Athelete Ubayday, made his competitive debut in slalom at Shepperton in July 2022, coming fifth and second J12. Ubayday is paddling with us through our partnership with Canalside Activity Centre.
Jaafar El Haddad
Athlete Junior 12, Jaafar made is debut at Shepperton Slalom in July 2022, coming third and first J12, looking very confident on the white water
Athlete Our newest promoted slalom paddler, gaining promotion to National Division 3 on his debut event at Shepperton.
Athlete Jasmin is our latest ranked paddler in slalom canoeing, winning Orton Mere Slalom by a staggering 129 seconds, a result which would have given her second place in Division 3.
Athlete Fleur picked up her first medal in slalom canoeing at Orton Mere, where she came third, enjoying her first race on moving water.
Athlete Joe has kicked off his 2022 season with a 15th place finish at Langham Farm in May.
Teacher Alex is still a current paddler in Slalom Division 1 K1 Men and also paddles C1, he has joined our teaching team, to help bring on the next generation of paddlers.
Athlete Our most recent addition to our competitive team, Lilian Moore, completes the whole set for the Moore family, making her debut in Ladies’ K1 Slalom Division 4 at Langham Farm, coming 5th over all and third J12.
Another of our older generation of paddlers, who races with the Itchen Valley Shark contingent.
Athlete Richard Davis has a long history of racing in the UK and beyond, now in his eighties (yes he is over 80, so no excuses anybody else), he is still competing in National Division 3 Slalom.
Athlete and Race Organiser A paddler with a lot of experience now in Division 3 slalom, races Wild Water and Marathon, and organises our Southern Serries Wild Water Races, based in Hampshire.
Athlete Aditya is one of two promotions Shark paddlers achieved at Langham Farm, coming third in the Men’s Division 4 Slalom and earning him a well deserved place in National Division 3.
Athlete Tasmeen is our latest paddler to get promoted and she did it in style by winning Langham Farm slalom by 6 seconds, so now ready to race Division 3 Ladies K1.
Athlete One of our Marathon racing team, based at Southall, Nicole started through our partnership with Featherstone Primary School. Most recently she was a finalist in the Sprint event at the London Youth Games.
Athlete Victoria became our youngest Shark competitor when she raced in canoe Doubles with her dad and Slalom Coach, Rick Moore at the Nene in April 2022.
Athlete Back in action after the Pandemic at Langham Farm Mel has 232 points in National Division 3 Ladies’ K1.
Athlete Now in his second season with The Sharks David is ranked in Division 3 Men’s K1 Slalom. One of the first paddlers to race in 2022, Davis did his first Division 3 Slalom at Stone in March, coming 31st.
Athlete and Slalom Coach at Harefield Rick leads our Slalom Team based at Harefield, he is a very experienced paddler and still competes, racing Veteran K1 Men’s Slalom and is the 2021 runner up in Britain’s Veterans rankings.
Athlete Ally is current;y our top ranked female Wild Water Racing Paddler, she was ranked 17th in 2018/19. the last full season of racing, in past she has been a member of the GB Wild Water Racing Team.
Teacher, Coach, Athlete Aaron has qualifications in various sports, he teaches and coaches canoeing for us at all of our sites, but mainly concentrates on Slalom. Aaron is also a strength and fitness coach, so if you want to improve your performance in any area of sport, Aaron is the person to talk to.
Bankside Assistant Reene works for us at Osterley, working both Bankside and on the, she is also a very talented paddler, who we hope will start coaching for us.
Bankside Support Jason is one of our team leaders at Osterley on the bank, although he does paddle occasionally get on the water.
Athlete Jacob is one of our top ranking paddlers in Men’s Division 2 K1, in Slalom canoeing, he also occasionally helps out with teaching and supporting young paddlers. He ended 2021 in 83rd position
Athlete Gavriel is ranked in Division 3 Slalom, having been promoted at Harefield in August 2018, but has only just done his first ever Division 3 Slalom at The Sharks @ Shepperton Slalom in May 2021. Ranked 121st in 2021
Athlete James has been our top ranked slalom paddler for a number of years. He paddles Division 2 Men’s K1 and at the end of 2021 was ranked 42nd, and Division 3 Men’s C1.
Wild Water Racing Coach, sometimes paddler Neal is our lead Wild Water Racing Coach, although he also coaches Marathon and Sprint. Like most of our coaches, Neal has a background in competitive canoeing and occasionally does still race.
Athlete Khaleel is currently our top ranked Slalom paddler racing Men’s K1 in National Division 2. He has also raced Wild Water and in 2019/19, the last full season he was ranked 91st in the UK. He has represented Harrow in the London Youth Games.
Athlete and Assistant Teacher Making her competitive debut at the London Youth Games, representing the London Borough of Brent.
Athlete J16, Dylan West only took up canoe sport this Summer after visiting Osterley Park with his father Jim West both enjoyed it so much the joined in our regular sessions.
Athlete Kurt is one of a batch of paddlers who made his competitive debut at Harefield, with a fourth place finish on Saturday and a fifth place on Sunday.
Athlete John was promoted at his first ever slalom, Harefield October 2021, with a second place finish in the Sunday event, completing a trio of promotions for The Sharks in one weekend. Jon is now ranked in National Division 3 Men’s K1 Slalom.
Athlete One of our 2021 recruits, Matteo has joined or Slalom team and raced his first event at Cardington in September 2021, as a Junior 14 paddler.
Athlete One of our youngest athletes, Adam made is debut for the London Borough of Harrow in the 2021 London Youth Games and was one of the youngest in the event, so an 8th place finish was quite somethin.
Athlete Eesa, made his competitive debut the London Borough of Harrow in the 2021 London Youth Games, racing in the age group above his own. He has been paddling at NW10, but like so many of our paddlers, his progress has been slowed by the Pandemic.
Athlete Making his debut at the Royal Marathon, Leon is one of The Sharks youngest team member and started off in style with a 4th place finish.
Athlete Junior 12 paddler Aron racing in his first ever event at Shepperton in May 2021
Athlete Made her winning debut at Stone Slalom in Ladies division 4 K1, the week before the season was suspended because Covid-19, hopes are high for when competition resumes.