“We are delighted to be sharing the fantastic news that Emma has been offered a place on the British Canoeing World Class Programme 2019.
It has been an incredible year for Emma competing in both Marathon and Sprint canoeing in her final year as a junior kayaker. The support from the Rob George Foundation has been invaluable by giving Emma every opportunity to reach this goal. RGF supported Emma to go out to Portugal for a training camp in the February half term, where she worked exceptionally hard with British Canoeing coaches to prepare for forthcoming international competitions in Europe. The preparation and hard work paid off as during Emma’s first international regatta in May 2018, she won 4 gold medals and was placed 3rd best athlete on the medal table from 250 European competitors.
Emma attended both European and World Championships for Sprint and Marathon Canoeing this year. In the 500m K1 distance, she was silver medalist in the junior European Sprint Championships and bronze medalist in the junior World Sprint Championships. In Croatia, Emma won the junior European Canoe Marathon Championship title. RGF again supported Emma for the World Canoe Marathon Championships, where she gained a double place on the podium with bronze medals in K1 (single) and K2 (doubles).
Our heartfelt thanks go to the RGF for believing in, and supporting Emma, leading to this amazing opportunity to join the British Canoeing World Class Programme.”