After 5 days of exhausting and tiring training and assessment 7 trainees gained their Level 1 UKCC coach awards in paddlesport (canoeing).
The costs were paid by 'Recruit into Coaching' which offered help last year to those living in Barrow Borough wishing to gain their first coaching qualification. Additional cost were met by 'Cumbria Canoeist' - the local branch of Canoe England.
The 7 new coaches will be helping at Duddon Canoe Club who meet at Barrow pool on Wednesday evenings and Ramsden Dock on Friday evenings. The Club also supports Step into Sport Volunteers and the Sport Unlimited programme.
If you are interested in having a go you can contact John Sherwen at the club.