After more than 25 years in the sport, Paracanoe Senior Technical Coach Colin Radmore will be leaving British Canoeing at the end of March.
Colin, who spent many years as an athlete on the world class slalom programme representing GBR in C1 and C2, joined the paracanoe programme at its inception in 2011.
He played a crucial role in the set up and leadership of the programme and as a coach has supported athletes to almost 70 international medals, including five Paralympic medals, three gold and two bronze. During Colin’s 10 years in the Programme, the team has won more than twice the number of medals than any other nation and has topped the table at every World Championships and Paralympic Games.
He said: “I will always be proud of my time in Paracanoe, it has been a huge part of my life over the last 10 years and being part of this amazing team has been incredible.
The collective success that we have achieved as a group of athletes and staff has been unbelievable but even more significantly the support and sense of family in this team has been humbling to be part of and I will miss it immensely.– Colin Radmore
“With the talent in the Programme and following the inclusion of VL3W, the uplift from UK Sport and the Paris strategy now in place, the team has never been in such a strong position to deliver even more success in the future.
“I look forward to watching some incredible performances in Paris and beyond!”
Colin will work with Chris Furber and the wider team to ensure a smooth transition for the programme and athletes and is due to leave the role on 31 March 2022, where he will pursue a new career outside of sport.
Keir Worth, Director of Paddlesport for British Canoeing, said: “Colin has made an outstanding contribution to the sport and to British Canoeing, and in particular, he has been pivotal in the development of our world leading Paralympic programme.
“We wish him well in what is an exciting career change, but will miss him both in the office and waterside.”