History

The Australian Canoe Federation (ACF) was formed on 10 September 1949 at a meeting held in New South Wales. South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales were represented. Affiliation with the International Canoe Federation (ICF) quickly followed.

During these early stages racing (sprint) and marathon were the main disciplines of Australian Canoeing within the Federation. The first Australian Sprint titles were held in 1951. Sprint was also included in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, in which Dennis Green and Walter Brown gained a bronze medal for Australia in the now discontinued K2 10,000 metre event. The canoeing world was nonplussed at the performance of the Australian team who reached the finals of all events in their first international competition.

During the sixties, the arrival of commercially available glass fibre made it possible to construct canoes and kayaks more easily. As a result the sixties were a boom period for the sport. Slalom competition became increasingly popular. However, the seventies were probably the biggest boom period. Whitewater canoeing developed extensively as boat designs improved. Touring rivers became very popular and a need for better skills and knowledge to increase safety was recognised.

In January 1973 the Nepean Canoe Club announced a Safety Award Scheme. A member of the club who had been involved in canoeing in Britain helped develop the program, based on the British Canoe Union scheme. The scheme included awards for sea canoeing and inland waters. The south Australian Canoeing Association also had an award scheme based on the BCU model at this time. AN ACF Annual Report later that year identified a need for grading paddlers in some way. A safety committee was formed and later became the Australian Board of Canoe Education, adopting the Nepean Canoe Club’s Scheme for National use.

At its peak, in the 1980’s the Australian Canoe Federation had 115 affiliated clubs coming from every state. Competition began to mature throughout the eighties and results at Olympic level included a silver medal at the Moscow Olympics (John Sumegi), a bronze at the Los Angeles Olympics (Grant Kenny & Barry Kelly in K2), and a silver gold medal in Seoul (Grant Davies). In marathon, Australia became a dominant force with numerous medals. John Jacoby made history by winning the World K1 Marathon titles four times.

As a result of those and other successes at international level canoeing became recognised as one of the super seven sports thus gaining further funding as it entered the nineties. An Australian Institute of Sport satellite unit for Sprint was created in the late eighties on the Gold Coast and as a result of the inclusion of slalom canoeing in the Barcelona Olympics a small unit was established for slalom in Tasmania in 1990. The Barcelona Olympics were the second to include slalom, the first being the Munich Olympics in 1972. The Barcelona Olympics bore a gold medal (Clint Robinson), a silver medal (Danielle Woodward) and a bronze medal (Steve Wood, Ian Rowlings, Ramon Andersson, Kelvin Graham).

The World Marathon Championships in Brisbane and a World Cup Slalom in Tasmania, both held in 1992, established Australia’s competence at conducting major international events.

In 1996, the Australian Canoe Federation at its Annual General Meeting adopted a new Constitution and changed the name of the association to Australian Canoeing Inc.

On 1st July 2015, Australian Canoeing Inc became a company limited by guarantee, becoming known as Australian Canoeing Limited.

Structure

Australian Canoeing Limited encompasses all the disciplines of the sport of canoeing. Committees exist for each major discipline and are responsible to the Board for administering and fostering the development of that discipline. Each state has its own Association, which is directly affiliated to Australian Canoeing. Each state association has committees to administer and foster the major disciplines in its state. These state committees work together with their corresponding Australian Canoeing committee. Clubs affiliate with their state bodies and hence are affiliate to Australian Canoeing.

The Australian Board of Canoe Education (ABCE) provides an award scheme and promotes education within the organisation. Safety is promoted extensively by the ABCE. Each state Association conducts various programs of instruction and assessment. Collectively, the state Associations and AC work together to provide a common direction for canoeing in Australia.

Canoe Disciplines

Touring, Canoe Polo, Flatwater Racing, Canoe Slalom, Freestyle, Wildwater Racing, Sea Kayaking, Canoe Sailing, and Canoe Marathon are all under the one umbrella of Australian Canoeing.

Sprint canoeing is probably one of the best known competitive canoeing disciplines in Australia. This is probably due to its inclusion in the Olympic Games since 1936, including the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Australia has had good Olympic results in more recent Games. Sprint canoeing is all about speed on flat water over distances of 500 metres and 1000 metres. The craft that have developed are sleek and fast but unstable. Sprint kayakers use specially designed ‘wing’ paddles for extra power and efficiency. K1, K2 and K4 are the most popular classes of sprint kayaking but there are also canoe classes, C1 and C2.

Recent Results at International Level

The 1996 Atlanta Olympics were one of the most successful Olympic campaigns for sprint racing with every boat making the final of their event. Three of the boats collected bronze medals – Clint Robinson (K1 1000m), Daniel Collins and Andrew Trim (K2 500m) and Anna Wood and Katrin Borchert (LK2 500m).

The success at the Atlanta Olympics was followed up by a strong performance at the 1997 World Championships inCanada, with a team comprising only half of the Olympic team from the year before. Andrew Trim and Daniel Collins won gold in the K2 500m, Katrin Borchert and Anna Wood won two silver medals in the K2 500m and 1000m, the men’s K4 1000m collected a bronze medal and Jacqui Mengler won bronze in the non-Olympic event LK1 200m.

Foundation Stone (To 1949)

Initial records show Ross Chenoworth, on behalf on the Victorian Amateur Canoe Association, wrote to Betty Baynes, Secretary, River Canoe Club (NS) proposing the formation of a Federal Association on 7 July, 1947.

Chenoworth pursued this dream with enthusiasm and persistence.  By May 1949, contact had been made with four States (Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland) and an agreement reached to form an Australian Canoe Federation.

An added impetus to this development was the necessity for an Australian Canoe organisation to be affiliated with the International Canoe Federation prior to the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.  The Australian Olympic Federation was also encouraging a national body from which Olympic athletes could be selected, and officials designated to plan and organise the canoe events at these Games.

Subsequently on 10 September 1949, delegations from the Victorian Amateur Canoe Association and the NSW Association of Canoe Clubs met at the home of Harry Savage in Bexley NSW o finalise the Constitution.  The inaugural meeting of the Australian Canoe Federation followed this workshop.

Delegation Members:

NSW: Os Brownlee, Max Hill, Albert Jopkins, Max Nathan, Frank Pinder, Ted Riley

Victoria: Ross Chenoworth, Arthur Howard, J Riddle, George Varcoe

Queensland and South Australia: Apologies received

Minutes of Inaugural Meeting of the Australian Canoe Federation 10 September 1949.

