Triathlete lands key canoeing role

19 October 2012 / 17:20

Former triathlete Heather Williams has been named in one of the key roles in preparing British canoeists for the next Olympics and Paralympics.

Williams will start work as GB Canoeing new talent pathway manager for the Olympic disciplines of slalom and sprint canoeing, plus Para-Canoe on November 1.

She joins GB Canoeing from the British Triathlon Federation where she has been performance director for the last six years.

Para-Canoe will be included in the Paralympics for the first time at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Britain won several medals at the 2012 World and European Championships.

GB Canoeing had its most successful ever Olympics in London 2012 winning two gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

Williams said: "I am extremely pleased to be joining GB Canoeing at this key time, helping to build for the future on the back of such a successful 2012 Olympic Games."