Saturday, June 08, 2013

Game. Only one can win. Freestyle Kayak Movie ... now online

2 years ago whilst training in Plattling, Germany for the 2011 World Championships I meet Polly Green who was filming her journey to become the next freestyle World Champion. It was amazing spending time with Polly and finding out about her journey to the competition that I was also competing at. Its always interesting in freestyle meeting new paddlers and making new friends especially on the competition circuit when these same paddlers and friends are also the your main competition. What is great and what I have learnt over the last few years paddling is that it is about more than just the competition. Polly and I both competed at the World Championships along with many of our other friends and fellow paddlers from across the world. Even though we all competed in the same class at the same event we all had different experiences and different outcomes competitively from the event, yet we all learnt so much through the experience and our lives very much changed as a result.

Friends and competitors

It was an incredible event and really showcased how far women's freestyle has come. Polly documented the whole thing with help from Sportscene and has since spent a lot of time putting together a movie about the journey upto, during and since the event. The movie is called 'Game. There can only be one.' It is a movie about freestyle and about winning, but it is also about so much more than  that.

Filming in New Zealand
It is a result of a lot of hard work, commitment and dedication by Polly and I hope that it goes onto inspire a lot of future paddlers to go out, follow their dreams and reach their best and more than anything enjoy the rivers and this wonderful sport.

Check out a great intro and review of the movie here on sportscene...

Heres the Trailer...

Game Kayak Movie Trailer from polly green on Vimeo.