A relatively young team to compete in this category the Lee Valley Devils have undertaken a steady training programme since being introduced to the sport in 2016 when they attended a Rafting Taster Course run by their paddlesports club.
They came together at the British Canoe Open in 2016 to raft in their first “competition format” race. They were hooked! With mixed paddling abilities they have worked together to form competitive team and to earn their GB1 status.
With their GB status they aim to compete in a European competition and the World Championships in Japan in October 2017. These will be their first international competitions and are training hard to ensure they are competitive again the other nations who will be there.
Coach: Phil Pidgeon
Affiliated club: Lee Valley Paddlesports Club
Main training venue: Lee Valley White Water Centre
Follow the team on Facebook: @GBYouthRafting
Past rankings: None (yet!)