Pilch are pleased to support these athletes:
Alfie Hewett is a local 14 year old wheelchair tennis player, who lives in Cantley, Norfolk. Inspired by his favourite player Roger Federer, Alfie started playing tennis when he was just seven years old. He has secured five titles in all, one being his first ever senior men’s draw singles title, while also moving up to 86th in the world men’s rankings – a personal high. Alfie attended the London 2012 Paralympics in London as part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme. The Games may have come too early for Alfie on this occasion but through the Programme he will be able to gain a lot of experience and knowledge as he sets his sights on Rio 2016.
The college student from Attleborough, who is a member of Norwich Canoe Club, powered his way to success in the recent Ghent canoe race where he won the gold medal in the Junior Boys Class.
After a series of selection races, Albert has been chosen to represent Great Britain in the Canoe Marathon World Cup in the K1 (single) class, in Copenhagen on 22nd June.
Outside canoeing, Albert has been working hard at his studies and was recently named College Sports Ambassador.
Sybren Hoogland and Will Moorhouse were selected for England in the Home countries Regatta after a close race that found them leading with 250m gone by a length of clear water. The Norwich RC crew finished a close second in silver position but as the fastest English crew gained selection for the country.
Mollie Appleton racing for the first time at a National event in her single as opposed to double scull. She overcame challenging head winds and rough conditions to win a Silver medal.