This is my submission for the IR EU ambassadorship.
I’m Tom Drake, currently in my first year ‘studying’ medicine at the University of Sheffield in the UK. In my pretend student life I paddle lots, dress up lots and have a hat, I’m currently captain at the best canoe club in the world (university of sheffield) which lets me get out on the water at least three times a week and stared at by members of the unsuspecting public whilst walking down the street dressed in paddling gear and wearing a skirt and meeting loads of new people.
I would like to think I’d do my best as an IR ambassador, attend many competitions (like the NSR!!!- I’ll even wear gear to the party if you want….) and get out on the water and have a great time whilst also running a tricky river or nailing a huge move. As far as IR sponsored paddlers go I’m no EJ (although I have twenty odd years to go) but I have equally as much of a keeno attitude to paddling and hopefully that shows.
I’m stopping there as it’s beginning to sound a tad cheesy!
I already keep a regular blog (www.aerialfreestyle.wordpress.com), so I’d happily contribute as much as I could to the IR blog!