At the 2017 Canoe Sprint National Championships held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith the Club Trophy and Raj Award were awarded.
Is awarded to the most Outstanding Junior Canoeist at an Australian Canoe Sprint National Championships
Selected by: Competition Committee, or as delegated by Committee Chairman.
The Raj Award was named after a HMT safety boat (Cabin Cruiser) that was owned and operated by Gerry Brayne, ICF Official. The boat was used for 10 years on the Red Cross Murray Marathon Canoe race, for the safety of all canoeists. It carried radio communications and Red Cross first aid.
RAJ Award recipient is Jamie Cox from Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club
Jamie, turned back while he was paddling the Men’s K1 2500 16 to assist a paddler who had capsized. Officials found Jamie, to be helpful as a boat holder, has a great attitude and is respectful.
The Club Trophy is award each year to the Club with the most points at the end of Nationals. The winner is West Lakes Canoe Club from South Australia
The points were allocated in the following manner: 1st = 16; 2nd = 12; 3rd = 8; Other = 4
The Top 10 Clubs
|4th||Sydney Northern Beaches||NSW||394.25|
The Top Clubs from each State
|2nd||Sydney Northern Beaches||NSW||394.25|
|12th||Far North Coast||NSW||1.5|
|2nd||Ivanhoe Northcote Canoe C||VIC||68.25|
|3rd||Victorian Sprint Paddlers||VIC||61|