Duke 4Sport

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Duke 4Sport

PaddleNSW 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 NSW to complete their Physical Recreation, Skills and Voluntary Service sections at all levels of the Award.

Our experienced and skilled members meet Working with Children Check requirements and are willing to be a Participant’s Duke of Ed Assessor.

PaddleNSW Duke of Ed Example Activities

Levels Skills Voluntary Service Physical Recreation
13 hours over 3 months* 
  • Volunteering, Officiating or Coaching
  • Rescue, Safety or First Aid
  • Photography or Videography



  • Volunteering, Officiating or Coaching
  • Event Setup & Packdown Support (entry registrations, course set-up, event timing, finish line etc.)
  • Youth Committee  member
  • Junior paddling escort/supervisor
  • Event / Squad Training
  • PaddleSport State Competition/Series events
  • Paddle Skills clinincs
  • Gym training



26 hours over 6 months* 
52 hours over 12 months* 

* Averaging at least 1 hour per week, 2 hours per fortnight or 4 hours per 28 days.  

Be Involved

Complete your Physical Recreation, Skills and/or Voluntary Service sections at PNSW Harbour Series or PNSW Sprint Series events. Contact the PNSW Office for an event calendar.

Before contacting PaddleNSW you must first be registered with a Duke of Ed Award Centre or the NSW Open Award Centre.