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Jack Playford – The Italian Job

It was great to catch up with Zeon brand ambassador Jack Playford last week whose canoe polo career is moving forward at pace.  This was by Messenger btw, rather than in person, as he is currently playing in Italy! Jack has joined up for the season with Serie A team, Trinacria Canoe Polo Club based in Palermo, Sicily. He is half through his first season playing with the club. The biggest struggle, apparently, is ‘trying to get a grasp on the Italian language’.

His GB u’21 side are currently building for the European Championships where they are going for on the bounce gold to add to their World gold.  We are working with them on the new canoe rash vest designed specially for the event.  They recently played the prestigious Charleroi competition in Belgium where they beat the British and Dutch Senior teams to come first.

When the season in Italy closes in September Jack and his team mate Alex Lowthorpe move on to China. There they are due to play in the new Pro League for a club based in Ningbo, a city just outside Shanghia.

Congratulations to Jack and best wishes for 2017.