Paddle Australia (PA) is pleased to announce the Australian Canoe Freestyle Team for 2023.
Following selection at the 2023 PA Canoe Freestyle Championships in Penrith earlier this year, PA is pleased to announce the team that will represent Australia at the 2023 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in Columbus, USA.
PA Sport Operations Manager Annabelle White offered her congratulations to all athletes selected.
“On behalf of Paddle Australia I’d like to congratulate those athletes selected in our Australian Canoe Freestyle team for 2023,” White said.
“Representing your country at a World Championships is a real honour, and one that I know these athletes will continue to do with pride.
“Our Canoe Freestyle team is a great mix of youth and experience, with competitors across the Junior, Open and Masters divisions.
“We look forward to seeing them in action at the World Championships in October,” she said.
The team will be headlined by former Junior World Championships bronze medalist Jack Newland, who is no stranger to competition.
“I’m always proud to be on the Australian team – this will be my fourth World Championships and I’m very excited about it,” Newland said.
“The World Championships in the US will be my only international competition this year, but I’m looking forward to it and seeing all of the training pay off.
“I have set myself quite a few goals for this year – one main one I always try to focus on is coming away from any competition being super happy with my rides.
“Knowing I could do nothing else and leaving it all out there on the water is a good feeling,” he said.
Paddle Australia would like to congratulate the following athletes on their selection:
- Jack Newland (MK1)
- Richard Cass (MK1, MC1 & OC1)
- Fynn McLeod (MK1)
- Joseph Hogbin-Bourne (MK1)
- Peter Newland (MK1)
- Ekaterina Dyachuk (WK1)
- Ally Cork (WK1)
- Gabriel Rodriguez (JNR MK1)