|18 Jun 2013||Resignation of Professor Keith Lyons from AC board|
|16 Jun 2013||'Greatest moment of my life racing in that final'|
|13 Jun 2013||Important information about your AC Log Book|
|10 Jun 2013||Introducing the Aussie Wildwater Team|
|6 Jun 2013||Dangerous flooding in Prague|
|6 Jun 2013||Nominations open for 2014 SAHOF scholarship and mentoring program|
|24 May 2013||June sprint selection race|
Resignation of Professor Keith Lyons from AC board
Australian Canoeing director Professor Keith Lyons has tendered his resignation from the board due to family matters.
Australian Canoeing director Professor Keith Lyons has tendered his resignation from the board due to family matters. Keith will be relocating and spending time with his family over the next few months. Danielle Woodward OAM, (President, Australian Canoeing) has reluctantly accepted Keith’s resignation from the board.
According to Woodward “Keith’s ability to easily comprehend and resolve complex matters will be sadly missed. He provided a wonderful balance to the Board through his thought provoking nature and high intelligence. There is no doubt that Australian Canoeing is a far better organisation from his involvement.”
Keith has been involved in teaching physical education, human movement studies and sport studies since he graduated from Loughborough College of Education in 1975. Keith has a special interest in the use of educational technology in teaching, coaching and learning and has completed a PhD at the University of Surrey.
Keith has been the Coordinator for the Performance Analysis Unit at the Australian Institute of Sport as well as Head of the Department of Biomechanics and Performance Analysis. As well as lecturing at a number of universities in the UK Keith became the Professor of Sport Studies at the University of Canberra in 2009, the year in which he also became the founding director of the National Institute of Sport Studies.
As such Keith has a wealth of knowledge, insight and experience which he has shared in his position with Australian Canoeing over the years. Keith first moved to Australia in 2002 and coached Australian canoe slalom athletes for a number of years. More recently his work has been focused on “the opportunities the social web provides to share and explore ideas in teaching, coaching and learning.”
Australian Canoeing extends its best wishes to Keith and his family. His presence and contributions will certainly be missed but AC looks forward to seeing Keith amongst the canoeing community in the future.
'Greatest moment of my life racing in that final'
Robert McIntyre has stepped up to a new level of competition and made his first World Championship final in Solkan, Slovenia.
McIntyre put down a sharp qualification first run time of 62.64 seconds which was the 7th fastest time of the qualification.
“A couple of tiny errors probably cost me a few more ranks but I could not be happier. Greatest moment of my life racing in that final”
McIntyre partly attributes his success to his well planned season.
“coming to Europe to train and compete one month before the race is really paying dividends.”
Reigning world champion Nejc Znidarcic ultimately took the lead with 3 paddlers left with a time of 62.10 seconds and held that until the last run to be made by the Olympic Flatwater Sprint kayaker Maxime Richard from Belguim. In an exciting final run Maxime clinched the world championship with a blistering run of 61.50.
The World Wildwater Sprint Championships commenced on Friday. The previous evening saw the opening ceremony in the town square of Solkan where some 180 athletes representing 21 nations gathered. After the welcoming speeches from local and ICF dignitaries the athletes and local crowd were treated to entertainment from local dance companies.
Day 2 of the event saw the C1W, K1M and C1M. Australian K1M competitor Thomas Mountney finished in 26th place with a time of 64.97 seconds closely followed by Alex McIntyre in 32nd place in 65.34 seconds.
The C1M was taken out by Normen Weber (Germany) in a time of 68.05, followed by Guillaune Alzingre (France) and Blaz Cof (Slovenia) who also races internationally in slalom.
Some familiar names found themselves on the podium in the C1W, with the 1st and 2nd place winners from last year’s sprint World Championships repeating their performances. Marjolene Hecquet of France took the win for the second year in a row, with a time of 76.77 seconds in front of teammate Julie Paoletti and Switzerland’s Sabine Eichenberger.
Important information about your AC Log Book
The Australian Canoeing log book feature will cease to operate on 1st August.
Australian Canoeing will be terminating the education log book feature. This is due to limited take up of the service and our desire to put our efforts in to other areas of our website provision.
When AC first launced our log book feature in 2005, there were limited options to store log books in the "cloud". This has now changed, and there are a large number of options out there. We recommend you move your data to Google Drive although Microsoft and Apple both have equivelant services.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause but we look forward to providing you with imporved services in other areas in the future.
The last date to transfer data is the 1st August 2013.
Dangerous flooding in Prague
ICF statement in response to the recent floods at the 2013 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championship venue in Prague.
Simon Toulson, ICF General Secretary, said:
Nominations open for 2014 SAHOF scholarship and mentoring program
Australian Junior Athletes (U/21) are invited to apply for The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program for 2014.
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) is an organisation which recognises Australia’s greatest sporting achievers, thereby preserving and celebrating the history of Australian sport and inspiring the next generation of sportapeople.
Applications are now open for the SAHOF Scholarship and Mentoring Program, which provides 12 months of encouragement and funding, including mentoring from a SAHOF member, valued at over $10, 000. Applications close 5pm Friday 19th July, 2013.
The program’s sponsors Etihad Airways and Victoria University assist SAHOF in providing 5 scholarship holders with:
· Personal Mentoring by a SAHOF Member
· $5,000 sporting expenses grant
· On-stage presentation of Scholarship & Certificate at The SAHOF Induction & Awards Gala Dinner – 10th October, Crown Palladium, Melbourne (travel costs met by SAHOF)
· One return flight within the Etihad Airways network
· Assigned SAHOF Scholarship Holder logo for agreed use
Scholarships apply from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Australian athletes aged under 21 as at Dec 31, 2013 are eligible.
The program was first introduced in 2006, and since then scholarship holders have been privileged to be mentored by Australian sporting legends such as Catherine Freeman, Susie O’Neill, Rechelle Hawkes, David Parkin, Robert de Castella, Bruce McAvaney, Nick Farr-Jones, Andrew Gaze, Liz Ellis, Mick Doohan and SAHOF Chairman, John Bertrand.
Last year canoe slalom Olympic Silver medalist Jessica Fox was nominated for SAHOF’s Don award
Please see below for the nomination form.
June sprint selection race
To enter this event click the 'entries' link below.
1) This is a selection event first and formost. Non-selection athletes may enter however, your entry will be conditional on there being an available space in the race.
2) All athletes must enter K1 or C1 race.
3) Team boats recommendations are to be submitted by coaches only for the Selection Panel to approve to firstname.lastname@example.org. This must be in by close of entries.
Use our classifieds to find a job or promote a vacancy
Your local club can help you improve your paddling
Let us help you with the first steps
Join our Newsletter to get the latest news and info