The winners of this year’s Sean Conway Adventure Scholarship are mother and daughter Addi and Athina (age 8). Together they will be kayaking down the Leeds-Liverpool canals, a distance of 127 miles (204km), which they expect to take 6 days.
The kayaking trip is part of a year of adventures that will also include a half marathon, an iron man, and a Mini Olympics for schools. They have even arranged an international Mini Olympics at a school while they are on holiday in Madrid! For their kayak-swim challenges, Athina will sit inside the kayak and give support along the way.
Team AA hope to create a world where more children can be introduced to the benefit of sport, as well as raising funds for the Jane Tomlinson appeal.
They are fantastic role models and are sure to inspire young people with their active lifestyle. We can’t wait to see more of their adventures! Follow them on their Team AA website and blog, and on twitter @Ourgreatproject.