Mathieu Pelletier named to Sprint National Team Coach position

Canoe Sprint
Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ON (January 7, 2020) — Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to name Mathieu Pelletier as sprint National Team Assistant Coach. Mathieu will play a key role in assisting our National Discipline Coaches prepare our athletes for international success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and beyond.

Mathieu is a certified competition development coach and is registered in the advanced coaching diploma program at the INS Quebec. Mathieu has been Head Coach of the Trois-Rivieres Canoe and Kayak Club for almost twenty years, coaching multiple athletes to podium success. Mathieu also has a degree in physical education from the University of Quebec – Trois Rivieres.

“As the coaching structure continues to take shape, I am pleased to have Mathieu on board. He has proven leadership skills and the technical knowledge to move our team forward,” said Graham Barton, CKC Chief Technical Officer. “He has consistently produced athletes at the international level and I am confident that his contributions to our coaching team will see Canada reemerge as a world power in paddling as we move together to Tokyo and beyond to 2024.”

Mathieu will commence his role in late January at our National Teams preparation camp in Indian Harbor Beach, Florida.

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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial,

territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


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