We value the hard work of those who contribute to Paddlesports in Scotland and to recognise these people and their time, effort enthusiasm for the sport we have established a number of annual awards to recognise individuals' dedication. We have just hosted our 2018 Recognition Award Celebrations at the National Sports Training Centre Inverclyde where we announced the deserving winners.
Youth Coach of the Year
The award is for a volunteer coach that dedicates much of their time to the development of junior paddlers.
The recipient of the Youth Coach of the Year is Tomas Duarte. He is great at building rapport with the kids, and supporting them on their paddlesports journey. He is also developing paddlers in a number of disciplines which requires him to be very organise with his training sessions.