I’m humbled to be nominated for the World Paddle Awards alongside some truly remarkable individuals. I feel privileged to have been a part of so many paddlers journeys over the last 20 years. During this time I’ve had the pleasure to coach whitewater paddlesport to a diverse range of groups including children in crisis, disability sport, grass roots and world class athletes. It’s been fun and at times challenging, but I’ve learnt, and enriched my coaching, from all those I’ve had the honour to work with. I’ve been fortunate to meet and work with so many great people who have contributed to this sport and way of life. I would like to say thanks to all those who have supported me over the years.