Junior Paddler of the Year – Jack Choate
Paddler of the Year – Demi O’Brien
Club Member of the Year – Geoff Emery
Hero Award – Evi Ferrier
A fun night had by all in late February to celebrate outstanding performance and contribution in 2019. Thank you to all members who have contributed to the Club throughout the year and to those who came along to honour your peers.
Jack’s achievements include selection in the Australian Junior Team for the 2019 Junior Canoe Slalom World Championships in both K1 and C1 and making the semi finals in both disciplines.
Demi achieved success at the Australian Wildwater Nationals (silver and bronze) and the Australian Sprint Nationals (gold) which secured her selection in the Senior World Cup in France and U23 Wildwater World Championships in Bosnia (bronze). Backed up with a 2019 Avon Descent team bronze.
Demi also contributes to the sport through her Paracanoe and Junior coaching.
Geoff has had many roles at the Club over the years and is currently Chair of the Training and Development Committee. Geoff promotes and facilitates the development of members through the Guide and Instructor training programs and he and his team work tirelessly to provide “Intro” courses, trips and tours for all members to enjoy. Geoff always puts his hand up to assist with events, races, open days and all things SCC so is well deserving of this award.
This year saw the introduction of the Hero Award – an open ended award category. For the inaugural award the feat of paddling the most southerly and northerly points of the globe within 24 months of taking up the sport goes to Evi.