Belfast Kayak Academy were awarded Club of the Year 2017-18. This award epitomises the hard work behind the scenes from staff, parents and paddlers. Belfast Kayak Academy have over well over 100 kids in the water each week as the result of hard work and a lot of determination stemming from the founder Pete Boyle. There are a significant number of young talented paddlers coming up through the club. Zeke Wilson has been nominated for Young Athlete of the year by Canoe Ireland, having recently competed in the Chinese Super League. Daragh McConvey is heading to Spain to compete in the Freestyle Canoe events while Patrick Buchanan has picked up the CANI award for young coach of the year. We look forward to seeing Belfast Kayak Academy continuing to develop throughout 2019.