This year British Canoeing have teamed up with the Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) and Canoe Wales to choose ten inspirational women from the world of paddlesport. The #ShePaddles Ambassadors will be pivotal in promoting paddling and encouraging more women and girls to get on the water.
Hannah Wicks has been chosen as an Ambassador this year, she has been paddling all her life in some form, whether that was being towed along by her Dad whilst aged just 5 years old, or more recently completing her canoe leader award and really cannot wait to use this opportunity to share.
Hannah wants to showcase the fact that canoeing is a fantastic and dynamic discipline where everyone can belong, contribute and thrive, especially young females like herself. Her hope is for British Canoeing courses to get to the stage that a female paddler would do a course and wouldn’t expect to be the only female attending.
Last year’s ambassadors have done a wonderful job of promoting all types and levels of paddling and encouraging more women and girls to get on the water. We know that this year’s ten will do an equally great job and we can’t wait to share their stories with you.
– Cadi Lambert – British Canoeing