2012 ICF Paracanoeist World Championships
Poznan Poland 16-17 May 2012
Scott Martlew a young paracanoeist has continued to make huge improvements in his kayaking recently winning the K1 200m, K1 500m and K1 1000m at the 2012 Oceania Canoe Sprint Continental Championships.
It is with pleasure that the Board of Canoe Racing NZ continue to support Scott Martlew in his quest for success and his next campaign to the 2012 ICF Paracanoe World Championships to be held in Poznan Poland 16-17 May 2012.
Scott is coached by Leigh Barker a well-known member of our kayak community and a recent recipient of a Service Award for contribution to the sport of kayaking.
It is with pleasure that I announce that Leigh Barker has been appointed to the position of Paracanoe Programme/Leader /Coach for 2012.
The Paracanoe Programme Leader/Coach under the direction of the Canoe Racing NZ High Performance Programme will plan, monitor and evaluate the Paracanoe programme and campaigns. He will also provide hands on coaching and athlete support.
Leigh has been involved in kayak racing for nearly 20 years as an elite athlete and a coach. In addition to coaching paracanoe Leigh has recently coached the Junior World Championships team and the Junior Oceania Team with excellent results.
I am sure you will all join me in congratulating Leigh on his appointment.
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