Paddle Australia Appoints New Canoe Slalom – Performance Pathways Coach

It is with great pleasure that Paddle Australia can confirm the appointment of Emir Mujcinovic to the new position of Performance Pathways Coach.

This position is supported by the New South Wales Institute of Sport and will be a full-time coaching role based in Penrith.

The position will be responsible to drive all slalom pathway development activities in the Western Sydney area including coaching developing athletes at Penrith and supporting the National Coaches in developing the next generation of canoe slalom paddlers. The role will also provide coaching support to National junior team/squad activities.

Emir represented Croatia at Canoe Slalom at the 2008 Olympic Games and has been living in Sydney. More recently, he has established his own successful triathlon coaching business in Sydney. We’re very excited with Emir’s appointment and believe his coaching and organisational skillset will add significant value to the canoe slalom program in Penrith.

Emir started work this week and will be in attendance at the National Talent Squad camp in Penrith starting on September 30th.

Emir’s contact details are: emir.mujcinovic@paddle.org.au

In addition to Emir’s appointment, we also welcome back Mike Druce. Mike returns on a contractual part time basis with an emphasis of providing coaching leadership and direction to the identified State Pathways Hub coaches and programs.

Mike’s primary role will be to attend National Talent Squad (NTS) camps as well as identified State based pathway activities with the aim of developing more talented slalom paddlers and coaches. Mike will also be in attendance at the National Talent Squad camp in Penrith starting on September 30th.

These appointments will provide greater clarity, direction and opportunities for development.