Zac Heads Down Under
Tees Tiger and Tees Active Sports Academy member Zac Allin has gained a place on the Great Britain Under Team to compete at the World and European Slalom Championships.
Zac gained selection after competing at three selection events at Grand Tully in Scotland, Holme Pierrepoint in Nottingham and he sealed his spot on the 2012 Olympic course at Lee Valley.
Zac’s reward is a trip to Penrith, Australia which is situated just outside Sydney and was the venue for 2000 Sydney Olympics Slalom competition and will now will be the venue for the World Junior Championships which will take place on the 26th and 27th April.
Zac, later this summer will be heading to Skopje in Macedonia which will be the host city for the European Junior Slalom Championships. Another indication of Tees Tiger increasing reputation in the Kayaking world is that fellow Tigers and Tees Active Sports Academy member Calum Cresser is on the reserve list for this event.
Tigers Coach, Darren Cresser said “This is the second consecutive year that Zac has been selected for the Junior World Championships which highlights the consistent high standard of paddling he is producing. Paddling in Australia will be a fantastic experience for Zac and the rest of the GB team. The fact that Calum after some great runs at Tully and Holme Pierrepoint has made the reserve list for the Europeans shows the level of talent with have at the club at this moment in time.”
For further information on Tees Active Sport Academy contact Allan McDermott on (01642) 528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk