February was certainly an exciting month for all of us at Paddle Australia, and has set the tone for what we hope will be a big year with the return of events.

The 2022 ICF Oceania Canoe Slalom Championships kicked off a jam-packed 2022 Events Calendar, and it was great to see our Canoe Slalom community back together again. Last weekend we also held our first Canoe Sprint event of the year, the 2022 PA Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 2 at Sydney International Regatta Centre.

As we look ahead to March, it is set to be another busy month. We are encouraging as many clubs as possible across the country to get involved with Clean Up Australia Day. PaddleNSW has led the charge in recent years, with nine clubs/groups participating last year; and Paddle Australia would love to see participation in every state across Australia this year.

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

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

Yours in Paddling,
Paddle Australia
Olympic gold medalist Ken Wallace OAM appointed National Performance Pathways Lead (Sprint)

Paddle Australia is pleased to announce that Olympic gold medalist Ken Wallace OAM has been appointed as National Performance Pathways Lead (Sprint).

Ken has been the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) Head Coach since he retired as an athlete and brings with him a wealth of experience, technical knowledge and established sport system relationships. Read more >>>

Clean Up Australia Day - who's in?

Sick of seeing masks, plastic bottles and other rubbish in your waterways? What better opportunity to get people together for a Clean Up paddle on Clean Up Australia Day (March 6)! 

Paddle Australia are encouraging as many clubs as possible across the country to hold a clean up paddle on Clean Up Australia Day. PaddleNSW has led the charge in recent years, with nine clubs/groups participating last year; and Paddle Australia would love to see participation in every state across Australia this year. Read more >>>

Athlete ambassadors encourage sport to Thrive with Pride

Fourteen athletes from 10 different sports are joining together as ambassadors for the inaugural AIS Thrive with Pride program, which aims to provide safe and inclusive sporting environments for all athletes to thrive.

Canoe Slalom paddler Noemie Fox says she is  proud to be working with the AIS Thrive with Pride program to increase the visibility and accessibility of LGBTIQ+ allies and to help build a culture of equality, understanding and acceptance in the Australian sporting landscape! More >>>

Join the Paddle Australia Discipline Technical Committees

Looking to take on an influential and exciting role in Paddle Australia? Nominations are now open for all PA Discipline Technical Committees (DTC), including a position for an athlete representative on each DTC.

If you're interested in joining a committee or looking for more information on what is involved, click here >>>

Nominations close Friday 25 February

Paddle Australia COVID-19 Guidelines for Events

In light of current circumstances, Paddle Australia has prepared 'COVID-19 Guidelines for Events' which provide general advice to officials and volunteers, competitors, and spectators who are considering attending a Paddle Australia Event, on ways to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Read more >>>

Paddle Tasmania Education Weekend - Whitewater March 5-6 2022

Paddle Tasmania is excited to host a jam packed education weekend, delivering the Paddle Australia training course for teaching skills and leading trips on moving water. This training course is a strongly recommended pre-requisite for anyone wanting to go for the Paddle Australia Qualification Whitewater Instructor Assessment. This is not an introduction to Whitewater Skills course. Find out more >>>

You for 2032!

The Queensland Academy of Sport's You for 2032 is Australia's largest athlete talent identification program. You for 2032 is a quest to find and develop athletes to win on the world stage at the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Find out more >>>

Position Available: Ascot Kayak Club Junior Development Coach

Ascot Kayak Club is seeking an expression of interest from suitable applicants to become the new Junior Performance Squad Coach.

The AKC Junior Performance Squad is the next training level above their current junior development program, which serves as a transition to competitive racing across flatwater and whitewater disciplines. Apply now >>>

5 things to know about the 2022 Canoe Slalom Australian Open and 2022 PA Canoe Freestyle Championships

Australia’s canoe slalom paddlers will return to Penrith Whitewater Stadium this weekend for the 2022 Canoe Slalom Australian Open. 

We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about how to watch and stay up to date. Find out more >>>

Young guns and Olympians impress on final day of racing at 2022 PA Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 2

There was plenty of action to impress on the final day of competition at the 2022 PA Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 2 at Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith.

The K1 1000 events were up first on the program, with athletes demonstrating their fitness and endurance of the gruelling Olympic distance. Read more >>>

Jam packed final day of competition at 2022 ICF Canoe Slalom Championships

There was plenty of action at Penrith Whitewater Stadium for the final day of competition at the 2022 ICF Oceania Canoe Slalom Championships, with the C1 finals and debut races of the new Olympic discipline Extreme Canoe Slalom.

The first medal race of the day saw Olympic gold medalist Jessica Fox continue her golden run, taking out first place in the women’s canoe. The canoe gold was the second medal of the weekend for Fox, who also won gold in the women’s kayak on Saturday. Read more >>>


PA Canoe Marathon Newsletter 1 provides an update on the 2022 PA Canoe Marathon Championships, 2022 Australia Canoe Marathon Teams and the new ICF Canoe Marathon Competition Rules. Read 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.

Stay clear of large vessels and keep out of shipping channels. Learn the right of way rules. You must always navigate on the right (starboard) side of a river or channel. Find more >>>
Paddle Australia is looking to celebrate the 'everyday paddler' with the launch of our new user generated digital media campaign: #MyPaddleOZ

#MyPaddleOz is all about celebrating why Aussies paddle, what they paddle, where they paddle and who they paddle with. 

It's easy to get involved - simply share your paddling videos, photos and stories across social media, tagging #MyPaddleOZ and @paddle_australia.

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