The RDT have awarded grants to two young Penrith Polo Athletes, Katie Farley and Caitlin Fox, who will be representing Great Britain this year. Mike Sunderland the RDT Chairman commented: " Hopefully this contribution from the RDT can help these players who put so much personally and financially both into their own playing and to the sport locally and wider afield to be able to compete at this level. We congratulate them on their current success and wish them well for a great season representing their clubs and country."
It has taken a bit of putting together - but hopefully this will help us communicate better with anyone interested in paddlesport in Cumbria. We hope so!
We've delayed the release of the site until we had the major calendars of events for 2018, the reason being that we have gone completely electronic and all event bookings are now done on the website! We didn't want two systems running in parallel....
The content is a little short in places as we continue to populate the site; we're relying on you out there to push us any contnet and we will be adding a lot of detail in the "Paddling in Cumbria " section which will require a lot of time and effort to compile - please bear with us!
If you have any comments, suggestions and especially if you have content that we can add - please let us know.
Looking forward to paddling rather than coding in the next few months!
Alan Ashby - Webmaster
Penrith women’s team got off to a great start at their first league tournament of the season on Sat 14th Jan. The team of five worked tirelessly together through four games against teams from Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster Red Rose and Sheffield Hallam. With the first game against Lancaster Red Rose, Lucy Mather quickly scored two goals in the first few minutes, with the assistance and support of Caitlin Fox. With Lancaster making a quick comeback the team refocused and Hilary Clarke scored two further goals to finish their first match 4-2. With this brilliant start behind them, the team progressed to an 8-1 victory over Sheffield Hallam, goals scored by every member of the team: Lucy Mather (3); Hilary Clarke (2); Clare Farley (1); Jenny Mather (1); Caitlin Fox (1). The third game proved a more challenging match against Liverpool Ladies, with a very close final few minutes resulting in a 3-4 loss for the Penrith team. They brought it back, however, with a 4-2 victory over Manchester Ladies, which ended a well fought tournament to start their league for this year.
The team trains every Monday with Penrith Canoe Club, who provide development opportunities for all levels of paddling ability and are becoming more popular with each session, especially amongst younger paddlers.
Photo Left to right: Jenny Mather; Hilary Clarke; Caitlin Fox; Clare Farley; Lucy Mather.