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Emily Davies

Name: Emily Davies

Age: 19

Resistance: Higher Kinnerton

Current education: Liverpool John Moores University - Outdoor Education

Past schools: Primary school – Ysgol Derwen

Secondary school – Castell Alun

Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos on Sea – Outdoor Education

Clubs: Bala 

My discipline: C1

How I got into the sport: I grew to know and love this sport

through my dad. From when I was small I was either on top of the water in

plastic kayaks or in the water. My first slalom competition was in Llangollen

on Mile End Mill. All my family and friends continue to support me throughout

my paddling.

Level: Division Premier

Ranked: 7th in Britain

                 1st in Wales

Represent/paddle for: Wales

Achievements so far:          

  • 3 times Welsh Champion
  • 1st at my first international in Italy

Main training site: River Tryweryn, Bala

Other training sites:

  • Cardiff
  • Nottingham (HPP)
  • Lee Valley·         
  • Llyn Padarn
  • Llandysul

Other activities: Open water/wild swimming, climbing, running, mountain walking, scrambling.

Future aspirations: I want to continue to have fun and enjoy the sport that I love and aspire to qualify to the GB team. I also hope to represent GB in the Olympics some point in the future. In addition to this I would like to gain experience and qualifications to enable me to coach/instruct in the outdoors.