A big thank-you to all that came to the AGM at Nottingham’s Holme Pierrepont. We had a good turnout, and a positive meeting, we feel our sport has made a step forwards this year. We’ve had more participants than ever, with some new athletes, seniors and juniors joining us and producing some excellent results. We welcome some new blood on the committee, Mat Stephenson and Alison Deykin, with Steve Hook also continuing his GB Managers role. We look forwards to moving our sport into 2012 … I feel sure we will all be very motivated by the excitement of the Olympics!
Steve Hook organised the training weekend, and gave us some excellent kayak coaching on and off the water. We used the lake at H.P. and also the River Trent, plus 2 excellent Kayak Pro Ergo paddle machines, these enabled us to break our stroke down and hopefully start to improve the way we paddle! We all found it extremely useful. To top it all we had beautiful sunshine and blue skies too!
Up and coming Tom Stead, from ‘NiceTri’ St Neots, really enjoyed himself, and he will certainly be one to watch next season, when he starts paddling well … we’ll never be able to catch him!
We hope to have more of these training weekends before the start of the 2012 season. They are open to BQA Members, so keep posted for future dates. New membership forms are on the web site for the coming year, if you join now you will be covered until Dec 2012.
Thank-you to all 2011 BQA Members, and we hope you continue to support us in 2012.