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Nominations for our 2021 “Paddler of the Year” Awards are now requested

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Nominations for our 2021 Awards are now requested
– If you would like to nominate a fellow paddler please send an email to: with a brief (no more than 60 words) summary of why they are being nominated and ideally a A picture containing indoorDescription automatically generated photo of them. (Please include any video or other material you may have.)

Winners of our three Club “Paddler of the year” Awards will be presented at our Virtual Awards Evening and AGM on Monday 18th October 2021

Nominations close on 13th September and you will then be able to cast your votes to find the winners.

During August/ September we will be taking nominations from club members for:

  • 2021 Nominations for Paddler of the year (club member who has either made the most progress or achievement in paddle sport over the year)
  • 2021 Nominations for Young Paddler of the year (Under 18 club member who has made either the most progress or achievement in paddle sport over the year)
  • 2021 Nominations for Volunteer of the year (Club member who has given their services to help the club over the year)

Historical Record

2020 Paddler of the Year2020 Junior of the Year2020 Volunteer of the Year
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Victor LeatherElla ClewsJulie Brooks
From a spluttering begoggled mess on the Sunday paddle, breaking his neck to get upright at the end of a paddle float, Vic has blossomed to my knowledge into a surfing veteran of a stormy Saturday morning at Crosby to an intrepid kayaker in the Scottish Isles, with a fish that he allegedly caught himself with a length of string and a bent pin. Amazing progress in such a short time!Ella is a regular and active participant in the Junior club and plays in the Junior Polo team. Despite having little river experience, Ella paddled grade 3 rivers in the Alps this year with ease, complaining to Keith at one point that ‘it was too easy’ before he relented and let her, and Ellie Gavin paddle the Rabioux Wave on the Durance. Since returning from the alps Ella has been nominated as one of the Junior sessions leaders and has started attending the Club Polo training sessions with real grit and enthusiasm.We would like to for nominate Julie Brooks as volunteer of the year. She ran the Sunday Paddling sessions every week regardless of the weather, right through winter, then after lockdown, she ran sessions three or four times a week to give as many people as possible an opportunity to paddle including numerous sessions for new members. The club need more volunteers like her.
Nominees: Dorin Wang, Martin SinnottNominees: Aleksander Ford, Reece Marsden, Charlie MurphyNominees: Derek Connolly, Adya Misra, Roger Coleman, Martin Sinnott. John Cooke