“We are delighted that canoeing will feature in Gemau Cymru this summer. Gemau Cymru is an excellent event for young athletes to showcase their talent, and the games will provide a much needed legacy programme in support of the London 2012 Games. Canoe Wales looks forward to a successful programme and to continue working with the Urdd and the many partners who have worked hard to make this event a reality”.
Canoeing Selection Process
Sprint competitors will be nominated following the Regional Regatta events , in addition, members of the Welsh Racing squad will be invited (dates TBC).
Slalom Competitors will be invited from the UK National Ranking System, those who are currently receiving Welsh Education (dates TBC)
Canoeing competition programme;
2pm Officials briefing
2:30 - 3pm Registration
16:00 - Rounds K1 U14
16:10 - Rounds K2 U14
16:20 - Rounds K1 U18
16:30 - Rounds K2 U18
16:40 - K2 Finals U14 & U18
16:50 - Finals U14 K1
17:00 - Finals U18 K1
18:00 – Slalom 1st Runs
19:15 – Slalom 2nd Runs
20:00 – Team finals
2014 Canoeign Ambassador; Elliot Goddard
My name is Elliot Goddard. I am nearly 15 and am studying GCSEs at Lewis School, Pengam.
I love kayaking. I play Canoe Polo, playboat, river run, Sprint and Slalom.
I train 3 times a week in slalom with my club Seren Dwr at Cardiff International White Water Centre and the Welsh Squad at CIWW, Bala, Llandysul and Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham. I am in Division 1 and represent Wales in the Pan Celtic.
I also train on a Monday with Aberfan Canoe Club for Canoe Polo.
I have recently taken part in a sprint regatta in Nottingham.
I have taken part in Gemau Cymru for the past 3 years in Sprint and Slalom and look forward to competing again this year.
It is an honour to be an ambassador for the sport I love and I look forward to sharing my sport with others. Best of luck to all Gemau Cymru competitors.
Location: Cardiff International White Water Centre
Please use the International Sports Village Car Park.
A BBQ will be available to competitors and supporters.