Cooil Crowned Champion
Tees Barrage International White Water Centre was the venue for the Premier League, Division 1 races and the British Junior Championships in the UK Slalom Kayaking series last weekend.Home club Tees Tigers were well represented and their young paddlers showed they are force to be reckoned with as Tiger and Tees Active Sports Academy member Daisy Cooil had a sensational weekend finishing third in the Division 1 race and becoming British Junior Champion in the K1 13 years age category, and British Junior Champion at the 13, 14 and 15 age category in the C1.
Her fellow Tiger and Tees Active Sports Academy member Zac Allin finished 6th in the Premier division race but become British Junior Champion in the 16 year old age group at K1 and finishing second in the C1 British Junior Championship.
A delighted Daisy said “I am delighted with how things went at the weekend, this is the start of a really busy period of the season and the next 6 weeks is full of races and training so fingers crossed I hope I can continue with confidence into the upcoming races but I know the competition is going to be really tough.”
Darren Cresser, Tees Tigers coach said “ We have a really talented squad of paddlers who are all performing well and is reward for the hard work they putting in on and off the water.”
For further information on Tees Active Sport Academy contact Allan McDermott on (01642) 528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk