New Elite Training Centre at Dorney

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Britain’s top Canoe Sprint athletes returned from their warm weather training camp in Brazil this week in time to celebrate the opening of their new elite training centre at Dorney Lake near Windsor.

London 2012 Olympic medallists Ed McKeever, Jonathan Schofield and Liam Heath, along with other squad members were there to welcome Helen Grant MP, Minister for Sport and Tourism, as she performed the official opening.

The facility will be known as the Tim Brabants Elite Training Centre, in recognition of Britain’s most successful Canoe Sprint athlete of all time and the sport’s first ever Olympic gold medallist in 2008.

Tim, who retired from the sport after London 2012, is set to visit the centre later this spring on his return from working as a doctor in South Africa … read more.