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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Canoeists go for glory on the Tyne

THE best performing local youngster will be credited with a trophy at a Hexham canoeing event.

The Bobby Timperley Trophy will be handed out to an excellent youngster from the North-East at the national ranking Wavehopper race on the River Tyne on Sunday, January 27.

The prize was created in 2011 in memory of Hexham Canoe Club founder Bobby who died of cancer in 2009.

Race organiser Chloe Glendenning, of Wark, said: “The whole point of the trophy is to get more young people involved in canoeing, and to remember Bobby who was an inspiration to the children at the club.

“Even though the race is in January and is cold, everybody wants to come because of what it is.”