Tom Deacon

I started at Elmbridge Canoe Club in 2007 aged 14 but originally paddled at Addlestone CC.

Paddling experience: Domestically, I have raced Division 1 for marathon and Boys A for sprint. Internationally, I did various junior development trips in Europe and I represented Great Britain at Three World Cup and in the European Championships as a Junior.

Coaching experience: I started coaching in 2017, running the beginner’s courses in the summer of that year. I coached the juniors that joined for two years before passing them to Glenn as they moved upwards through the club.

My approach to coaching: I believe that juniors must enjoy and develop a love for their sport. This love for their sport will be the foundation on which progress and attainment will be built upon. My coaching strikes a balance between fun, hard training and technical & tactical development; the combination of these three components again drives progress and attainment.

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