Award for amazing Alex as British Canoeing holds celebration night

Alex Edwards received an athlete recognition award
Alex Edwards received an athlete recognition award

The awards are designed to bring together people from all levels of the sport from across the UK to recognise the achievements of individuals in their chosen disciplines.

Bedford’s Alex Edwards received an athlete recognition award for his outstanding performance at the 2014 Freestyle European Championships in Bratislava where he successfully bagged the Championship title in the mens Squirt Boat event.

Athlete recognition awards were also presented to each of the British athletes who took gold medals at World or European Championships in the 2013/14 campaign.

Alex said: “Its a very special moment to be recognised by the sport in this way, and to find myself on the stage with two medallists from the 2012 London Olympics.

“Its not often you get to meet athletes who compete at this level in other disciplines within the sport.

“What a great evening!”

In addition to the athletes, volunteers within British Canoeing were recognised for their contribution and dedication at all levels throughout the sport.