June marks the end of financial year, and a month of transition and celebration across a number of aspects of the organisation. Our Australian Canoe Slalom team returned to the world stage this month, with three back-to-back ICF World Cup events across three cities in Europe. Jess Fox continues to impress us, with three gold medals so far this season with the World Championships and two World Cup events still to come. We have also enjoyed watching our athletes in the new Olympic discipline, Extreme Canoe Slalom, and many congratulations to Noemie Fox who won silver in the event at the Krakow World Cup.

Back at home, it’s also been a busy month as we get prepared for the 2022/23 season.

Paddle Australia has been working closely with Sport Integrity Australia, and will be adopting the National Integrity Framework, effective 1 July 2022. The National Integrity Framework is all about safeguarding our sport, our Clubs and our people. It is critical that we keep paddling, both as a sport and recreation, safe and fair for everyone who participates, and the National Integrity Framework will allow us to do so. An overview of the National Integrity Framework can be found here.

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
AIS Scholarships to support athletes in sport, education and life

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) continues supporting athletes to be successful in sport, education and life, awarding more than $100,000 in education scholarships to another 41 athletes from 19 sports and 19 tertiary institution including five Paddle Australia athletes.

Congratulations Susan Seipel, Yale Steinepreis, Jasmine Locke, Benjamin Manning and Georgia Sinclair.

Find out more >>>

Paddle Australia and Queensland Academy of Sport looking for the next gen of Olympians and Paralympians

Paddle Australia and the Queensland Academy of sport are looking for the next generation of Olympians and Paralympians through the Youfor2032 Talent Identification Program.

Youfor2032 has been designed to identify the next generation of elite athletes, with the aim to develop and nurture young Queensland talents who have potential to win on the world stage at the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Find out more >>>

Robin Jeffery to depart as Paddle Australia National Canoe Slalom Coach

As he steps out of the boat and hangs up his coaching boots to pursue his next career as a primary school teacher, Paddle Australia would like to thank Robin Jeffery for giving so much to his role as National Canoe Slalom Coach.

As we say goodbye to Robbie, a London 2012 Olympian turned Olympic coach at Tokyo 2020, who has served in the role of National Canoe Slalom Coach since 2018, PA is now opening applications for the role in Australia’s national canoe slalom team. Find out more >>>

Hawkesbury Classic Paddle to raise money for Bone Marrow Research

Entries are now open for the 2022 Hawkesbury Classic Paddle, and for the first time organisers are offering a full range of distances to suit any paddler and in any type of paddle craft.

The Classic is an overnight paddle event, starting at 4pm on 29 October at Macquarie Park, Windsor (NSW).Find out more >>>

Vacancies on the Paddle WA Board

At the 2022 AGM in September, Paddle WA will have three vacancies to the Paddle WA Board open to members and independent directors.

Vacancies are for the following positions:

2x Elected Board Members – must be a current financial member of Paddle WA, by holding a club or direct membership
1x Independent Board Member – must be a person from outside Paddle WA’s membership base

Find out more >>>

Paddle VIC Junior Ready-to-Race Clinics & Short Course Championships

As part of the Bendigo Sporting Festival from 2-3 July 2022, Paddle Victoria is preparing to host Junior Ready-to-Race Clinics featuring Australian Olympians, as well as the VIC Short Course Championships.

Find out more >>>

Paddle to Battle Depression

The Paddle to Battle Depression is an annual event in Queensland which not only raises awareness for mental health, but vital funds for White Cloud's services that provide practical and clinical support to people suffering depression and/or anxiety.

This year's course is from Goodna to Fig Tree Pocket and is approximately 17.3km.

Both the 17km Paddle Race and 17km Community Paddle will start at Goodna Boat Ramp and end at Fig Tree Pocket Boat Ramp, on Sunday 10 July. Find out more >>>

Cooks River Paddle Trail

River Canoe Club of New South Wales have published a guide to exploring the Cooks River Paddle Trail, connecting the Cooks River Valley and the Wolli Creek Valley with Botany Bay. Find parks, amenities and other points of interest with their interactive map and keep safe with apps and resources before you start paddling.

Find out more >>>


Paddle Australia adopts National Integrity Framework

It is critical that we keep paddling, both as a sport and recreation, safe and fair for everyone who participates. As such, Paddle Australia seeks to take a proactive approach to mitigate integrity threats to paddling, and will adopt Sport Integrity Australia’s National Integrity Framework, effective 1 July 2022.

