I was very honoured to receive the Foundation Award at the World Paddle Awards event in Silkeborg yesterday, especially given the other nominees in my category.
There are so many people that have helped and supported me throughout my career – to you all a massive Thanks. Without the incredible support of my wife, family and friends, non of this would be possible – or have the same meaning. To all the people that voted for me, both public and academy, many thanks. A big shout out to the University of Lincoln, School of Sport and Exercise Science, for supporting me and helping me develop a deeper understanding of the scientific method as applied to sport – which has proved invaluable to my coaching. And also a special mention to Andrew ‘Jacko’ Jackson. We have worked together on many projects over the years and pushed each other to better ourselves. It’t been an awesome journey.
A massive thanks to Rob Van Bommel (President of World Paddle Awards) for such a stunning night, Ivan Lawler (President of British Canoeing) for hosting the event, and Richard Fox (one of my childhood idols) for being on the same table 🙂
Highlights of the World Paddle Awards in Silkeborg, Denmark…
Production by Sergey Medvedev, Canoe Sport.