CANI Canoe Sprint Squads
In early 2014 a development squad was established within Canoe Sprint in Northern Ireland, in early 2015 a Talent ID squad was established to help further populate the Talent Pathway. Both squads attend weekly water based midweek training (summer months) and monthly one day weekend water based sessions (all year round). The sessions are held at Shaw’s Bridge and are coached by Ray Sweetlove and Matthew McKnight. During the winter month’s weekly indoor ergo training sessions are held in Belfast.
Throughout the year squad members attend a large number of domestic and international race events at locations throughout the UK and Ireland including the Irish National Championships at Lough Rinn,British National Championships in Nottingham and Scottish Sprint Championships in Strathclyde.
Currently there are eight squad members across all squads with head coach Ray Sweetlove profiling squad members on a number of broadly categorised characteristics in the following areas: Competition, Technical, Lifestyle, Mental and Physical.
Squad members 2015/16
Development Talent ID
Luke Fitzhenry Adam Aston
Craig Wilson Georgia Gallen
Zoe Thompson Chloe Lemon