Grace Black has Olympic ambitions, she races Canoe Slalom. At aged 15 she has been promoted to the Premier division following a weekend of racing at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham. This means she now competes in the same division as Olympic and World Cup athletes. The Jack Bloor Fund helped her to compete in two races, in Prague and Bratislava.
Firstly I would like to thank you for the funding you so kindly granted to Grace for her trip to the ICF and Junior European cup races in Prague and Bratislava. Please find below a report and photos of her in action during the training and races.
Grace has her own Facebook page and she has shared and promoted your page on Grace Black Canoe Slalom Athlete.
I had a great time training and racing in Prague and Bratislava in the ICF and ECA races. I received some good training from the GB coaches Aaron, Matt and Alice and enjoyed every minute of the two weeks. I didn’t get the results I would have liked but gained valuable experience from competing in my first ICF races. As a result of taking part I now feel I am better equipped to take on these more difficult races and achieve better results in the future and move up through the international rankings.