Ltd, Scottish Canoe Association, Canoe Association of Northern Ireland (including members of CANI resident the Republic of Ireland) Canoe Wales, the Canoe Foundation, and all their affiliated:

  • Employees.
  • Directors, officers, and officials.
  • Event safety officers.
  • Committee members.
  • Events.
  • Clubs.
  • Members, and associate members.
  • Coaches, and voluntary helpers.

The annual policies run from 1st November 2023 to 31st October 2024. The policy limits (dependent upon your membership category) are as follows:

  • Public Liability - cover for your legal liability of up to £10,000,000 (£250 excess).
  • Professional Indemnity - cover for the club's or coaches legal liability of up to £10,000,000 (£1,000 excess).
  • Directors and Officers – cover for club committee members of up to £5,000,000.
  • Employers Liability – cover for clubs in respect of claims for injuries made by employees or volunteers, up to £10,000,000.
  • Abuse cover - up to £2,000,000 (£2,500 excess).

Please note:

  1. Not all the covers noted above apply to all membership categories. Please refer to the specific membership sections below.
  2. Public Liability and Professional Indemnity cover is provided worldwide.
  3. Restricted cover applies in respect of Directors and Officers – please refer to Marsh Sport.

The Marsh Sport team are on hand for any insurance related enquiries. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. You can call or main office number on 0345 872 5060 or message us. Alternatively, you can contact the individuals in our team below.

  • Natalie Wale - Head of National Governing Bodies: Email or call 07392 123835

Report an incident

All incidents that could give rise to a claim must be reported reported via the Paddle UK incident reporting system at your earliest opportunity.

Any writ or summons must be forwarded on immediately.

You should not admit liability under any circumstances as the insurers will respond to all allegations on your behalf.