Joe Alia has been a member of the canoeing community for over 40 years. He has experience in virtually all the roles within the community, from paddling to coaching, volunteering, club committee work and officiating. He has been heavily involved in marathon competition but also appreciates the role recreational paddling plays in building the presence of canoeing across Victoria.
Joe’s profession background is engineering. He has managed manufacturing businesses throughout his career and has experience owning an engineering business for over 20 years. Joe has extensive experience as a personal trainer with over 30 years coaching experience and over 12 years of sport specific training experience. He enjoys the challenge of creating tailored programs to suit individual needs and setting plans to achieve goals.
Joe would like the board to be seen as more relevant to general paddling and as a place of first call for any issues involving canoeing/kayaking. His main objectives include working towards Canoeing Victoria being seen as the pre-eminent state body in Australian Canoeing and to see a rise in membership across all disciplines in paddling sports.