 

Present: NSW Delegates: Max Hill and Ted Riley
Victorian Delegates: Ross Chenoworth and George Varcoe

 

Constitution: G Varcoe moved that the Constitution as agreed upon by the delegates fro the Victorian Amateur Canoe Association and New South Wales Association of Canoe Club be adopted. Seconded by M Hill and carried.

It was agreed that as soon as possible copies of the Constitution should be circulated to the respective State Association, particularly South Australia and Queensland, so that they can adopt it and immediately elect their delegates.

The following officers were elected:

 

Officers: President: George Varcoe (V.A.C.A.)
Vice Presidents: Os Brownlee (N.S.W.A.C.C.)
Bill Morrow (S.A.A.C.C.)
Hon. Secretary-Treasurer Ross Chenoworth (V.A.C.A.)

 

G Varcoe then took over the position of Chairman.

Finance: R Chenoworth suggested that £25/-/- would be required to meet initial expenses.  After Ted Riley had pointed out that NSW Delegates would, under no circumstances, agree to unnecessary early payment of Affiliation fees to the ICF, he moved that the levee be 6d. for each financial member in the Canoe Club s affiliated with each State Association.  Seconded by M Hill and carried.

Racing Rules: It was unanimously agreed that the Victorian Amateur Canoe Association would be responsible for the racing rules as required in clause 10 (a) of the Constitution.  Three members would be co-opted by the President and Hon. Secretary-Treasurer under clause 5(b)9 of the Constitution.

Owing to the lateness of the hour the meeting was closed at 12:00am.

Ross Chenoworth
Hon. Secretary-Treasurer

International Debut (1949-1959)

Australian canoeists appeared on the international scene at the 1956 Olympic Games, gaining notoriety with a bronze medal to Dennis Green and Walter Brown in the K2 10,000m event. Edith Cochrane finished 5th in the LK1500m event.  Team Management and Officials were selected from the NSW and Victorian Canoeing family.

In 1958, George Varcoe was elected as Australia’s first representative to the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Board of Management, following four years acting in the role of ICF correspondent.

The Australian Canoe Federation affiliated with the ICF in 1951, which proved to be a year of much activity of the home front.  The first national Sprint Championships were held at Lake Albert (Victoria) on 23 March with the four member States represented. In November 1951, the ACF recognised the first marathon event – known as the Australian Jubilee 100-mile Marathon Canoe Race (Penrith to Peats Ferry Bridge, Brooklyn, NSW).

By the end of 1953 both Queensland and South Australia had not renewed their membership of the ACF and were not reinstated until 1961 (South Australia) and 1983 (Queensland).

In conjunction with the Australian Sprint Championships at Penrith 23-25 April 1955, the first National Slalom Championships were conducted by the Cruising Canoe Club (NSW) downstream below the Penrith weir.

Of interest, in 1956 a racing K1 from Denmark cost £41.00, but import tax to Australia increased the price to £161.00.

By 1959 State Affiliation fees to the ACF were £10.00.

New Technology (1959-1969)

By the early 1960’s, fibreglass technology had revolutionised boat construction and provided a fast and economical means of manufacturing canoes for either competition or Whitewater touring.  Canoe clubs made boat moulds readily accessible to members, leading to a noticeable increase in canoe numbers and on-water activity across all disciplines.

Three Olympic Games were held in this decade – 1960 Rome, 1964 Tokyo and 1968 Mexico City.  At each Olympic Games, Australian canoeists performed well, with John Southwood and Adrian Powell gaining the best result with the place in the Men’s K2 at the Mexico Olympic event.

This was a steady time of development with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) joining the ACF in 1963 and Western Australia on board by 1967.

In 1964 a Safety Committee was established primarily to develop a Safety Code for Canoeing which was endorsed in 1966.

The Victorian Sailing Canoe Club formed an ACF sub-committee for Canoe Sailing in 1969.  The success of this venture is difficult to determine as scant mention is made in later records.

Growth and Expansion (1969-1979)

Tremendous growth and development took place fro 1970 with new clubs formed in all States and the discipline of Slalom and Wildwater Racing recognised with committee status by the ACF.

This growth coincided with recognition by the federal Government in 1974 with a grant $6400 for international team travel and $4967 for State Teams travel to National Championships. In 1975 this grant to canoeing increased t $18,997 before a complete withdrawal of support for national sporting associations by the Federal Government in 1976.

In 1971 the ACF recognised the founding fathers with Life membership and John Egger was the first Australian representative to compete at the World Championships in Slalom and Wildwater Racing, Merano, Italy.

The Munich Olympic Games in 1972 witnessed a sprint racing team of 7 competitors and the debut of slalom on the Olympic program.  Frank Whitebrook and Helen Brownlee were appointed as slalom judges at Augsburg.  Dennis Green competing in his 5th Olympic Games carried the Australian Flag in the Opening Ceremony.

Tasmania joined the ACF in 1972 giving a total of 6 State affiliations.

Helen Brownlee won the 1st international slalom medal with 3rd in LK1 teams event at Llangollen, Wales in 1972.  this era was a time of significant growth for slalom with a team of 5 athletes competing in the 1973 World Championships at Muotathal, Switzerland and the first World Championship medal won by Kym Purdy and Stuart Dry with 3rd place in 1977 for Men’s C2 at Spittal, Austria.

In 1974 the first sprint team (8 athletes) to compete at ICF Regattas in Romania, Yugoslavia and Germany qualified in the Men’s K4 crew at all finals.  Buoyed by this successful debut, a Junior Sprint Team (6 athletes) competed at the 1975 Junior World Championships, Rome with placing’s in Men’s K1, Ladies K2, Men’s K4 and Ladies K1 events.

The 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal saw a reversal to sprint racing events only a team of 8 athletes in K2, LK2 and K4 events.

An ACF Award Scheme Handbook was published in 1976 following the establishment of the Board of Canoe Education in 1975.  by 1978 six States were conducting canoe courses and Award exams.

Helen Brownlee was the first woman ever appointed to an ICF technical Committee in 1976 as a member of the Slalom and Wildwater Committee.

