Canoe Sprint

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

Jordan Calder

Darragh Murphy

GB Canoeing athlete Jonny Young in action at the World Championships

GB Canoeing athlete Jonny Young in action at the World Championship