2019 Victorian Canoe Marathon Team

The following paddlers have been selected to the 2019 Victorian Canoe Marathon Team to represent Victoria at the 2019 Oceania and Australian Marathon Canoe Marathon Championships in Perth in May.

Paddler Singles Doubles
Emma Murray K1 W U14 TK2 W U14
Gabby Walker K1 W U16 K2 W U16
Emily O’Rourke K2 W U18
Maddie Lamb K2 W U18
Alanna Johnson K1 W U23
Rebecca Mann K1 W Open K2 W Open
Kate Leverett K1 W Open K2 W Open
Nathan Jones K1 M U16 K2 M U16
Brendan Clarke K1 M U23
Michael Leverett K1 M Open K2 M Open
Dominic Scarfe K1 M V55 K2 M V55
John Young K2 M V55

Team Manager: Peter Jones

Selection was based on the paddlers’ performance at the 2019 Victorian Canoe Marathon Championships held at Geelong on 30th and 31st March, according to the Paddle Victoria Marathon Team Selection Policy (available on the Paddle Victoria website). Paddlers were selected for double events on an individual basis (hence a paddler may qualify for team selection for doubles even if their partner did not qualify).

A number of other paddlers paddled very well at the Victorian Championships but either did not seek selection or had not qualified by paddling in sufficient Victorian races over the past year. Emily O’Rourke and Joseph Burton are paddling for NSW in the K1 W U18 and K1 M U18 events.

We wish all paddlers, regardless of their selection to the team or not, the very best at Nationals.

We encourage all paddlers attending Nationals to place their paddling uniform and team wear orders by Friday, 12th April in order to receive their gear in time for the event. Orders can be placed on-line via: https://vic.paddle.org.au/2019/04/03/paddle-victoria-marathon-team-wear/

John Young
On behalf of the Paddle Victoria Marathon committee