Marathon achieved full committee status in 1979 and a Canoe Polo Steering Committee was established following an interstate competition at Brady’s Lake (Tasmania) between NSW, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

World Championships (1979-1989)

During the 1980’s the Federation was promoted to international prominence through the success of our athletes on world level competitions and the achievements of individuals who made significant contributions to the development of the ICF across all disciplines.  By close of the era, the ACF held claim to six current World Champions and gained recognition by the Federal Government as one of seven sports to receive increased funding for elite development programs, over and above the normal grant allocation.

The 1980 Moscow Olympic Games heralded a new era for Australian Sprint canoeing when all athletes reached finals and John Sumegi won silver in the Men’s K1 500m.

A National Coaches Panel was established as a forerunner to the development of accreditation course for coaches across Australia and the inclusion of sprint canoeing as an Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) program in 1987.

In 1980 the first national Canoe Polo Championships were conducted at Easter 1981 on the Murray River.

1981 also saw the commencement of publication of ‘The Australian Canoeist’ magazine.

Due to the increased workload on the honorary administration it was necessary to employ a part-time administrative assistant (Mandy Linden) in 1982.  this move eventually led to a full time National Executive Director (Joan Morrison) in 1986 and the establishment of an office in Sports House, Sydney.

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games continued the winning streak with Barry Kelly and Grant Kenny 3rd in the K2 1000m sprint. To be bettered at the Seoul Olympics in 1988 by Grant Davies (2nd in K1 1000m) and Kelvin Graham and peter Foster (3rd in K2 1000m).

John Jacoby led the charge in world marathon events winning the men’s K1 World Cup for three successive years before claiming the World Championship crown I 1988.  Jane Hall also won gold at the 1988 Marathon World Championships in LK1 with Denise Cooper and Gayle Mayes making the trifecta in the LK2.

In an historic appointment, Helen Brownlee was elected President of the Australian Canoe Federation in 1985 and then elected to the ICF Board as their first female director in 1988.

Martin Hunter successfully concluded the era by winning the Men’s K1 500m World Championships crown, the same year as the opening of the AIS Canoe Unit facility on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Olympic Gold (1989-1999)

As a fitting climax to the elite athlete development programs, Clint Robinson claimed Australia’s first Olympic gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games in the Men’s K1 1000m.

No to be outdone, Danielle Woodward, in Australia’s debut at Olympic slalom events, brought home silver with two perfect runs in the LK1 and the Men’s K4 1000m (Kelvin Graham, Ian Rowling, Ramon Andersson and Steve Wood) snatched bronze in a superb team effort on the Olympic regatta course.

The 1990’s commenced with a move of office to the newly located Sports House at Wentworth Park, Ultimo in 1991. That same year the CIF Board Meeting was conducted in Sydney and Mike Mills-Thom wins gold in the Men’s K1 World Marathon Championships in Berlin.

Australia hosted the 1992 World Marathon Championships in Brisbane where Steve Wood and Ramon Andersson claimed gold in the Men’s K2.

The Australian Olympic Committee established in 1993 a Gold Medal Plan to support athlete preparation and participation following the announcement of Sydney as the Host City for the 2000 Olympic Games.

In 1994, the Australian Men’s and Women’s Teams claimed victory in the inaugural World Canoe Polo Championships in Sheffield, Great Brittain.  Gold medals were also won in sprint and marathon World Championships, the Sydney International Regatta Centre at Penrith was opened and Uncle Toby’s introduced the OzKayak program.  Jacqui Mengler became Australia’s first Junior Sprint Champion in the LK1 500m in 1995 at Yamanashi, Japan.

The highlight of 1997 was the reinstatement of canoe slalom on the 2000 Olympic Games program after months of negotiation with the deal brokered between the ICF, Penrith City Council and the NSW Government.  Construction of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium commenced in late June 1998, with the 1999 Australian Team Selection event conducted in Easter of 1999.

The Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 achieved three bronze medals by Clint Robinson (K1 1000m), Andrew Trim and Daniel Collin (K2 500m) and Katrin Borchert and Anna Wood (LK2 500m)

Australia hosted two World Championships in 1996, Canoe Polo in Adelaide, SA and Canoe Sailing at Port Stephens, NSW. The Australian Men’s Canoe Polo Team retained their World Title in 1996 and again in 1998.  The Women’s Team placed second in 1996 and then regained their supremacy with a golden win in 1998 in Portugal.

Successful sprint team competed in the 1997, 1998 and 1999 World Championships where Katrin Borchert and Anna Wood established a solid hold on the LK2 events.

By 1998 some 320 canoeing coaches were officially accredited and the strategic plan ‘Paddling Towards 2000’ was finalised.

In these final years all efforts were focused on the preparation of elite sprint and slalom paddlers leading into the 1999 Olympic Qualification events with the prize of Olympic gold in 2000, as well as the accreditation of officials for the conduct of the Olympic canoe/kayak events in Penrith.

A fitting finale to 1999 saw all kayak boats qualified for the 2000 Olympic sprint events (Australia was only one of four nations to achieve this) and all boats (K1, LK1, C1 and C2) qualified for the 2000 Olympic slalom events.

2013-2014

Canoeist of the Year – Non-Olympic Discipline or Class Ken Wallace
Canoeist of the Year – Olympic Discipline or Class Jessica Fox
Coach of the Year Myriam Fox
Instructor and Guide of the Year Adrian (Conal) Gain
Junior Canoeist of the Year – Non-Olympic Discipline or Class Alexandra Broome
Junior Canoeist of the Year – Olympic Discipline or Class Kate Eckhardt
Paracanoeist of the Year Curtis McGrath
Team of the Year Open Mens K2 1000m (Ken Wallace and Lachlan Tame)
Service to Canoeing Anton Holmes, David Gibbs, Steve Vegh,
Award Of Merit Junior Australian K4 team (Sean Lohse, Jayden Ellis, Jy Duffy and Riley Fitzsimmons), LOC of the 2014 Canoe Slalom Junior & U23 World Championships
Technical Official Of the Year Sue Natoli, Ian Hume
Photo of the Year Dean Tonkin
People’s Choice Award Curtis McGrath
President’s Award Hydro Tasmania

