Go ahead, give it a go - Paddlepower. That’s the motto of a very successful fun and flexible paddlesport program the Yarrawonga Mulwala Canoe Club has offered young children this autumn.JARED LOUGHNAN April 1, 2014 4:34pm
Introduced by Canoeing Victoria and the Victorian Government, Paddlepower is an exciting scheme that has been designed to meet the needs of young people. It’s colourful and youth centred approach aims to encourage more young people to come into and stay in the Olympic sport of canoeing.
Canoe club coach Tim Roadley said he was overwhelmed at how successful the program has been.
“It is really big in the UK but after conducting it here I can understand why,” Tim said.
“The kids are really excited and have really come a long way in just a short time.
“They are all getting something out of it individually.
“The aim is to introduce all types of paddle sports to the kids. Last week we were doing slalom teaching them to go around buoys. The week before last we did a bit of canoe polo, and this week we are down on the Murray River and will be concentrating on marathon and touring.
“The scheme comprises five awards to support a young paddler’s introduction and progress of paddling.
“After they finish their last session this Wednesday they will have the opportunity to continue over the Easter break with a session held before the club’s Wednesday night come ‘n’ try session which is held at 4.30pm down at the Green Patch,” Tim said.
The local canoe club is also pleased to announce they have successfully been selected to conduct the Australian Sports Commission Active After-School Communities Program for Year 3 children at Sacred Heart Primary School.
Tim said the program is called Helping Kids and Communities Get Active and will start in the first week of Term 2.
For more information about this program you can contact Tim Roadley on 0417 373 376.
Congratulations to the following children who completed the 5 week program.
Cam, Josh, Olivia and Emily Ford from Tungamah
Paige and Torah Duffy from Mulwala
Noah Ferguson from Mulwala
Mac Pendergast from Yarrawonga
James Watt from Yarrawonga
Lachlan Phillipis from Yarrawonga
Ned Deveney from Bundalong
Danielle Harris from Mulwala
Brianna Campbell from Wilby
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