SHARKS CANOEIST’S LANDMARK
Canoeist reaches new heights in slalom for Harefield club
GRANT Underwood has become the first member of Harefield Sharks Canoe Club to reach National Division One in slalom.
Underwood achieved the feat after gaining a second place finish in the Tynedale race in Wark, Northumberland, and is the first paddler to make the cut this year.
He was just 0.2 seconds off first place at the event and follows exceptional performances from the canoeist at Matlock and Shepperton earlier this term.
Coach Neal Underwood says the club, which holds sessions across west London in Harefield, Southall and Uxbridge, is looking to make a big impression in 2015.
He said: “We are keen to develop their slalom team and have access to a permanent site at Harefield as well as ideal teaching facilities in the outdoor pool at Hillingdon Leisure Centre.
“The Sharks are aiming to build the greatest canoe club in the country and want as many people as possible to be part of it. Sessions are fun and the club is open to people of all ages.
“The club provide all the kit you require, you do not need any experience, just a wish to have fun. We enter competitions in Slalom, Sprint, marathon and Wild Water Racing.”
For more information about The Sharks, visit www.thesharks. org.uk, email canoeing@ thesharks.org.uk or call Neal Underwood on 07952 77 0241.
Adam Stewart, Amelia Combes and National Division One star Underwood will be flying the flag for Sharks at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, this weekend in a spring regatta.