2012-2013

Award of Merit  Andrea Wood, Bruce Cameron, Jez and Matthew Heard
Canoeist of the Year (Non Olympic)  Michael Leverett
Canoeist of the Year (Olympic)  Ken Wallace and Jessica Fox
Coach of the Year  Jimmy Owens and Myriam Fox
Excellence Award  Anthea Courtney
Junior Canoeist of the Year (Non Olympic)  Sebastian Spinks
Junior Canoeist of the Year (Olympic)  Rebecca Mann
Master Canoeist of the Year  Julie Jenkinson
ParaCanoeist of the Year  Kara Kennedy
Peoples Choice Award  Ken Wallace
Photo of the Year  Sarah Woolford
Presidents Award  Helen Brownlee
Service to Canoeing  Peter Grant
Special Recognition  Jim Murphy
Team of the Year  Junior Women C1 (Georgia Rankin, Noemie Fox and Alexandra Broome)
Technical Official of the Year  Mark Murray

2011-2012

Canoeists of the Year (Olympic Discipline) Jessica Fox & Murray Stewart
Canoeists of the Year (Non-Olympic Discipline) Rosalyn Lawrence
People’s Choice Award Jessica Fox
Junior Canoeist of the Year (Olympic Discipline) Jessica Fox
Junior Canoeist of the Year (Non-Olympic Discipline) Bill Bain
Paracanoeist of the Year Kara Kennedy
Master Canoeist of the Year Brian Norman
Team of the Year Canoe Sprint K4M 1000m – Jacob Clear, Tate Smith, David Smith, Murray Stewart & Jimmy Owens (coach)
Coach of the Year Myriam Fox
Technical Official of the Year Jerry Dunn
Award of Merit Ramon Andersson
Excellence Award Sue Natoli & Paul O’Keeffe
Services to Canoeing Graham Benedich, Sally Gardner, Ian Hume, Jonathan Mayne & Rachel Wilks
Photo of the year Adele Ross  – Antarctica
President’s Award John Newton

2010/2011

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Alana Nicholls (Olympic)
Ros Lawrence (Non Olympic)
See achievements here
Junior Canoeist of the Year Jessica Fox (Olympic)
Catherine McArthur (Non Olympic)
See achievements here
People’s Choice Award Rosalyn Lawrence See achievements here
Para Canoeist of the Year Brock Ingram See achievements here
Master Canoeist of the Year Michael Leverett See achievements here
Olegas Truchanas Canoeing Award Terry Bolland See achievements here
Special Initiatives to Promote Canoeing Queensland CanoeingCanoe Tasmania See achievements here
Coach of the Year Ramon Anderson See achievements here
Team of the Year Canoe Slalom Women’s C1 See achievements here
Services to Canoeing
  • Christine Duff
  • John Newton
  • Kevin Crisp
  • Fran White
  • Tony White
  • Peter Carter
  • Paul O’Keeffe
  • Rob Watson
See achievements here
Award of Merit Peter Martin See achievements here
President’s Award Sue Lyons See achievements here

2009/2010

AWARD

RECIPIENT

Canoeist of the Year Jessica Fox and Ken Wallace
Junior Canoeist of the Year Jessica Fox
Master Canoeist of the Year David Hobbs
Coach of the Year Myriam Fox
Team of the Year WK1 Senior Team Sarah Grant, Jessica Fox and Kate Lawrence
Excellence Award Andrea Wood
Award of Merit George Bradilovic, Alyce Burnett and Leanne Guinea
Services to Canoeing Jason Dicker, Martin Finn and Sue Natoli
President’s Award Jeremy Dunn

2008/2009

Award Recipient
Canoeist of the Year Ken Wallace & Rosalyn Lawrence
Junior Canoeist of the Year Jessica Fox
Master Canoeist of the Year Richard Barnes
Coach of the Year Guy Wilding
Team of the Year David Smith and Luke Morrison- K2 Sprint
Servies to Canoeing Anthea Courtney
Excellence Award Duncan Cochrane
Award of Merit Gill Milne & Kate Barclay
Olegas Truchanas Canoeing Award Andrew McAuley (posthumously Awarded)
President’s Award John Borojevic

2007/2008

Award Recipient
Canoeist of the Year Ken Wallace
Junior Canoeist of the Year Danielle Polson
Coach of the Year Jimmy Owens
Team of the Year The 2008 Olympic Canoe/Kayak Team

2006/2007

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Robin BellTanya Faux (Olympic disciplines)(Non-Olympic disciplines)
Junior Canoeist of the Year Lani Belcher
Coach of the Year Andrea McQuitty
Peter Petho
2006
2007
Team of the Year Men’s Wildwater K1:Dan Hall, Ben Maynard, Matthew French 2006
Junior C1 Slalom:Ethan Hodson, Jonathon Davies, Ian Borrow 2007
Services to Canoeing Jerry DunnGeoff Jones
Coach Education Merit Award Mike Druce
Excellence Award Tom Hirrschoff, Sue Lyons
Award of Merit Sue Natoli, Ken Sullivan
President’s Award Ian Hume

2005/2006

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year
Junior Canoeist of the Year
Coach of the Year
Team of the Year
Excellence Award
Award of Merit
President’s Award

2004/2005

Award Recipient
Canoeist of the Year Robin Bell
Junior Canoeist of the Year David Smith
Coach of the Year Mike Druce
Official of the Year Bev Pallister

