Member Benefits

Member Benefits

By joining Paddle Queensland (PQ), you become part of a professionally run organisation and receive the following benefits as an affiliated club and/or individual membership*, including:

  1. National and State recognised affiliation to Paddle Australia (PA) and Paddle Queensland
  1. PA National Insurance Scheme coverage, including:
    • Public and Products Liability
    • Directors & Officers Liability Cover for club committees
    • Professional Indemnity for accredited instructors, coaches or officials.
    • Registered members are covered for Sports Injury Insurance whilst canoeing on a 24/7 basisFor more information visit http://www.vinsurancegroup.com/canoeing.
  2. FREE access to Sporting DNA membership database and Event Management software
  1. FREE website design, training, assistance and hosting
  1. FREE classified for sale area on PQ website
  2. ACCESS to PA Member Benefits ‘PaddlePals’ Program with commercial discounts, e. travel, gear & equipment, health, clothing, magazines, etc. www.paddle.org.au/membership/paddlepals-member-benefits/
  1. Representation at Paddle Queensland planning workshops and Annual General Meetings
  1. Discounted prices at PQ education courses, including Instructor (PAQS), Coaching & Officials
  1. Bimonthly E-Newsletter for Current Issues, Events, Club and Member Updates
  1. Access to Official Competitions and Events
  1. Eligibility to represent at State, National & International events and teams
  1. Promotion and distribution of your club’s events on PQ Website and Facebook page
  1. Professional Staff and Committee Members to provide advice and support regarding:
  • Club Development & Management
  • Memberships Support
  • Grant Applications and Finance
  • Sanctioning of club events
  • Marketing of club events (website and FB)
  • Policy and Procedures
  • Risk Management
  • Event Management
  • Coaching Assistance
  • Technical support/advice through our technical committees
  1. Access to Training & Development Opportunities:
  • National Coaching Accreditation Scheme
  • Paddle Australia Qualification Scheme (PAQS)
  • State Development / Pathways Program
  • Workshops for officials, coaches & volunteers across all disciplines
  1. Loan equipment from PQ for club events
  2. Advocacy with key stakeholders including Qld. Government, Maritime Safety Qld, Qld Sports Federation, Qld Outdoor Recreation Federation, and local/regional Councils.

      * Individual Membership Categories may have limited access to insurance cover and membership benefits, as outlined.