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Wednesday 13 June 2012

Athlete makes the Great Britain team


A Sandbach kayaker has paddled her way into international dragon boat racing after being selected to represent Great Britain in this summer’s European Championships.

Maggie Dilai, 16, has been taking part in long-distance kayaking events for the last five years – with good results at national level.

This success led to an approach from Great Britain’s dragon boat team to take part in the European Championships in Nottingham (July 27-29).

Maggie is a member of Cheshire East’s Athlete Performance Academy (APA), which is a support programme for talented athletes managed by the Council’s leisure development team.

The APA is for athletes who compete at a regional, national or international level and who live in, or compete for, a sports club within Cheshire East.

APA members have access to the Council’s leisure facilities, discounted physiotherapy treatment and workshops on nutrition, sports psychology and injury prevention.

If you are an athlete competing at regional, national or international level, or a business that would like to support the APA, email: or visit for more information. 

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