2003/2004

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Nathan Baggaley For the third successive year, New South Wales Institute of Sport and Australian Institute of Sport athlete Nathan Baggaley was honoured as the Canoeist of the Year.  Nathan began 2004 ranked as the world number two in the 2003 World Cup rankings and has improved through the season to be ranked equally first.Nathan has been bestowed this honour for his outstanding performances during the World Cup circuit and in particular for his performances at the Athens Olympic Games where Nathan won the Silver medal in the Final of the K1 500m the Silver medal in the Final of the K2 500m and came fourth in the Final of the K1 1000m at the Athens Olympics.
Junior Canoeist of the Year Tegan Fraser Joint 2003 Junior Canoeist of the Year, Tegan Fraser from Bendigo was once again honoured as the Junior Canoeist of the Year. Named in both the 2004 Australian Junior Flatwater Canoe/Kayak Team and the 2004 Australian Junior Marathon Canoe/Kayak Team, Tegan competed throughout Europe for Flatwater and shortly afterwards in Norway for the Junior World Marathon Championships.Tegan was the outstanding Junior at the World Marathon Championships where she became the second Australian female dual medallist in the same year by winning a Silver medal in the K2 and Bronze medal in the K1.
Coach of the Year Richard Fox The Coach of the Year is Awarded to Richard Fox for his contribution as Head Coach of the Australian Slalom Team at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, the most successful Australian Teams result at an Olympic Games.With four debut-Olympians and one dual Olympian, Richard oversaw the teams’ successful performances of Fourth in the C1, eighth in the Women’s K1, 9th in the Men’s K1 and twelfth in the Men’s C2.Richard has also been the AIS and Australian National Head Coach for Canoe Slalom from 2001 to 2004, the Head Coach at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Canoe Slalom Teams and the National Coach in Australia since 1998. A former Slalom World Champion, he won five individual and five team world titles for Great Britain in the men’s kayak event between 1981 and 1993.Congratulations to the 2004 Australian Canoeing Canoe Sport Award Winners for 2004.
Team of the Year MK2 Sprint The Team of the Year is Awarded to Nathan Baggaley and Clint Robinson for their performance in winning Silver in the Final of the K2 500m at the Athens Olympic GamesFour-time Olympian, Clint Robinson teamed up with dual Olympian Nathan Baggaley to contest the K2 500m at the Athens Olympic Games.  A dynamic duo both in surf events and canoeing, the rough water at Athens proved to be a perfect playground for the pair, powering through the water in the Final of the K2 500m to win the Silver medal.  The medal has made Clint our most successful Olympian with Gold, Silver and Bronze to his name and Nathan, Australia’s only Olympian to win dual medals at the same Olympics.
Excellence Award Graham Halford
Award of Merit Olympic Team Members
President’s Award Wennie Van Lint

2002/2003

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Nathan Baggaley New South Wales Institute of Sport athlete, Nathan Baggaley was once again honoured as the Australian Canoeist of the Year for 2003. This is the second successive time Nathan has been bestowed this Award and he has clearly been the standout performer over the past few years. He began the year ranked as world number two after the Flatwater World Cup 2003 rankings were released and continued his outstanding form defending his K1 World Championship title taking gold in the K1 500m and bronze in the K1 1000m at the World Championship in Gainesville, Georgia in September
Junior Canoeist of the Year Tegan Fraser & Luke Morrison The Australian Canoeing Junior Canoeist of the Year was this year jointly Awarded to Victorian youngster Tegan Fraser and Luke Morrison of South Australia. Tegan was selected as one of six short listed for the Young Australian Female Athlete of the Year Award at the 2003 Sport Industry Australia, Australian Sport Awards. Her outstanding silver medal performance at the World Junior Canoe Marathon Championships in Spain in 2003 ensured her nomination for this prestigious Award. Luke also had a fantastic year picking up bronze in the K1 1000m at the World Junior Canoe/Kayak Championship in Japan in 2003 and placed fourth in the K1 500m. The pair are destined for future success and look set to dominate their respective events
Coach of the Year David Foureur David Foureur, coach of Luke Morrison, was Awarded the Australian Canoeing Coach of the Year Award in recognition of his contribution and outstanding achievements toward Luke who was suitably Awarded Junior Canoeist of the year
Team of the Year Criteria not met
Master’s Canoeist of the Year
Criteria not met
Service to Canoeing Award Criteria not met
Coach Education Merit Award Criteria not met
President’s Award Criteria not met

2001/2002

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Nathan Baggaley K1 500m World ChampionNathan’s performances during 2002 included a gold medal in the Men K1 500m at the World Flatwater Championships in Seville, Spain. Nathan also achieved a 5th place in the Men K1 1000m at the same championships
Junior Canoeist of the Year Ashleigh Flowers Ashleigh won the Under 16 Ladies Slalom K1, Wildwater K1 and Slalom C1 and the same events at the Australian Schools Championships. Ashleigh represented Australia at the World Junior Slalom Championships in Poland and was placed 22nd. Ashleigh is a member of the NSW Institute of Sport and the Western Academy of Sport
Coach of the Year Ben Hutchings
Coach to Nathan Baggaley, Ben was Awarded Australian Canoeing’s Coach of the Year Award
Team of the Year Canoe Polo Women’s Team:Caroline CochraneAnne RosserMegan HolmesJo PatrickGail SongbergSarah AlexanderAlison HughesJuliette MakinBriony Turner
Bronze Medal at World Championships
The Australian Canoe Polo women’s team won the Team of the Year Award for their third place at the World Canoe Polo Championships in Essen, Germany
Master’s Canoeist of the Year
Stephanie Finn
Stephanie Finn from SA was Awarded the Master Canoeist of the Year for bringing home a truckload of gold medals from the World Masters Games held in Melbourne. Stephanie won 9 gold medals at the event in both the Flatwater and Marathon disciplines
Service to Canoeing Award Bev Pallister Bev Pallister from NSW was Awarded the Service to Canoeing Award for her many years of service to Slalom Canoeing. A most deserved recognition for Bev’s years of commitment
Coach Education Merit Award Criteria not met
President’s Award Criteria not met

2000/2001

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Robin Bell
Junior Canoeist of the Year Ken Wallace
Coach of the Year Jimmy Owens
Team of the Year Katrin Borchert and Katrin Kieseler
Master’s Canoeist of the Year Criteria not met
Service to Canoeing Award Alexander “Bill” Smith
Coach Education Merit Award Criteria not met
President’s Award Criteria not met
Excellence Award Julian Carter Awarded for contribution to Canoeing as secretary of the Australian Canoeing Canoe Polo Standing Committee from 1984-2000
Excellence Award Dawn Mickleborough Awarded for contribution to Canoeing as secretary of the Australian Canoeing Marathon Standing Committee for many years
Excellence Award Bob Boocock Awarded for contribution to Canoeing as secretary of the Australian Canoeing Slalom Standing Committee for many years
Award of Merit Andrew Trim Olympic Silver Medal – 2000 Sydney Olympic Games
Award of Merit Daniel Collins Olympic Silver Medal – 2000 Sydney Olympic Games
Award of Merit Katrin Borchert Olympic Bronze Medal – 2000 Sydney Olympic Games2001 Flatwater World Championship Medals
Award of Merit Chantal Meek 3rd World Marathon Championships 20003rd World Marathon Championships 2001
Award of Merit Michael Leverett 3rd World Marathon Championships 20002nd World Marathon Championships 2001
Award of Merit Robin Bell 2nd World Freestyle Championships 2001
Award of Merit Katrin Kieseler 2001 Flatwater World Championship Medals

