Daisy Cooil a member of Tees Tigers and Tees Active Sports Academy definitely celebrated her fourteenth birthday in style as she became the youngest person in the country to gain promotion to the prestigious premier league of female kayaking.
Daisy was competing at the Division 1 competition at Grandtully in Scotland and was promoted after winning her first K1 race on Saturday beating her nearest rival by 8.04 seconds. She followed this on Sunday by again winning the K1 race by 2.17 seconds. Daisy was definitely in top form as she won the C1 race by a clear 9.5seconds.
Daisy’s rise to the ranks of the premier female paddlers has been phenomenal especially as she only turned 14 in the week of the Grantully competition.
A delighted but very modest Daisy said “The wins in Grandtully and the subsequent promotion to the Premier league have got my season off to the best possible start. Although I am under no illusions that this is a big step up but it is a challenge I am really looking forward to. I will be even more determined to work hard in training on the water and in the gym so I can continue to develop as a paddler.”
Daisy’s first paddle in the premier league will be at Holme Pierre Point in Nottingham next month where she will be pitting her skills against the best female paddlers in the country.
For further information on Tees Active Sports Academy contact Allan McDermott on (01642)
528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk.