#KAYAKING - A top surf kayaker from Portrush is headed to Spain this week to defend his European titles, according to the Coleraine Times.
Andy McClelland, 18, will take on the best of the continent at the European Championships in Mundaka, northern Spain, in the high performance and international classes.
The current world champion in the junior international class has been training with the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland ahead of the contest, working with strength and conditioning coaches to up his game.
McClelland was also recently awarded a top prize from the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland along with fellow surf kayaker Chris Hobson for their contributions to the sport.
"It was a great honour receiving the Eric Greeves Trophy and it is nice to be recognised alongside Chris who is one of the top kayakers in the world," he said.
The Coleraine Times has more on the story HERE.