1999/2000

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Katrin Borchert (Flatwater) Katrin won a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in the LK1 500m. She and LK2 crew partner Anna Wood were ranked number 1 in the LK2 1000m (World Cup rankings in 2000). Anna and Katrin achieved a 6th place in the final of the LK2 500m at the Sydney Olympic Games.
Junior Canoeist of the Year Rowena Coghill (Flatwater/Marathon) Rowena represented Australia in both the World Junior Sprint and Marathon Championships in 2000. Rowena placed in the top 10 in all events contested and competed in both single and crew events for both teams.
Coach of the Year John Sumegi (Flatwater) John coached each of Australia’s Canoeing medal winners at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. His highlight performances for the year included silver Men’s K2 500m, Bronze Women’s LK1 500m, finalist Women’s LK2 500m and a World Cup ranking of 1 in the Women’s LK2 1000m.
Team of the Year Andrew Trim and Daniel Collins (Flatwater) Australian K2 500m Crew (Sprint) – Andrew Trim and Daniel Collins won a silver medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in the Men’s K2 500m.
Master’s Canoeist of the Year Ted Jackson (Marathon) and Steve Muir (Wildwater)
Service to Canoeing Award Jim Murphy (Flatwater) Jim has been a regular official at competitions since 1972. He chairs the Australian Canoeing Sprint Committee. In 2000 he delivered a lecture at the National Officiating Workshop and was a member of the Australian Canoeing Sprint High Performance Commission.
Coach Education Merit Award Criteria not met
President’s Award Criteria not met

1998/1999

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Junior Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Coach of the Year Unkown
Team of the Year Unkown
Master’s Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Service to Canoeing Award Unkown
Coach Education Merit Award Unkown
President’s Award Unkown

1997/1998

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Junior Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Coach of the Year John Sumegi
John has dedicated many years of his life to coaching, and the results of this dedication are coming through strongly. At last years World Championships in Hungary, John coached Katrin Borchert and Anna Wood to win the Gold in the K2 event, with Katrin also taking out the LK1 500 event. John’s other Australian Championship crew of Danny Collins and Andrew Trim were also selected for the World Championships. These results are a credit to John and a reward for his long dedication to the sport of canoeing.
John has been praised for his fair play attitude, especially in regards to his athletes. He has proven to be an inspirational role model for up and coming coaches.
Team of the Year Unkown
Master’s Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Service to Canoeing Award Unkown
Coach Education Merit Award Denise Cooper
Denise is heavily involved in the coach education programs in Queensland. She is also involved in an update program for other Queensland coaches, which includes developing and conducting lectures in the latest theory and coaching techniques.
She has been particularly instrumental in the development of the Queensland Academy of Sport Womens Squad. She was also instrumental in the development of the TID program for Junior Development.
President’s Award James (Jimmy) Owens
James Owens is the 1998 winner of the Presidents/1st Year NCAS accredited Award. James was recently appointed Coach of the Queensland Academy of Sport’s Talent Search Squad, in consultation with Denise Cooper and Chelsie Warr (QAS TS Coordinator). Since gaining his level One coaching accreditation, James has committed himself to seeking out more programs or people in which to improve his coaching.
Those at Queensland Canoeing who nominated James (Jimmy) state that his dedication to young paddlers is outstanding. James always provides his athletes with every opportunity to compete in state and national events, as well as providing his athletes with his respect and his ever-expanding coaching knowledge.
Although only new to the Coaching scene, James has proved himself to be a dedicated and enthusiastic coach and an astute apprentice of the sport.
Excellence Award Unkown
Award of Merit Katrin Borchert
Gold Medal – Women’s K2 1000m, 1998 World Sprint Championships
Gold Medal – Women’s K2 500m, 1998 World Sprint Championships
Silver Medal – Women’s K1 500m, 1998 World Sprint Championships
Bronze Medal – Women’s K1 1000m, 1998 World Sprint Championships
Award of Merit Anna Wood
Gold Medal – Women’s K2 1000m, 1998 World Sprint Championships
Gold Medal – Women’s K2 500m, 1998 World Sprint Championships
Award of Merit Bradley BakerAndrew WatersDuncan CochraneKeith McChleryBrett HoughtonSteve GibsonTrent BakerAndrew Kennedy Gold Medal – Men’s Team,1998 World Canoe Polo Championships
Award of Merit
Belinda NessJoanne VartanianCarolyn CochraneCelia Coote
Gail SongbergJanet HummerstonJuliette MakinAnne Rosser
Gold Medal – Women’s Team,1998 World Canoe Polo Championships

1996/1997

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Junior Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Coach of the Year Brett Worth
Brett achieved this Award for the commitment, achievements and enthusiasm he has demonstrated in his coaching endeavours over the last year.
Brett’s coaching achievements were reflected in the excellent results of the NSWIS athletes at various regattas this season. It is a credit to him that many of the National Junior and Senior B Team members came from NSW. All the paddlers have benefited from his coaching and have gained exceptionally good technique and goals to strive towards. Scott Austin nominated you for this Award, not only for your coaching, but also for your dedication to the sport of canoeing through the running of regattas and contribution to Coach Education Programs.
Team of the Year Unkown
Master’s Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Service to Canoeing Award Unkown
Coach Education Merit Award Denise Cooper, QAS Assistant Canoe Coach andLynda Lehmann, WAIS Assistant Canoe Coach
Denise Cooper’s commitment to coaching is reflected in the number of good quality Flatwater Coaches who have become accredited in Queensland every year. It is also a credit to her that Queensland is one of the few States with regular Updating Seminars and Coaching clinics to enhance the career path for coaches and provide up to date information on the latest techniques and technologies.

Queensland Canoeing nominated Denise for this Award for her contribution to coaching at all levels and through various disciplines, including sprint, marathon and outrigger canoeing. Australian Canoeing has also benefited from her valuable input during the course design process of the reviewed Level One Flatwater Course and new Level Two Marathon Units.

In the short time Lynda Lehmann has been in WA, she has directed her energy into setting up a new Coach Education System, which will ensure the long term success of Sprint racing and coach development. ACAWA nominated her for this Award for her contribution to coach and athlete development at the State and Club level. All Coaches who completed the Level One Flatwater Coaching Course in August have benefited from her ongoing support since the course.

