WAVERLEY: Five athletes from Cheema and one former one have been selected to the Atlantic Division of Canoe Kayak Canada’s 2019 Gold Core Team.

The selections came about after recently held trials for the teams were held.

Making the team from the Waverley-based club are: Xavier LeVasseur; Keaton Brown; Nathan Leger; Sloan MacKenzie; and Laura MacKinnon were named to the team.

Matt Koch, who competed at the trials as a member of Cheema, is now with Maskawa.

“This team was selected after an excellent weekend of racing by all classes and categories,” said ADCKC Executive director Andrew Russell in a release listing the full team members who have been selected. “The following named team will be working closely with the Division and key stakeholders to provide development opportunities over the entirety of this season.”

The release continued on saying a further ranking list has been constructed from results for reference of the regional coach and integrated support team to call upon athletes for future events where applicable.

Selection to the U16 & U14 team is subject to change following other racing events that could affect standing as previously stated within the criteria, Russell said.