Paddle Australia Awards 2020 Nominees

Time to celebrate the incredible achievements of our Australian paddling community! This year the Paddle Australia 2020 Awards will be celebrated at a digital awards show live via the Paddle Australia Facebook Page. The Paddle Australia 2020 Awards will be hosted by the renowned sports presenter, Louise Ransome.
Paddle Australia 2020 Awards
Date: Friday 30th October
Time: 7.00pm AEDT
Link: https://www.facebook.com/paddle.org.au/
https://youtu.be/RMEUltJsSvA
This year, there are three National Award categories, celebrating the community side of our sport with each finalist nominated by our six State Paddle Associations:
  1. Club Coach of the Year

Congratulations to the 2020 Paddle Australia Club Coach of the Year nominees:

Tony Hystek & Bob Turner, Paddle NSW

Jason Keating, Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club, Paddle QLD

Andrew Crothers, Bayswater Paddlesports Club, Paddle WA

Alex Boyd, Fairfield Canoe Club, Paddle VIC

Matt Dalziel, Derwent Canoe Club, Paddle TAS

Dale Thomson, Onkaparinga Canoe Club, Paddle SA


2. Instructor / Guide of the Year

Congratulations to the 2020 Paddle Australia Instructor/Guide of the Year nominees:

Laura Stone, Sydney by Kayak, Paddle NSW

Geoffrey John Emery, Swan Canoe Club, Paddle WA

Garry Brannan, Bendigo Canoe Club, Paddle VIC

Vicky Bonwick, Derwent Canoe Club, Paddle TAS

Jim Townsend, Adelaide Canoe Club, Paddle SA


3. Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to the 2020 Paddle Australia Volunteer nominees:

Eileen Callaghan, Penrith Valley Canoeing, Paddle NSW

AKC Course Instructors, Ascot Kayak Club, Paddle WA

Delia West, Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club, Paddle QLD

Anna Taylor, Ballarat Amateur Canoe Club, Paddle VIC

Russell Horton, Tasmanian Canoe Club, Paddle TAS

Kerry Sax, West Lakes Canoe Club, Paddle SA

Congratulations to all nominees!!

How does the awards nomination process work? See the graphic below for more:

In addition, the following National Awards will be presented:

Services to Paddling
Life Membership
President’s Award

Join us live on Facebook from 7pm AEDT on Friday 30 October. And don’t forget to use our hashtags to get involved #paddleaus #paddleausawards20