Lynda has also contributed to Coach Education at a National Level with her valuable input during the course design process of the reviewed Level One and new Level Two Flatwater Coaching Courses, as well as being the discipline leader at the National Coaching Course Presenter’s Workshop.

President’s Award Peter Fussell Peter Fussell’s commitment to coaching is reflected in the time he devotes to numerous paddlers at all levels of the sport. Geoff Stenson nominated Peter for this Award for his efforts to raise the profile and image of the sport in the community, by providing a positive image of canoeing through his coaching. He has also contributed to Coach Education, by passing on the latest techniques and up to date information learnt from a Coaching Course in Sydney to paddlers and other coaches in his district
Excellence Award Sharyn Bojczenko For her services to the Australian Canoeing Sprint Raing Committee
Award of Merit Chad MeekChad Meek Gold Medal – Men’s K1, 1996 World Marathon ChampionshipsGold Medal – Men’s K2, 1997 World Marathon Championships
Award of Merit Leigh Wilson Gold Medal – Men’s K2, 1997 World Marathon Championships
Award of Merit Andrew Trim Gold Medal – Men’s K2 500m, 1997 World Sprint Championships
Award of Merit Daniel Collins Gold Medal – Men’s K2 500m, 1997 World Sprint Championships
Award of Merit John Felton For his leadership and contribution to the reinstatement of Slalom on the Olympic Games program for 2000<, /td>
Award of Merit Richard Fox For his leadership and contribution to the reinstatement of Slalom on the Olympic Games progr, am for 2000
Award of Merit Roy Farrance For his leadership and contribution to the reinstatement of Slalom on the Olympic Games program for 2000
Award of Merit Helen Brownlee OAM For her leadership and contribution to the reinstatement of Slalom on the Olympic Games program for 2000

1995/1996

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Junior Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Coach of the Year Unkown
Team of the Year Unkown
Master’s Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Service to Canoeing Award Unkown
President’s Award Lauren Sykes Slalom & Wildwater

1994/1995

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Junior Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Coach of the Year Unkown
Team of the Year Unkown
Master’s Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Service to Canoeing Award Unkown

1993/1994

Award Recipient Notations
Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Junior Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Coach of the Year Duncan Cochrane Canoe Polo
Team of the Year Unkown
Master’s Canoeist of the Year Unkown
Service to Canoeing Award Unkown
Coach Education Merit Award Jane FarranceStephen Hemsley Slalom & WildwaterCanoe Polo
President’s Award Sandra Elliott Slalom & Wildwater

Sprint

Canoe Sprint was introduced to the Olympic Games program in 1936 at the Berlin Olympic Games. Australia made its first appearance in Olympic Canoe Sprint competition at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.

Since this first appearance Australia has had 84 athletes participate in Canoe Sprint at the Olympic Games. Many of these representatives have been to more than one Olympic Games.

Our longest serving Olympians are Dennis Green and Adrian Powell who have both been to five Olympic Games. Dennis Green’s first Olympics were the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and his last was the 1972 Munich Olympic Games where he proudly lead the team as the Australian Flag Bearer. Adrian Powell first participated in the Olympic Games in 1960 in Rome and finished his Olympic Games career in 1976 in Montreal.

In 2004 Clint Robinson and Daniel Collins joined Barry Stuart with Four Olympic Games representative honours. Both Clint and Daniel began their Olympic careers at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and recently competed at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Barry Stuart was in Australia’s first Olympic Team in 1956 and finished his career after the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games. Clint has since gone on to compete at his fifth games at Beijing in 2008.

Australia’s first Olympic medal was won in 1956 in Melbourne by Walter Brown and Dennis Green, claiming the bronze medal in the K2 10,000m (now discontinued).

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, 3-time Olympian Kenny Wallace teamed up with surf hero Lachlan Tame in the K2M 1000 to claim a close Bronze.

Australians have won 18 Olympic medals, (2 Gold, 5 Silver and 11 Bronze).

Slalom

Canoe Slalom was introduced to the Olympic Games program in 1972 at the Munich Olympic Games. Due to the immense cost of a man-made courses, the Munich Olympic Games would be the last time that Slalom would appear until the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games in Spain.

Slalom was again taken out of the Olympic Games program after the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games but was reinstated into the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games program in September 1997.

Australia first participated in Olympic Canoe Slalom competition at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.

Since this first Olympic Games appearance Australia has had 16 athletes participate in Slalom Canoe/Kayak at the Olympic Games. Of these representatives five have been to more than one Olympic Games.

Our longest serving Olympian is Danielle Woodward who competed at the Barcelona Olympic Games, Atlanta Olympic Games and the Sydney Olympic Games. Matthew Pallister, Andrew Wilson and Robin Bell have all competed at two Olympic Games and Atlanta Olympic Games.

Australia’s first Olympic medal was won in 1992 in Barcelona by Danielle Woodward. The Victorian won the silver medal in the Women’s Kayak event.

In Beijing in 2008 the Australian Slalom Team had it’s most successful Olympics with Jacquie Lawrence winning Silver in Women’s K1 and Robin Bell picking up a Bronze medal in the Men’s C1.

In London in 2012 Australian produced another medal in the Women’s K1 with Jessica Fox winning a silver medal at only 18 years of age. Jessica also achieved a podium finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics, finishing in 3rd place.

