PaddleNSW presents awards to paddlers in five separate categories. The first of which is PaddleNSW Junior (U18) Paddler of the Year, and the 2020/21 recipient is NATALIA DROBOT from Avoca Kayak Club.
At the National Sprint Championships held in Adelaide earlier this year, Natalia won all K1 events in the U18 category (despite being 16).
She also won all K2 and K4 events in the U16 age group and won K4 state v state U18.
In the surf Natalia also won Gold at the Aussie titles on the Ski.
She has a very bright future ahead.