Leadership & Coaching Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Paddle Leaders and Coaches Webinar #3, Tuesday 5th July 2022

When: Tuesday 5th July, 19:30 AEST

Topic: We are really fortunate to have Anna Wood, Olympian and Coach Extraordinaire join us for the THIRD webinar in this series. Anna has managed to fit us into her busy schedule as she shuttles back and forth from Europe with the Australian Para-Canoe Team.

Anna will be sharing her experience and knowledge as a physiotherapist, paddler and coach. She will discuss growth in teenagers together with neuromuscular control and joint stability. Then Anna will extend this knowledge to how young bodies adapt to paddling activities and training and the consequences of some common errors and bad habits. This webinar is a MUST for any Paddle Educator who works with young people in kayaks.

Where: Please join Anna’s webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone via

Note: The aim is to keep these webinars to 1 hour. They will be recorded and posted on the PNSW Youtube site. Note that the online booking is for 1.5 hours as a precaution and to also facilitate those of you who wish to stay online and ask Anna further questions.

About Anna: Anna competed in four Olympics. winning two bronze medals together with three World Championship titles. She, together with her doubles partner Katrin Borchert, dominated women sprint kayaking in Australia through the 1990s. Anna has remained active in kayaking after retirement from competition. She has played a big role in inspiring and developing young paddlers, was Olympic Coach Rio 2016-Tokyo 2021; practises as a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist; and is currently the National Paracanoe Pathways Coach/Coordinator for Paddle Australia.

PNSW Paddle Leaders and Coaches Webinar Series is an initiative of PNSW to support and engage with our Paddle Education Community.

Past Webinars

Leaders & Coaching Webinar 6th & 13th April, 2022

This webinar highlights the key findings of a recent survey of Paddle Educators (PAQS and Coaches) in NSW and presents some actions for discussion. It was held on 6th and 13th April and this video includes the discussion section of both presentations.

Leaders & Coaching Webinar 31st May, 2022

In this video, Mark goes through the PaddleLog and PaddleEd Apps and discusses how PAQS and Coaches can use these online resources to renew and update their qualifications.