|Phone||0414 960 728|
Mike started at QLD Canoeing in October 2010 and is still enjoying the role after 3 years.
He enjoys the interaction with existing paddlers and also has enjoyed seeing the increase in membership over the past 2 years.
Mike enjoys paddling the many wonderful coastal waterways from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast. Mike loves hitting the beach and enjoys some of his time singing professionally.
|Office||(07) 3349 1933|
|Education and Recreation Officer|
|Phone||0414 960 722|
Mark Thurgood joined the team at QC in 2007.
He has been paddling for the past 12 years and Guiding and instructing for 10 of them.Prior to his time at QC, Mark worked in New Zealand as an Outdoor Tutor at a private TAFE and freelance Instructor for a number of Auckland based kayaking companies.
Mark holds Instructor qualifications as a current Advanced Sea Kayaking Instructor with Australian Canoeing, a SKOANZ Guide and a Diploma In Outdoor Recreation. He also has Instructor awards in a variety of other outdoor pursuits.
|Phone||(07) 3349 1933|
Kathleen Oldfield is the newest member of QLD Canoeing, joining us at the start of 2013 in the events co-ordinator role.
She has undertaken a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Event Management and holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Marketing.
In this role she will be responsible for assisting with the state championships, sanctioning club events and maintaining communication with our many paddlers through the newsletter and developing the growing need for social media platforms.
|Club Development Officer|
|Office||07 3349 1933|
Amanda Rankin, Olympian and World Championship sprint kayaking medallist has joined the Queensland Canoeing Inc team as a Club Development Officer.
Qld Canoeing was one of many successful applicants to receive the Jobs Plan funding from the Department of Communities: Sport and Recreation, to provide a development officer to assist 7 QC affiliated clubs for the next 3 years.
As the Club Development Officer, Amanda will be assisting clubs in areas such as funding, sponsorship, membership growth, marketing and in any other way the clubs need assistance.
Amanda brings with her enthusiasm, many years of paddling experience and knowledge that will see the clubs she is working with benefit immensely. No matter what paddling discipline: flat water sprint, surf, ocean ski, outrigger, adventure racing, white water, she is happiest on the water with a paddle in hand.
As well as many wonderful and hard working instructors, coaches, officials, volunteers and committee members.