The National Integrity Framework is all about safeguarding our sport, our Clubs, our people and our members. An overview of the National Integrity Framework can be found here.

Please familiarise yourself with the policies as they come into effect from 1 July 2022 and will apply to you and your Club. Find out more >>>

Membership Renewals

With many clubs offering date of purchase memberships we now have members renewing at all different times of the year. For many members whose memberships expire on 30 June, now is the time to jump into the Paddle Australia Membership and Events Portal to renew!

A reminder that if you let your membership lapse, your member benefits, including your 24/7
personal accident and public liability insurances, will cease to apply.

Need help renewing? Feel free to email us, call us on 1300 232 398 (option 2) or check out the renewing member guide. If you don’t renew before your membership expires, please use the lapsed member guide instead.

2022 Member Feedback Survey Results 

Paddle Australia and its six State Paddle Associations would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2022 Member Feedback Survey. This is a valuable opportunity for us to learn more about our members and the results will help us to better meet the needs of our members and the paddling community into the future. Read more >>>

Member Benefits: protect your paddle craft and equipment with Paddle Protect

Did you know that as a member you can access competitively priced paddle craft and equipment insurance through our Paddle Protect insurance policy?

Whether you are a recreational weekend paddler or a competitive paddler, our Paddle Protect
Paddle Craft & Equipment insurance policy will protect your craft against accidental damage and/or
theft (including equipment and accessories)*. This will help protect your financial investment so you
can stay on the water enjoying the sport that you love!

To apply for a policy or quote, or for more information about Paddle Protect for Individuals, please
click here.

* Conditions apply click here for details

Jess Fox makes it 3 World Cup gold medals in a row

Olympic champion Jess Fox continues to dominate on the ICF World Cup circuit, taking her third consecutive K1 crown over the weekend in Tacen, Ljubljana.

The win was an emotional one for Fox who had been feeling ill before her K1 final, but still managed to record a time quick enough to see her secure her third World Cup gold medal for the season. Read more >>>

McGrath named Paralympics Australia's 2020 Male Athlete of the Year

Paddle Australia’s Curtis McGrath has been named 2020 Male Athlete of the Year at the Paralympics Australia Awards night in Sydney.

The 2020 and 2022 athletes of the year were celebrated during the night, as the first Paralympics Australia awards evening since the delayed Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics. Read more >>>

Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships teams confirmed

Paddle Australia is pleased to confirm the Australian teams for the Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships.

Earlier this year, PA announced the 10 athletes who had been selected to the U23 team for 2022. The 2022 PA Canoe Sprint Championships were also a selection event for both teams, providing an opportunity for an additional group of athletes to be selected.

Following this, PA would like to confirm the 16-strong U23 Australian team, as well as announce the 14 athletes selected to the Junior Australian team for 2022. Find out more >>>

Aussie paddlers set to take on 2022 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships

A team of 21 athletes have been nominated to the 2022 Australian Canoe Marathon Team and will represent Australia in the Open, Junior and U23 categories at the 2022 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Ponte Lima, Portugal, from September 29 to October 2, 2022.

Paddle Australia has also selected 20 athletes in the Masters category. Congratulations to all athletes selected! Find more >>>

Langley and Burdett represent Australia at ICF Wildwater World Championships

Harry Langley and David Burdett proudly represented the green and gold at the 2022 ICF Wildwater World Championships in Treignac, France earlier this month.

With both athletes making their international debuts in one of the most challenging rivers in France, the pair said the World Championships were an incredibly valuable learning experience. Find out more >>>


PA Wildwater Canoeing Newsletter 7 provides an update on the 2022 PA Canoe Wildwater Championships, Australian Wildwater Team and PWA Wildwater season.

Find more >>>
All States camp a success at Penrith Whitewater Stadium

The recent Paddle Australia All States Canoe Slalom camp has been a huge success with paddlers from all over the country participating and reconnecting with the slalom community.

Held at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium, this was the third camp for 2022 as the facility was forced into an extended closure due to the pandemic. 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.

Keep watch as to what is ahead, behind and to either side of you. Look out for other craft, swimmers and potential danger at all times. Find more >>>
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