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Tom Egan to be honoured at the 2020 Volunteers in Sport Awards

Tom Egan to be honoured at the 2020 Volunteers in Sport Awards 12.1.2021

Canoeing stalwart, Tom Egan, will receive nationwide recognition for his dedicated work with Salmon Leap Canoe Club this week, as he has been awarded the Kildare award at the virtual 2020 Federation of Irish Sport Volunteers in Sport awards.

Tom has committed his life to the sport of canoeing for the past 50 years. He began his canoeing career in Grade Ten Canoe Club in Lucan, Co. Dublin. Tom competed in slalom events and began volunteering by helping beginners and juniors to progress in the sport and attend events around the country. From this, he progressed into becoming the National Team Manager for Canoe Slalom Ireland, his duties during this period included travelling to and coordinating and managing teams competing nationally and internationally across Europe at World Championship level.
In recent years, Tom has played a major part in Salmon Leap Canoe Club ranging from organising club races to elite national level races, to acting as Club Manager, to going above and beyond his managerial duties and making himself available 24/7 to help or assist everybody. Tom’s commitment and passion to Salmon Leap Canoe Club is endless, organising and towing trailers full of boats all over Ireland and Great Britain, helping the club to be one of the premier racing clubs in Ireland. Tom will be honoured this week at the special virtual awards ceremony.




Source and photo: https://www.canoe.ie/2021/01/11/tom-egan-to-be-honoured-at-the-2020-volunteers-in-sport-awards/