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AUSTRALIAN CANOEING - MEMBERSHIP Why am I a member of Australian Canoeing?
We are the recognised national body responsible for the management, co -ordination, development and promotion of canoeing in Australia. These responsibilities include the delivery of the very successful canoe sprint and canoe slalom Olympic programs and the delivery of the five non-Olympic competitive disciplines; 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Wildwater Freestyle Marathon Canoe polo Ocean racing Across these and the Olympic disciplines AC promotes and delivers canoe safety, education, training and recreation. AC is affiliated to the International Canoe Federation (ICF) and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC). AUSTRALIAN CANOEING - MEMBERSHIP Who is AC and what do we do?
Specifically, AC’s objectives are to: • Promote competitive and recreational canoeing. • Unite the recognised canoe organisations of each State. • Issue rules, by-laws, terms of delegation and regulations across 6 disciplines. • Arrange for National Championships and the selection of National Teams and training squads. • Recognise canoeing values and the implications on canoeing in recreational and natural resource planning and management. • Be a means of liaison between affiliated State Associations. • Represent and promote the interests of members to the International Canoe Federation. • Pursue high standards of safety, education and training in all aspects of the sport. AUSTRALIAN CANOEING - MEMBERSHIP Who is AC and what do we do?
• Additional AC relationships representing State Associations • Australian Sports Commission • Australian Institute of Sport - State Institutes of Sport • High Performance – Olympic canoe sprint and slalom • National Talent Identification • Surf to Kayak Program • National Centres of Excellence • Surf Life Saving Australia - National Elite Development Program
The following is a summary, highlighting various membership benefits that ensure paddlers can continue to enjoy their paddling freedom and water accessibility. Benefits also include ensuring the rights and interests of affiliated clubs, State Associations and the canoeing community are properly represented. • Insurance • National Governance & Policy Management • Education / Coaching / Official Training & Accreditation • National Technical Committee Support (including Events) • Representation at State / Federal Government forums • Manage Member Database • Lobby Government Departments / Authorities & Peak Industry Bodies • National Team Selection / Representation • Manage Disciplinary Proceedings • AC By-Laws & Policies (e. g. Member Protection) • State Member Association Support / Advocacy AUSTRALIAN CANOEING - MEMBERSHIP What are the benefits & opportunities that I receive by being an AC registered member?
• Customer Service / Enquiries • E-News • ‘Paddle Pals’ Benefits • Australian Canoeing Award Scheme • AC Website & IT Support (Clubs/ States) • Branding, Marketing & PR • Grants (ASC) • Manage Overseas Team Tours • High Performance Program • State Member Association Legal Support • Member of the ICF & AOC • ASADA Compliance • Strategic Direction for the Sport • Provide Development Pathways • Quality Assurance for Events • National & International Competition Pathways • National Canoe Safety Standards • Implement National Projects AUSTRALIAN CANOEING - MEMBERSHIP What are the benefits & opportunities that I receive by being an AC registered member?