Friday 24 January 2014

National Schools Kayaking Championships

Once again a large contingent of paddlers competed at the National Schools’ Kayaking Championships. The team was able to retain the Overall Championship Trophies as well as the Boys Team Trophy and Tristan Carter won the Junior Boys Overall Championships Trophy. Although the girls’ trophy was not retained this year the girls put in a fantastic effort and can be proud of their achievements.
,, Everyone in the team won at least one medal with most of them winning multiple medals. These outstanding results are testament to the hard work and dedication of the students and staff involved in Ivanhoe’s kayaking program.


Many of the paddlers pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone tackling some big grade 3 water and the team can be proud of the way they represented the School. Many thanks go to the dedicated efforts of David Gibbs, Peter Hogg and Pippa Lidgett who not only put in many hours during the week of the championship but also worked tirelessly all year developing the paddling skills of this talented kayaking team.