U18s GB Dragonboat Paddlers Need You!

by U18s GB Dragonboat paddlers in Eynesbury, England, United Kingdom

U18s GB Dragonboat Paddlers Need You!

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by June 17th 2019 at 4:37pm

Currently there is no funding available to assist our Under 18s Dragonboat team to Thailand to represent team GB in the World Championships

by U18s GB Dragonboat paddlers in Eynesbury, England, United Kingdom

About our young people...

George Armiger, and three of his team mates, have recently been selected to represent U18s Great Britain at the forthcoming 14th IDBF World Dragon Boat Championships in Pattaya, Thailand : About Dragonboat

George (17), Thomas Evans (16), Lewis Newark (17) and Ellie Mobbs (16) all train with the Cambridgeshire Royals dragon boat team. This year, the team GB coaches have selected only the top 13 U18s paddlers in the country so we are very proud of them.

Last year, Lewis, Ellie and Thomas competed in Germany in the European championships in Brandenburg, Germany, and came home with seven bronze medals between them. 

Unfortunately, George was not successful in being selected for GB team last year but, in spite of this and his disappointment, he still travelled to Germany to support his friends. He has trained incredibly hard since last August and, this year, has earned his place in the GB team. You will often see these four out together on the river Great Ouse in St. Neots, supporting each other in their training so that they may all achieve their dream of winning gold this summer.

Why we need you...

There is no funding available to assist these young sports people and they must find the money themselves to pay for getting to the training sessions which are often hundreds of miles away, as well as the cost of travelling to the World Championships in Thailand, accommodation and food.  We have calculated this will cost around £2500 per paddler.

Finally, a thank-you...

Any financial help you would be able to give them would be wonderful. We are very proud of what they are achieving and to be able to represent their country is an absolute honour. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Let's make 'U18s GB Dragonboat Paddlers Need You!' happen

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