Dear #FirstName,

We know lockdown continues to be tough for many, but as we welcome in spring, it is great to see so many of you getting back out on the water. Don’t forget to renew your membership to unlock all the great benefits and ensure you are protected on the water. Thanks as always for your continued support for Paddle Australia and your State Paddle Association.

Our thanks too for sticking together and doing the right thing, protecting yourselves and others. We look forward to seeing club, state and national events resume soon for everyone. We are confident that we will emerge from the disruption of the last two years stronger as a paddling community. For those who are doing it tough right now, the Paddle On Foundation is here to help lighten the load.

Click here to read the full update from Paddle Australia CEO Phil Jones

As always, to keep up-to-date, stay tuned to and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Yours in Paddling,
Paddle Australia
New AIS programs helping to Elevate women coaches

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) continues to prioritise the progress of women in Australian high performance sport, with 47 talented pathway coaches - 33 women - participating in two new professional development programs. 28 coaches from 20 different sports are participating in the inaugural AIS Elevate Women Coach program, including paddle's Demi O'Brien. Read more >>>
Nominations extended for 2021 Paddle Australia Awards until Sunday 10 October

Paddle Australia has extended the nomination period for the 2021 Paddle Australia Awards, until Sunday 10 October 2021. With a number of nominations already rolling in, Paddle Australia are calling for the community to submit their contributions.

The Annual Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements and contributions of the paddling community across a 12 month period Read more >>>
2022 Sport Australia Women Leaders in Sport Grants Open

Sport Australia has opened the 2022 Women Leaders in Sport Grants, for individuals and organisations to apply for a grant through the Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program. This is an exciting opportunity as these funded projects can help and support our emerging and established female leaders. Find out more >>>
Australian officials on the world stage in Tokyo

The Australian Paddle Team athletes weren't the only Australians representing our country at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, with officials Sue Natoli, Graeme Caudry and Laura White also at the Games.

Sue Natoli and Graeme Caudry were appointed officials for the Canoe Slalom at the Tokyo Olympics, and Laura White was an official at the Para-Canoe Sprint 
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Education and sport a winning mix with new AIS scholarships

Australian athletes are being encouraged to balance education and career pathways with their sporting ambitions through as the Australian Institute of Sport launches a $200,000 education scholarships program, in partnership with the John and Myriam Wylie Foundation. More >>>
McGrath makes history with double gold glory

It was a golden 24 hours for Australia's Curtis McGrath, who became the first para-canoe athlete to win two gold medals at a single Paralympic Games and etched his name in the history books. 

After defending his KL2 Paralympic title on the second day of competition, McGrath backed it up with another sensational win in the newly introduced Va'a discipline. 

In his trademark finish, McGrath powered home to leave the competition in his wake, changing up his race tactics to ensure he could claim the double gold. Read more >>>
Medals fall for Aussie para-canoe stars

Australia won three medals in para-canoe at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, with Susan Seipel adding silver to Curtis McGrath's golden haul. Seipel delivered a sensational performance in the new Va'a discipline where she secured the silver medal. Read more >>>

Fox bounces back to claim Extreme gold

Jess Fox resurrected her 2021 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships campaign on the final day of competition winning gold in the extreme slalom. Tough 50 second penalties in both the women's kayak and canoe semi finals meant that Jess failed to make a finals appearance. But she was able to make amends with a victory in the new Olympic event set for Paris 2024 - extreme slalom. Read more >>>
Fantastic Fox claims World Cup crown

Jess Fox continued her golden year taking out the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup final in France, also winning the overall World Cup crown. Heading into the final with three World Cup wins and a bronze, the recent Olympic champion had a handy 38 point lead over Germany's Elena Apel in the women's K1. After a strong win in the final, she clinched another gold to convincingly take out the overall title for 2021. Read more >>>

Opera House Lights Up in Recognition of Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

On Sunday 5 September, the NSW Government in conjunction with the Australian Olympic Committee and Paralympics Australia lit up the Sydney Opera House with the faces of all 665 athletes that represented Australia at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Read more >>>
Making it safer for paddlers to access the Yarra River

Canoeing, kayaking and all kinds of paddling will be safer and easier to access thanks to major upgrades along the Yarra River at Templestowe. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Sonja Terpstra has announced the completion of new pathways and stairs built into the riverbank at Candlebark Park by Melbourne Water, in partnership with Paddle Victoria and Manningham City Council. Find out more >>> 

Catch up with Paddle Australia Assessor and Instructor Dan Hall

As a Paddle Australia member, you have access to a wide range of courses, some on the water and some increasingly on-line, to become a coach, official, guide, instructor or volunteer yourself! There is also access to member discounts on a wide array of courses. We caught up with Paddle Australia Assessor and Instructor Dan Hall to find out more. Check it out >>>

Paddle Australia Insurance

As a member, whether you are paddling for recreation, training or competition, solo or as part of a group, you have the peace of mind knowing that you are protected by Paddle Australia's insurance program for both Personal Accident and Public Liability insurance, 24/7, worldwide. Click video on right to find out more.
Renew your membership

As the weather warms up, and the paddling season ramps up, if you haven't already it's time to renew your membership! When you join a Paddle Club, you become part of a united paddling community, supported by your State Paddle Association and Paddle Australia. Find out more >>>

Paddle Smart

Paddle Smart has been designed for all paddlers: from those who are new to paddle sports to those that are already hooked on this great lifelong activity. Make sure you are paddling within your limits - and that includes your craft, your experience, the conditions on the day and your level of skills. Be realistic about your fitness and capabilites, and save strength for the return journey. Find out more >>>
Victorian Nicole Tattersall enjoys a COVID Safe sunrise paddle during lockdown
Photo Credit: @nictatt Instagram

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