Rosalie is a well-known paddler in the WA community, having started paddling in 1997 and competed in her first Avon Descent that year. Since then, Rosalie has competed in thirteen Avon Descents, two of which were in power-boats. Rosalie served as the Secretary of Ascot Kayak Club for nine years and was awarded Life Membership in recognition of her contributions to the club. She was a member of the Canoeing WA Board for 5 years which eventually saw her move into the role of Executive Officer. Rosalie has been leading the Paddle WA team since 2012, which in turn has overseen the development of many new paddling initiatives in WA.
Kira has been a part of the paddling community since 2010 when joined Swan Canoe Club. Kira then went on to compete at a National level in Canoe Slalom for the following 8 years. Kira also competed in the Junior World Slalom Championships in 2016 in Krakow, Poland and a year later in 2017 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Kira's passionate about sport and when she's not kayaking, she's climbing, surfing or swimming. Kira loves the feeling where you feel like an extension of your boat thats flowing with the water. Kira has completed a degree in Linguistics at UWA and now brings her passion for communication to the new role of Administration Officer. Give her a buzz with any Paddle related questions.
Assistant Executive Officer
Leonie has been a highly-involved member of the paddling community for many decades, and was the president of Ascot Kayak Club for 8 years. She was inducted as an AKC Life Member upon her resignation to recognise her role in the clubs’ development, and still continues to volunteer and instruct around the club. Leonie is Paddle WA’s most qualified instructor, regularly running PAQS Education courses all across WA, and has overseen the growth of the LiveLighter Paddle Academy. Leonie is a valued member of the Paddle WA Board.