Junior kayakers from Norwich Canoe Club heading for race in Belgium

Norwich Canoe Club junior members (from left) Matthew Hayward, Florence Duffiald and Harry Shearer w

Norwich Canoe Club junior members (from left) Matthew Hayward, Florence Duffiald and Harry Shearer with Eastern Region GB coach Dyson Pendle (right) and GB Club Competition coach Tim Scott (left). Not pictured is Norwich School coach Ian Hayward. - Credit: Submitted

Three junior kayakers from Norwich Canoe Club have been selected to race for Great Britain at an international race in Belgium next weekend.

Florence Duffield, aged 14, and Matthew Hayward and Harry Shearer, both 16, will be travelling over to Ghent to race against many top European junior athletes.

They will compete in a marathon kayak race over 18 kilometres as part of a GB junior development squad that seeks to identify future stars.

The three athletes earned their places through their performances at races all over the country during the spring.

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