2016 Australian Canoeing Awards



Duncan Cochrane is an inspiration to everyone involved in canoe polo. He is a prime mover, forward looking, challenging and lifting participation, player skills, game tactics and strength in administration. Passionate about the sport’s potential and growth, he generously encourages and involves everyone in its many aspects—off water and on water.

Duncan makes a continuing contribution as a player, coach, referee and administrator that sees Australia a key player on the world stage. His enthusiasm and energy is picked up by others to get involved and so generates a strong sporting community. More than any other individual, Duncan Cochrane has shaped, and continues to shape, canoe polo in Australia.