Tiger’s duo aim to prove they are World Class
Two members of Tees Tigers and Tees Active Sports Academy will be pitting their skills against the best Junior Slalom paddlers in the world.
Jake Brown aged 17 and Daisy Cooil aged 16 have been competing against the best paddlers in the United Kingdom over the past two weekends and 4 races at Holme Pierrepoint White Water course in Nottingham and Lee Valley White water centre.
The top three paddlers from each category were selected to represent Great Britain at the World Championships in Ivrea, Italy in July and they will also compete at the European Championships in Bratislava in Slovakia in August.
Jake will be competing in the K1 category and Daisy will be competing in the C1 category. Talented teenager Jake said “ I am delighted to have a place on the Great Britain team for the World Championships, the competition for places was really tough but fortunately I put together a consistent series of runs which has made all the hard work during the winter worthwhile.”
A delighted Daisy added “Competition for places has been fierce so I am really excited and honoured to be representing Great Britain, so after a few days rest it will be straight back to training as Jake anfd myself will be competing against some really talented paddlers.”
For further information on Tees Active Sports Academy contact Allan McDermott on (01642) 528772
Notes to reporters / editors / photographers
Tees Active began operating on May 1st 2004, employs around 370 staff and is a non-profit-distributing organisation. Billingham Forum, Splash, Thornaby Pavilion, Thornaby Pool and Teesside White Water Course are supported by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and managed by Tees Active. The venues welcome in excess of 1.7 million visits per annum.
For more details contact:
Sports Academy Manager
Tel: (01642) 528 772
Mob: 07795 390786
Fax: (01642) 528 541