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Fieke Blackwell wins UK Sport PLx Award

Fieke Blackwell wins UK Sport PLx Award 30.11.2022

British Canoe Slalom Team Manager, Fieke Blackwell, has been recognised for her dedication to the role at UK Sport's PLx Awards, winning 'Support staff or practitioner who has made a special impact.'

Fieke has been recognised for creating a brilliant training and competition environment for the slalom team to flourish, with the squad securing 32 international medals in 2022.

As Canoe Slalom Team Manager, Fieke’s contribution to the team’s success was best illustrated at the World Championships in July where she contained an outbreak of Covid-19 through creative planning and excellent communication and despite the challenges, the British team came home with a gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

“The Covid-19 outbreak at the World Championships was all one big puzzle to consider but I am proud of the way we managed it and that our medal potential wasn’t affected too much. It’s very nice to be recognised. I feel like I get a lot of recognition from people at British Canoeing for what I do but for a few more people to know about it, it’s really cool. It’s nice not to go unnoticed.” said Blackwell.

Source: https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2022/fieke-blackwell-wins-uk-sport-plx-award