Round 1

We finished round 1 at the top of our group.

Game results

Australia – won 17-0

Denmark – won 7-0

France – won 6-5

We go into a group of 6 for the next stage. Top 2 from that group go into semi finals.

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Niagara Falls

Before we left for Canada we decided to organise a trip to Niagara Falls for the day to help us all get over jet lag and acclimatise to the Canadian weather (currently cooler than recent U.K. Temperatures!)

(Picture credit to Ginny)

Fun was had by all. We went on the Hornblower boat trip on the river. Rocking our stylish ponchos we posed for photos.

We got very wet but had a lot of fun.

Ali, Bethan and Deano also went on the “Journey Behind the Falls” to further add to the shoe soaking.

We had a fabulous trip and are now ready for focus on the Championships. 🇬🇧💪🏻🇨🇦

Welland Preparations

We travelled out to Canada on Friday 27th. After a long flight we all met at Toronto airport and were transported to our accommodation.

We are staying at Niagara College in Welland. Breakfast and evening meals are being served in the cafeteria.

On Saturday we went on our preplanned trip to see Niagara Falls (see post) to help us acclimatise and get over any jet lag.

Sunday we had scrutineering in the afternoon. We spent to morning prepping the kit which had been in a shopping container since the end of June.

We passed with flying colours and then went on to the water to have our first scheduled training session on the warm up pitches and main pitches.

Sunday evening was spent outside on the college campus catching up with the rest of the GB squad and having a bit of fun with a soccer and American football.

We had another training session on Monday, the pitches are still under construction.

Monday evening the opening ceremony was held at Welland Amphitheatre.

2018 update

2018 has been a successful season so far. We have attended both ECA cups and finished on the podium at both.

ECA Cup I Milan

3rd

We lost to Germany in the semi final and beat Italy in the 3rd/4th match.

ECA Cup II – Mechelen

1st

We played well in the group stages and went into the second round. We drew against France and beat Italy.

In the final we beat Germany 2-0.

The team selections have been confirmed. The squad flies to Canada on 27th July.

Our first games are confirmed as:

Wednesday 1st 9am Australia

Thursday 2nd 12:05 Denmark

17:20 France

Live stream should be available and we will post up the link.

Thank you to all our supporters and sponsors. We will be updating the blog with daily scores and progress throughout the Championships.

GB Senior Women 2018

2018 starts here

Squads met in November and December 2017 at Hatfield for baseline fitness and skills testing.

The 4 squads are meeting separately in order to use local pools. The women were once again in Derby and Nottingham for the weekend.

Midland canoe club hosted us on Saturday morning.

Matt Carlin at Reinvention Fitness hosted our gym session.

We enjoyed our warm pool session followed by dinner.

Sunday morning we were back at Nottingham for a cold session on the water.

We spend the afternoon team building in the forest at Adrenalin Jungle dismantling, carrying and reassembling a cannon around an assault course.

Another productive weekend for the team. Looking forward to the March training weekend with all the squads, and hopefully with warmer weather.

Playing for bronze

Despite our best efforts we lost to the Germans in the semi final.

The bronze medal match was against Switzerland at 11.50. Unfortunately we didn’t play against them as we had in the group game and lost the game 1-4.

We are still very proud of how we have performed over the course of the Championships and after a week of rest we will be back to our individual training before Squads resume in November.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the season.

Through to a Semi final! 💪🏻🇬🇧

Today we played France and Italy in our second group. They played each other earlier on in the day, France winning 2-1.

We started strong against the French taking the lead. At half time we were 3-2 up. A few mistakes in our attack led to French breaks and we were 3-6 down with a few minutes to go. With strong 5 out play we managed to get it back to 4-6 and a last minute steal, pass and a great shot from Louise ended the game 5-6. A disappointing result but we were pleased to bring it back within 1 goal.


We had a quick lunch and regrouped before it was time to play Italy. We knew that a draw would be good enough to see us through to the semi final stages but we went out to win. It was a close game, both sides defending hard. The lead switch between both team. We managed to bring the score back to 3-3 and hold the ball for the last few minutes securing us a place in the semi final, the first one for this team at a major Championship.

Game Results

Thursday 

Game 1. 10:40

GB 3 – Spain 0


Game 2: 14:40

GB 7 – Sweden 2


Game 3: 18:00

GB 0 v Germany 6

Friday 

Game 1: 10:40 

GB 9 v Russia 1


Game 2 13:20 

GB 7 v Switzerland 4

We finished 2nd in our group.


Saturday

Game 1 13:20

GB 5 v France 6

Game 2 16:00

GB 3 v Italy 3

Sunday

Semi final against Germany 9:10 pitch 2 

Opening Ceremony 

We were all quite excited for the prospect of the opening ceremony after having seen quite a few boats on the canal.


Our very own Bethan Littlewood was selected to represent us on the GB barge. 


She did us very proud, sending us photos from the boat.


And from the front of the stage


It’s always fun at the ceremony wearing our official GB track suits.


We also took official photos with the rest of the squads


First games start tomorrow. Men and u21 Men at 8am local time.Women and u21 women at 10:40am local time.