COOIL CROWNED CHAMPION
Daisy Cooil a member of Tees Tigers and Tees Active Sports Academy definitely continues to cause a stir in the world of British canoeing as she gained promotion to the Women’s Premier division in the C1 category. This now means at the tender age of 14 Daisy is competing in the premier division of both K1 and C1 which is the highest category of canoeing in the United Kingdom.
Daisy achieved her promotion to the premier division last weekend at the premier league competition in Washburn, Yorkshire where she managed to beat over 60% of the field and gained the necessary points for promotion.
Daisy’s success at Washburn did not end with her promotion as on Sunday she raced as part of the English Championships and was crowned English Champion in 4 different categories, Junior women’s K1 for 14 year olds and C1 at the aged 14,16 and 18 category.
The talented teenager said “ To gain promotion to the K1 and C1 premier divisions is a real bonus and will mean I will be competing against the best female paddlers in the UK and I will be pushed to the limit but I will be training hard both on and off the water over the summer holiday period in preparation for the next premier fixture in Nottingham in September. My parents are both delighted and an added bonus is that it will cut down on the enormous amount of travel in competing in 2 different divisions all over the United Kingdom.
For further information on Tees Active Sports Academy contact Allan McDermott on (01642)
528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk.