Paddle WA is proud to support the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a global youth development program empowering young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential.
We offer a range of diverse and enjoyable opportunities for Duke of Ed participants across WA to complete their Physical Recreation, Skills and Voluntary Service sections at all levels of the award.
Many of our experienced and skilled paddling members can be the assessor for your Duke of Ed Award, and hold a valid Working With Children Check. Here are some examples of paddling-related activities that can be completed for each of the sections.
Event support (timing, registrations, finish spotter etc.)
Junior paddling escort/supervisor
To complete your Physical Recreation, Skills and/or Voluntary Service sections with a paddling club, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you find a relevant role!
Before contacting us, it is best to be registered as a Participant with a Duke of Ed Award Centre.
George Pankhurst, Australian Canoe Slalom Team Member, with Mr Yaz Mubarakai MLA.
Photo: Katie Brown