Australian Representative Summary

Athlete State Representative Honours Gold Silver Bronze
Adrian Powell 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976
Alexander Haas Queensland 2012
Allan Livingstone New South Wales 1956, 1960
Alyce Burnett Queensland 2016
Alyssa Bull Queensland 2016
Amanda Rankin Queensland 2004
Amanda Simper Western Australia 2000
Andrew Trim Queensland 1992, 1996, 2000 1 1
Anna Wood Queensland 1992, 1996, 2000 1
Barry Kelly New South Wales 1980, 1984 1
Barry Stuart New South Wales 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968
Brian Harper Victoria 1956
Brian Morton New South Wales 1996, 2000
Bryan Thomas Victoria 1988
Cameron McFadzean Victoria 1996, 2000
Chantal Meek Victoria 2004, 2008 1
Clint Robinson Queensland 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 1 1 1
Crosbie Baulch Victoria 1980
Cynthia Nicholas Victoria 1960
Daniel Bowker Western Australia 2016
Daniel Collins Australian Capital Territory 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 1 1
David Rhodes Queensland 2004
David Smith New South Wales 2008, 2012 1
Denis McGuire New South Wales 1960, 1964
Denise Cooper Queensland 1992
Dennis Green New South Wales 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 1
Dennis Huessner New South Wales 1972, 1976
Edith Pelluso (nee Cochrane) New South Wales 1956
Elizabeth Blencowe Victoria 1984
Ferenc Szeksardi Western Australia 2016
Fred Wasmer Victoria 1964
Gayle Mayes Queensland 1992
Gordon Jeffery Queensland 1964, 1968, 1972
Graham Gillies Queensland 1976
Graham Johnson New South Wales 1972
Grant Davies Queensland 1988 1
Grant Kenny Queensland 1984, 1988 1
Grant Leury Queensland 1996
Hannah Davis South Australia 2008 1
Heidi Sager Victoria 1960
Helen Jacobson New South Wales 1976
Ian Borrows New South Wales 2016
Ian Rowling South Australia 1992 1
Jacob Clear Queensland 2008, 2012, 2016 1
Jake Donaghey Queensland 2012
Jesse Phillips Western Australia 2012
Jessica Fox New South Wales 2012, 2016 1  1
Jimmy Walker New South Wales 1996
John Doak Victoria 1984
John Southwood New South Wales 1968, 1972, 1976
John Sumegi Victoria 1976, 1980 1
John Trail Western Australia 1976
Jordan Wood Queensland 2016
Kate Barclay South Australia 2004
Katrin Borchert Queensland 1996, 2000 2
Keith Jackson Victoria 1956
Kelvin Graham Western Australia 1988, 1992 2
Ken Vidler Western Australia 1980
Ken Wallace Queensland 2008, 2012, 2016 1 2
Kerri Randle Queensland 1992, 2000
Kynan Maley Western Australia 2012
Lachlan Tame New South Wales 2016 1
Lisa Oldenhof Western Australia 2004, 2008 1
Lucien Delfour New South Wales 2016
Luke Young Queensland 2000
Lynda Lehmann Queensland 1992, 1996
Lyndsie Fogarty Queensland 2008 1
Lynette Wagg New South Wales 1964
Margaret Buck Victoria 1964
Markus Faulks New South Wales 1956
Martin Hunter Victoria 1988, 1992
Martin Marinov Queensland 2004, 2012
Martin Ralph Victoria 1984
Max Baldwin New South Wales 1956
Murray Stewart New South Wales 2012, 2016 1
Naomi Flood New South Wales 2012, 2016
Natalie Hunter (nee Wood) Victoria 1996
Nathan Baggaley New South Wales 2000, 2004 2
Paul Gilmour Queensland 1988
Paul Lynch New South Wales 1996
Paula Harvey Victoria 2004
Peter Foster Victoria 1988 1
Peter Gender Victoria 1984
Peter Scott New South Wales 1996, 2000
Phil Coles New South Wales 1960, 1964, 1968
Ramon Andersson Western Australia 1992, 1996 1
Raymond Martin New South Wales 1984
Reuben Collins Victoria 1956
Riley Fitzsimmons New South Wales 2016
Robert Doak Victoria 1984
Robert Lee New South Wales 1980
Robin Jeffery Western Australia 2012
Rodney Fox Victoria 1972
Ross Chaffer New South Wales 2000
Scott Wooden South Australia 1984
Sebastian Marczak New South Wales 2012
Shane Suska New South Wales 2000
Shelley Oates-Wilding New South Wales 1996, 2000
Stephen Bird Western Australia 2012, 2016
Steve Wood New South Wales 1988, 1992 1
Sue Whitebrook New South Wales 1976
Susan Tegg Victoria 2004
Tate Smith Queensland 2008, 2012 1
Thomas Ohman Victoria 1956
Tony Schumacher New South Wales 2008
Torsten Lachmann New South Wales 2008
Vid Juricskay Victoria 1964
Walter Brown New South Wales 1956 1
Warwick Draper Victoria 2004, 2008, 2012
William (Bill) Jones Victoria 1956
Yanda Nossiter New South Wales 1996, 2000

Australian Sprint Medal Tally

YEAR Men Women Total
Total   
Total   
Total
RIO 2016

1

1

1

1

LONDON 2012

1

1

1

1

BEIJING 2008

1

1

2

1

1

1

2

2

ATHENS 2004

2

2

2

2

SYDNEY 2000

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

ATLANTA 1996

2

2

1

1

3

3

BARCELONA 1992

1

1

2

1

1

2

SEOUL 1988

1

1

2

1

1

2

LOS ANGELES 1984

1

1

1

1

MOSCOW 1980

1

1

1

1

MONTREAL 1976

MUNICH 1972

MEXICO CITY 1968

TOKYO 1964

ROME 1960

MELBOURNE 1956

1

1

1

1

Total

2

5

7

14

0

0

3

3

2

5

10

17

Australian Slalom Medal Tally

YEAR Men Women Total
Total   
Total   
Total
RIO 2016

1

1

1

1

LONDON 2012

1

1

1

1

BEIJING 2008

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

ATHENS 2004

SYDNEY 2000

ATLANTA 1996

BARCELONA 1992

1

1

1

MUNICH 1972

Total

1

1

2

2

2

1

3

Danielle Woodward 2008 – Present Victoria
Ian Muir 2007 – 2008 Queensland
Greg Kaeding 1999 – 2006 Western Australia
Helen Brownlee 1985 – 1999 New South Wales
Graham Johnson 1977 – 1985 New South Wales
Gary Gardner 1970 – 1976 Queensland
Frank Whitebrook 1963 – 1969 New South Wales
George Varcoe 1961 – 1962 Victoria
Max Hill 1957 – 1960 New South Wales
George Varcoe 1955 – 1956 Victoria
Os Brownlee 1953 – 1954 New South Wales
George Varcoe 1949 – 1952 Victoria
Greg Doyle 2008 – Present Chief Executive Officer
Kate Heeley 2007 – 2008 Chief Executive Officer
Robert Barnes 2005 – 2006 Chief Executive Officer
Jon Bisset 1997 – 2005 Chief Executive Officer
Colin Wilson 1988 – 1996 Executive Director
Joan Morrison Honorary Secretary General
Phil Coles Honorary Secretary General
Roy Farrance Honorary Secretary General