Young Leasiders meet GB Olympians

Posted on 20 November 2012

On Saturday 10th November 7 young Leasiders went to West Reservoir for a day of sprint and slalom racing and a chance to meet Team GB Olympians Lizzie Neave and Gold Medallist Etienne Stott.

It turned out to be a really successful day for the Leaside paddlers who won most of the events!

Maia was able to paddle and get some tips from Etienne and even got to use the kayak that Lizzie used in the Olympics.

Lizzie tweeted after the event “Great afternoon with West Reservoir and Leaside who are doing a great job getting kids in boats. Some talent to look out for in the future.”

Well done to all those who took part and many thanks to Darrell for taking the young Leasiders along.

Maia,12, with Olympian Etienne Stott