Annual Report 2016
As 2016 comes to a close it is time to reflect on the year and look back at what we have archived and where we could have doe better. We have already published our competitive reports, but there is a lot more to the Club than just competitions.
Home of our Own
A permanent home for The Sharks in Hayes has taken a step closer as developers have submitted plans for the development of the area around Shackles Dock in Hayes. Savills are the developers and Rolfe Judd the architects.
Sharks Ranked Third in Wavehopper Series
Latest rankings provided by the Wild Water Racing Executive, indicate that The Sharks, despite only doing two Wavehopper Races are ranked third best in Great Britain.
Slalom Annual Report 2016
The Sharks are gradually building a large and successful slalom squad, we have a lit of work to do but now have the potential to build on the success of our paddlers.
Sharks celebrate another promotion as Read takes second
Uxbridge Gazette – November 2nd 2016 – THE Sharks, who train in Harefield, have ended the season with another promotion as James Read goes up to Men's National Division Two in Canoe Slalom in kayak singles.
Sprint Annual Report – 2016
In 2015, The Sharks invested heavily in Sprint to try and build this competitive discipline up in the club, the Club has continued this policy through 2016 with mixed results.
WWR – Annual Report 2016
The Wild Water Racing season runs from September to August and therefore last season has finished and we are into the new one and it is time to report how we have done.
Shepperton Slalom Results
The Sharks were in action at Shepperton at the weekend for the last slalom of the 2016 season, a division 2 and 3 double and finished the year is style with James Read being promoted to National Division 2 in Men's K1 on the Saturday.
Swiss star Smortit hoping to stay on a roll with Sharks
Hillingdon Gazette – 19th November 2016 - SWISS international wild water racing paddler Alistair Smortit made his debut for The Sharks, who train in Harefield, in the 3k men's kayak singles at Barrow-on-Soar on Saturday.
Barrow WWR Results – October 2016
The Sharks have made a great return to Wild Water Racing, having been missing from races for most of last season, a small team went to the Barrow-on-Soar race to kick-start our re-emergence in the discipline.
Battles Bridge Results
For the fourth consecutive year, The Sharks have sent a small team over to the Battles Bridge race in Essex, and for the fourth consecutive year we have brought back trophies.
Sport England Award for The Sharks
What can we say? Sport England have presented The Sharks with an award for being the best sports satellite club in London for our work at Osterley Park.
Combes wins promotion
Ealing Gazette – 16th September 2016 – Kayak talent Amelia Combes from Hanwell has won promotion to National Division Two in canoe singles in slalom after a great weekend.
Sharks Sprint at Holme Pierrepont
Shark paddlers racing at Holme Pierrepont, the home of the National Water Sports Centre on Nottingham, showed the Club has a great future in the discipline lead by specialist Sprint coach Beata Fabinska.
Future Olympic heroes join Sharks event
Hillingdon Gazette – 14th September 2016 – BUDDING future Olympians took to the same Harefield waters which were the proving ground for Team GB hero Richard Hounslow as The Sharks played host to a national canoe slalom league event.
Amelia promoted to Division 2 on C1 Slalom Congratulations to Amelia Combes who has been promoted to National Division 2 slalom in C1, making her our top ranked canoe singles paddler.
Harefield Slalom Results
The Sharks have hosted their third national ranking slalom, attracting over 150 starts over the two days, with Shark paddlers amongst the winners.
Sharks snap up Regatta third spot
Hillingdon Gazette Wednesday 17th August – HAREFIELD SHARKS took third place in the London Regional Canoe Regatta with some excellent personal results.
Bala 2016 Slalom Results
A small team of paddlers went to Bala slalom in North Wales on the River Tryweryn.
London Regatta Results
Eight Shark paddlers travelled over to the London Regatta Centre on Sunday to take part in the London Regional Regatta and they came third overall club in the competition, with some fantastic personal results.
Go Joel – Gunnery breaks London’s sprint dominance
WEST Drayton's Joel Gunnery broke the dominance of the big London sprint clubs after winning the 200m Kayak Junior Sprint at the London Youth Games for Hillingdon.
Young Shark gets his teeth into competitiors
Hillingdon Gazette - June 22nd 2016 - Harefield Sharks canoeist Khaleel Zianddin gave an inspired performance at his first National Division Three slalom in South Wales...
A Shark takes to the roads for charity – London to Brighton
Congratulations to Grant Underwood, who cycled in the London to Brighton cycling event to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. He managed the 54 miles is a time of three and a half hours, which is pretty good.
Poor weather and big water create challenges at Shepperton
This weekend The Sharks were at Shepperton, for one of the few local slaloms. The Division 3 and 4 event was on bigger water than usual for this event and proved a challenging race for young paddlers.
Adam Stewart gains fourth in his first sprint race as a senior at Marlow
Four Shark paddlers took part in the Sprint Regatta at Marlow: three of them for the first time.
Results from Cardington show the growing strength of the Shark team.
A team of Shark slalom paddlers took part in races at Cardington, Bedfordshire on Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th June 2016, showing the growing strength of The Shark team.
Harefield Sharks youngsters and Amelia Combes impress at event
Harefield based Sharks Canoe Club blooded more youngsters in the club's first appearance at an entry-level event of the year.
Joel Gunnery crowns Shark Success at London Youth Games
Lianna Nolan and Joel Gunnery represented the London Borough of Hillingdon in the London Youth Games on Saturday 4th June 2016. The Kayaking event took place at the London Regatta Centre, in what was the Royal Albert Dock.
Well done to Amelia and Khaleel on the River Teffi at Llandysul
Khaleel Zianddin was competing in his first National Division 3 slalom at Llandysul and put in good performances. Amelia had a top half finish on both days and is looking good for a high position in 2016.
Shark Promotions at the Kingsland Division 4 Slalom
Two more Shark paddlers have been promoted in slalom to National Division 3 in a day of paddling at an entry level (Division 4) event at Kingsland basin in North London.
Woodmill Wild Water Racing Reports
Well done Sue Templeton, not only for hosting the Woodmill WWR on behalf of The Sharks, but also getting some good coverage of the sport in local magazines and in Canoe Camper Magazine.
102 Not Out – A new Sharks participation record
In Sunday May 8th we had 102 participants at Osterley, bringing the total of paddlers we have had this year to over 250...
What have the Foxes got to do with The Sharks?
The Sharks would like to congratulate Leicester City and want their achievement to be an inspiration to us all. If rank outsiders like Leicester can win the Premiership then the only thing holding you back is you.
A warm welcome onboard to Gordon Walling
The Sharks have secured the services of Gordon Walling to coach our slalom paddlers at Harefield in a Monday evening. Gordon has competed for Great Britain in Canoe Slalom & Wild Water Racing at World Championship level.
Underwood takes ninth in Scottish contest
Great Britain hopeful Grant Underwood picked up a ninth place at the Scottish Open Wild Water racing Championships.
2016 Slalom Season gets under way at Shepperton
Amelia Combes and Grant Underwood have kicked off the 2016 slalom season for The Sharks at Shepperton Weir on 5th and 6th of March.
Ealing paddlers strike out at Scottish Open Wild Water Championships
EALING based paddlers struck out at the Scottish Open Wild Water Racing Championships at the weekend — and discovered just how tough wild water racing is.
Sharks take 7th place at Grandtully Wild Water Race
A small team of Shark paddlers travelled to Grandtully in the middle of Scotland to take part in the Scottish Open Wild Water racing championships and to take advantage of the chance to train with British Team coaches.