FINALISTS FOR THE 2016-17 AUSTRALIAN CANOEING AWARDS

This year has been an amazing year for Australian paddlers with many fantastic results at National and International events. There has also been wonderful efforts made by volunteers, officials, administrator, instructors and coaches.
After receiving a significant number of nominations and after careful consideration, the AC Honours Committee would like to congratulate the following finalists:

CANOEIST OF THE YEAR – OLYMPIC DISCIPLINE OR CATEGORY:

  • Alyssa Bull
  • Alyce Burnett
  • Jessica Fox
  • Curtis McGrath

CANOEIST OF THE YEAR – NON-OLYMPIC DISCIPLINE OR CATEGORY:

  • Alyce Burnett
  • Josh Kippin
  • Georgina Tonkin

JUNIOR CANOEIST OF THE YEAR – OLYMPIC DISCIPLINE OR CATEGORY:

  • Lachlan Bassett
  • Mackenzie Duffy
  • Dylan Littlehales

JUNIOR CANOEIST OF THE YEAR – NON-OLYMPIC DISCIPLINE OR CATEGORY:

  • Erin Blanch
  • Alexandria Choate
  • James O’Donogue Hayes

PARACANOEIST OF THE YEAR: 

  • Curtis McGrath
  • Amanda Reynolds
  • Susan Seipel

MASTER CANOEIST OF THE YEAR

  • Roz Barber
  • Michael Leverett

TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • 2017 Senior Men’s Canoe Sprint K4 1000m (Ken Wallace, Murray Stewart, Riley Fitzsimmons and Jordan Wood)
  • 2017 U23 Women’s Canoe Slalom C1 team (Jessica Fox, Noemie Fox and Kate Eckhardt)
  • 2016 Junior Women’s Marathon K2 team (Hannah Scott and Brianna Scott)

COACH OF THE YEAR:

  • Ramon Andersson
  • Warwick Draper
  • Andrea King

INSTRUCTOR AND GUIDE OF THE YEAR

  • Mark Hessling and Tony Hirst
  • Angela Welsh

Other awards that will also be awarded on the night include

  • Technical Official of the Year
  • The Olegas Truchanas Canoeing Award
  • Award of Merit
  • Excellence Award
  • Services to Canoeing
  • People’s Choice Award
  • President’s Award

The winners will be announced at the 2017 Annual Awards evening.

When: Saturday 4th November, 2017
Where: Mantra Legends, Surfers Paradise
Time: 6:15pm for 6:30pm start
Cost: $110 per person
Dress: Cocktail / Lounge Suit
Included: 3 Course Meal
If you would like to attend the evening please contact the Australian Canoeing office (info@canoe.org.au).