Zac Paddles to Podium Place
The best paddlers in the country descended on Tees Barrage International White Water Centre to compete at the penultimate round of the slalom premier league competition.
There was a strong contingent of young talented paddlers from Tees Tigers who are also members of Tees Active Sports Academy who demonstrated they could compete against the top paddlers in the United Kingdom.
Zac Allin had a tremendous day and managed to finish in 3rd position in the K1 category and 5th position in the C! Category. Fourteen year old Daisy Cooil had her highest ever Premier league finish in the C1 category coming in fourth and finished 8th in the K1 class with team mate Beth Kelly finishing 14th.
There were other notable performances with Ben Teasdale finishing 16th in the K1 class whilst all the Division 1 paddlers from the Tigers took the opportunity to paddle up and equipped themselves well whilst gaining valuable experience in a tough competitive environment.
The Premier league paddlers now turn their sights to the last race of the season at the Olympic venue at Lee Valley in two weeks’ time
For further information on Tees Active Sports Academy contact Academy Manager Allan McDermott on (01642) 538772