The Essex Slalom Squad held This Girl Can canoeing sessions for women only. By engaging with the This Girl Can Essex programme, the Essex Slalom Squad provided a 6 week course that was fun, inclusive and built on skills week after week. The canoeing sessions were held at two sites on the river Chelmer: by Sandford Mill Museum and Hoe Mill Lock.

Since the course in May they have had 25% of their participants join the club. Essex Slalom member said: “It has been a privilege to be involved in running these sessions, the participants have been so enthusiastic and up for learning new skills. Each of the ladies attended the 6 week course for various reasons, so it has been an enriching experience for all.