Canoeist  from Nottingham

Macy Kang is a 17-year-old canoeing star from Nottingham, and very much dislikes being confused for a rower. She is a member of Holme Pierrepont Country Park and first started canoeing when she was spotted through a Talent Identification Programme at Rushcliffe School. Macy soon made the transition onto the Super Regional Squad, before then getting called up to the England National Talent Squad (ENTS) as well as scooping gold at the British Championships at Under-14s level. You can find out more about Macy below. 

Personal best achievements

Position

10th 

Tryweryn Prem Event: K1
Women 2019

Position

4th 

Flattach Slalom Event: European
Canoe Association 2019

Position

2nd 

Flattach Slalom Event: European
Canoe Association (ECA) 2019

We asked Macy how the  fundraising boost will help her 

“Next year my goal is to make the Junior GB team and that’s why I get up in the mornings, and what motivates me to keep training. Hopefully if I do make the team next year then I’ll get a result in the top ten at the World Championships. That would be the ideal goal and would help me to progress forwards to the level higher than ENTS, which is the UK Programme. It’s nice to know that people are backing you, especially in a sport like mine where the funding is not as great as in the higher-profile sports. Stuff like getting a new boat is really helpful as they’re quite expensive and the support is going to help me progress and move up towards my goals. I’m thankful for that.”

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