Date Posted
30th Jun 2020

Canoe Slalom BOP Prize Giving 2020

On Friday 26th June 2020, Canoe Slalom BOP hosted its annual prize giving night at the Waverley Rooms, Waimarino. With a large turnout, it was great to see the room full and everyone getting to know each other away from the river bank. As the weather as taken a turn for the worse, we couldn't take advantage of the BBQ's but that didn't stop us putting on a great spread with some marinated chicken, a wide spread of salads, pastas and desserts so let’s hope that everyone went home with a full stomach.

The prize giving event is an evening to celebrate the achievements of club members over the past 12 months. It also gives an opportunity to highlight some people who over the past year have gone above and beyond what is required. We would then like to acknowledge the following individuals:

Ann O’Connor –Many of you won’t know her by that name but Aunty Ann, over the past year she has generously given us the use of her back garden and front lawn on 13th Avenue as a pick up and drop off point for paddlers, boats and other gear they may have. Without this resource we would struggle to get to the Kaituna after school sessions during the week. Her continued generosity is much appreciated and we hope she enjoys her flowers.

Julie Harris – Central to the club is our Van and Trailers. These allow us to transport paddlers, boats and gear around the country. Making it easier for people to get involved in the sport and helping those in the sport progress further and further. With two vans and trailers it is a challenge to get somewhere to store these that is secure but also accessible when our coaches need it. We are ever grateful to Julie who has now for over a year allowed us to keep them on her property. Her continued support with this storage is much appreciated and we hope that a bottle of wine is just a small token of our appreciation.

Alongisde these individuals we would also like to thank those within the club that have volunteered to be part of our committees. Canoe Slalom BOP is the largest Canoe Slalom Club in NZ, we have an action packed calendar which wouldn't be possible without all the work you do in the background!!

CSBOP Committee 2019 - Anna Swindells, Jeanette MacLennan, Lyn Egan, Nikki Pateman, Jude Guccione, Teresa Way, Kim Blair , Janette Williams, Cameron Jefferies, Vanessa Benson, Helga Campbell, Ruth O'Reilly, Tracey Hall-Groos, Jack Egan & Hugh Canham

CSBOP Executive Team 2019 - Anna Swindells, Jeanette MacLennan, Lyn Egan, Nikki Pateman, Jude Guccione, Teresa Way

Race Committee - Kim Blair, Teresa Way, Helga Campbell

As noted above it is also a time for us to celebrate the on-water achievements of some of the club members. With so many people achieving such great things in the club from AIMS Games Winners, Development Squad and NPS Members it is truly amazing to see what everyone can achieve in the sport. During the prize giving night it is a great honour for our Coaches Matt and Nadjib to present awards to club members who they think best deserve it. This year’s winners are as follows:

Most Improved – These are the paddler’s that we believed over the past year have made the biggest improvement on the water:

Matt's Nomination -

Kyle Benson

Nico's Nomination -

Jack Chote

Nadjib's Nomination -

Ryan Keading

Most Outstanding – These are the paddler’s we believe through their results in all competitions in the past year have shown through:

Matt's Nomination -

Mike Rankin

Nico's Nomination -

Kiarni Sperling

Tess Pateman

Isabella Bloor

Nadjib's Nomination -

Finn Anderson

Kahlia Cullwick

Coach’s Choice – These are the paddler’s who have the right attitude, are friendly to everyone, give 100% all time and generally are the best club member they can be:

Matt's Nomination -

Kadin Nogaj

Nico's Nomination -

Matthew Jefferies

Nadjib's Nomination -

Lewis Groos

Holly Sheaff

We would like to celebrate these member’s successes and all they have achieved but it is also important to recognize the hard work that everyone puts in week in week out on the water in our coaching programmes.

Here at Canoe Slalom BOP we deliver two separate syllabuses’ to help our club members progress and these are:

Paddle Passport

5 Star Award

The Paddle Passport syllabus is used as an entry level programme to get started into kayaking. There are four levels of the programme and at the completion the participant would have the ability to perform basic kayaking strokes in a flat water environment.

The 5 Star Award is a progression from the paddle passport and for those participants who want to further develop their skills through the sport of Canoe Slalom. This award has 5 levels and set criteria must be met at each level to achieve the award.

This year the following individuals have their Paddle Passport:

Kadin Nogaj

Joe Goodjohn

Joseph Sampson

Asher Smith

We would then like to recognize all those who have completed the following parts of their 5 Star Syllabus:

1 Star Award Recipients

Joe Goodjohn

Joseph Sampson

  

2 Star Award Recipients

Isabella Bloor

Keaton Moore

Jack Chote

Bianca Enright

Tess Pateman

Benny Drake

Kiarni Sperling

Kadin Nogaj

  

3 Star Award Recipients

Ben Moller

Isaac Turnbull

Lea Foxcroft

Grace Adams

4 Star Award Recipients

Pipi Uhl

Kate Hawthorne

Josh Copeman

Eva Guccione

Max Way

Jared Lord

Matthew Jefferies

Ben Goodjohn

Lukas Olson

Corin Rankin

Max Campbell

Finally, we must celebrate the hard work that the following individuals have put in over the past number of years to complete the 5 Star Award and they are:

Vincent Bloor

Ashton Blair

Ryan Keading

Ben Pilbrow

James Senior

Kahlia Cullwick

Holly Sheaff

Cole Anderson

Within Canoe Slalom BOP, we try and provide oppurtunities for our club members to gain the skills necessary to be able to coach our sport so that if they want they can help support our club coaches or in the future they may wish to pursue coaching and be the next club coaches!! As such we would like to congratulate the following who have completed the following Canoe Slalom Coach Development Modules:

River Rescue 1

Ashton Blair

Josh Copeman

Kahlia Cullwick

Matthew Jefferies

Max Campbell

Vincent Bloor

Physical Conditioning Module

Ashton Blair

Ben Pilbrow

Cole Anderson

Finn Anderson

Holly Sheaff

Jacob Guccione

James Senior

Kahlia Cullwick

Kate Hawthorne

Matthew Jefferies

Max Way

Michel Uhl

Vincent Bloor

The Prize Giving Night is an opportunity for us as a Club to recognise and celebrate our members. You as members are what make Canoe Slalom BOP what it is, you are the people who are out on the water giving it all, volunteering your time to help at race days or doing your bit to help the club. For this we just want to thank each and every one of you!!

For a full round up of photos make sure to check out the Canoe Slalom FB Page https://www.facebook.com/Canoeslalombop/


Article added: Thursday 06 June 2019