Duke 4Sport Partnership – Duke Of Edinburgh International Award

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.


Voluntary Service
Event support (timing, registrations, finish spotter etc.)
Board/committee roles
Junior paddling escort/supervisor

Physical Recreation
Squad training
Gym training

Getting Started

To complete your Physical Recreation, Skills and/or Voluntary Service sections with a paddling club, send an email to develop@paddlewa.asn.au 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