Five local Champion Lakes Boating Club kayaking members were amongst the 875 competitors that entered the challenging 2009 Avon Descent last weekend. Matt Patrricelli finished 4th in the mens open single kayak wildwater class.
Juniors Hayden and Alec Sutherland, competed in the Be Active Junior Avon Challenge, a teams event held on the Swan River over the last 14 km stages of the Avon Descent course. This was a great thrill for the juniors with thousands of spectators cheering them over the finish line at Bayswater. Alec was part of a team who came 3rd in the Under 10 Guppies and Hayden came 12th in the open Junior Challenge. Juniors, Ryan Elliott and Nicholas Wroe competed in the open classes, finishing 6th in the team of four single male.