"Slalom Canoeing - The Olympic Dream"
A talk / presentation by Dr Hugh Mantle OBE (GB Coach & Psychologist)
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Monday 12th December 2011 (7:45pm for 8:00pm)
at the Conference Suite - Liverpool Marina Click for directions and map....
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Hugh Mantel is a retired lecturer in psychology at the John Moores University in Liverpool and an Olympic slalom coach. He helped Richard Fox to a canoeing gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and has helped many of our paddlers ever since. Hugh has received over 10 special awards and honours for his work including his O.B.E presented by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 1994. He is a compelling speaker and will talk about the development of Slalom Canoeing in the UK, our athletes and the new white water course in London.

“Any audience listening to Hugh Mantle will find him compelling."
Colin Montgomerie

Presentation outline

1. A tiny bit about me
- why am I here
- background & experience (eg involved with 5 Olympic Games plus many other professional sports)

2. About Slalom Canoeing

- development of sport
- development of white water courses
- change of rules...effects
- change of boat design...effects
- full time athletes & coaches in the sport...what does this mean?
- so how successful is GB
- stories and insights!

3.The wonder of London 2012
- how important is this?
- the course
- training and the GB set up
- course specific...home advantage
- bringing it all together
- so how will we do?!