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2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival Management Team

27 September 2012

It is with pleasure that I announce that Leigh Barker has been appointed as the Team Coach and Alison Harris has been appointed Team Manager of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney, Australia from 16-20 January 2013.

Leigh has been heavily involved in the coaching of Junior high performance athletes in recent years. In 2011 Leigh was the Junior Coach/Programme Leader and in 2012 the Regional Coach - Christchurch. Through these roles Leigh has been developing some very talented paddlers who are producing exciting results. Leigh has been involved in kayak racing for nearly 20 years as an elite athlete and a coach at our largest club, Arawa Canoe Club.

Alison has been Team Manager and Leader for Samoa for several years. She is an athlete and one of two New Zealand Officials with international qualifications. Alison brings excellent organisational and communication skills to her first Team Manager role with Canoe Racing NZ.

Please join me in congratulating Leigh and Alison on their appointments.

Paula Kearns


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