FROM THE PADDLE SA PRESIDENT: INFORMATION BULLETIN

FROM THE PADDLE SA PRESIDENT: INFORMATION BULLETIN

25/10/18

1. Athlete Co Contribution: New paddlers coming to clubs are the responsibility of that
club to receive the basic introductory paddling sessions. If the young person displays
aptitude and a desire to go to the next level we have a coaching structure that is
organised through Paddle SA.
We have a squad of athletes that are ranked either nationally or through the state
body, currently coached by Laurence Fletcher. These athletes pay the co-
contribution of $40 per month and are supported by the National Development
Program (NDP)
West Lakes and Holdfast also have club squads in regular training and these athletes
are also paying $40 per month, and are supported by the State Development
Program (SDP)
Paddlers who just want to paddle for fun will need to fit into their clubs current
programs
Please note it is a condition of our funding that we introduce this system.
2. National Championships Perth: Paddle SA is organising the National and State
Development athletes and are keen to include all SA Junior paddlers who wish to
attend. We will be responsible for accommodation, food, and transport in Perth.
Parents are responsible for booking the airfares (as suggested) and completing the
entries.
At this stage costs apart from airfares will be
$
1. Food 200
2. Accommodation 250
3. Boat transfer to Perth. 150
4. Bus transport in Perth. 120
TOTAL (approx at this stage) 750

The airfares already suggested means the group will travel together with adult
supervision.
To book your spot we will set up a payment scheme that requires a deposit ($150) to
be paid by mid December, with the full amount to be paid before departure. Parents
can stay at the same venue if they wish. Regardless, we will be looking to roster
parents on for cooking the evening meal.
3. Local and National Events: There has been some information around recently that
has identified the variety of jobs that are required for our events. These are
important jobs but also a lot of fun, which is what our sport is about.
Locally: We need people to volunteer for positions for Numbers, Boat
drivers/rescue, starters, photo finish capture/ analysis and judges. I would like to
think we can have such a number that people are not committed for whole days.
Training is on the job but we are also planning a 2 hour officials training/ explanation
evening for parents and athletes to be held at Scout Headquarters, Anderson Av,
Glenelg on Wednesday 14 th November at 7.00pm
NATIONAL (GP1). These same positions plus Pontoon shifting and boat holding are
required as we are the host state.
I will be at the regatta this Saturday. Very happy to answer questions and offer
further information as required.
Jim Murphy
President, Paddle SA

 

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