Tigers Tame the Thames
Tees Tigers Canoeing Club started the 2014 slalom season in style as their juniors showed the rest of the field how it should be done by winning three of the four K1 category races.
The first Division 1 event of the season was held at Shepperton on the River Thames and it was definitely worth the long trip down from Teesside as in the first race on Saturday as Tees Active Sports Academy members Daisy Cooil finishing 4th, just pipping .team mate Erin Turner who finished 5th Not to be outdone Tiger and fellow Tees Active Sports Academy member Ben Teasdale finished 7th in the men’s race.
On day 2 of the meet Erin Turner took the honours by finishing 7th and Daisy finishing in 10th place, Ben continued his good form coming in 10th.
The Tigers season have started the season well with Tees Active Sports Academy member Zac Allin being selected for the Great Britain Junior team to compete at the World Championships and fellow Academy member Calum Cresser being selected for the reserve list for the World Championships
The Tigers who are based at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre and coached by Darren Cresser have been taking advantage of the refurbished course at the barrage and Darren said” The results at the weekend is reward for all the hard work our paddlers have been putting in over the winter both on the water and in the gym. We have a young and talented squad in the club and hopefully we can prove ourselves throughout the season.”
For further information on Tees Active Sports Academy contact Allan McDermott on (01642) 528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk