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Jason Collins

Jason is a Key Instructor and is responsible for training staff at PGL centres across the UK & Europe.

Hometown: Weymouth

Living now: Wherever PGL place me.

Discipline(s): Whitewater and Open Canoeing

Whats your story?

I first got into paddlesport when I completed my school work experience at a little county counsel run centre. After being there for 10 day I was hooked and signed myself up to volunteer for the rest of the summer holiday.I have two main draws to paddlesport. Firstly the social side. Being able to get out and have amazing experiences with friends in the outdoor is a massive passion of mine. Secondly the coaching and development that is so ingrained in the sport. I do not think there are many other sports that support such growth learning amongst participants.Recently I’ve been paddling in North Wales and in the South East of Scotland. My hope for the near future is to make it out to Slovenia and see what the Soča has to offer.

Quick facts:

Favourite food: Mexican

Favourite drink: Guinness

Favourite music: A bit of everything Ultimate paddling destination: French Alps

Motto: You will only get what you’ve got before if you do what you have always done before. Try new things!

Advice to newcomers: Paddle with those that make you comfortable.

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