Duncan Cochrane

A legend in canoe polo, Duncan Cochrane OAM is an inspiration to everyone involved with the sport. He started playing in 1986, first representing Australia in 1989 and retiring from the national squad shortly after the world championships in 2002 to focus on coaching. A high performance player and coach, he prepared the level 1 coaching course and the online referee training program. Duncan has also been an active committee member of the AC, SA and ICF committees.

 International championships

  • ICF World Championships – England 1994 (gold), Australia 1996 (gold), Portugal 1998 (gold), Brazil 2000, Germany 2002
  • Oceania Championships – 2003, 2005, 2007


  • Medal of the Order of Australia in 2017 for service to canoe polo
  • Australian Sports Medal, 2000
  • World Paddle Award
  • AC Service to Canoeing Award, 2016
  • AC Excellence Awards 2008/2009
  • AC Award of Merit, 1998
  • AC Coach of the Year, 1994
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