Slalom Oceania 2024

Way to Go, WA Slalom!

Our WA Slalom Paddling Team have impressed at the 2024 Canoe Slalom Oceania Championships in Penrith this week and we couldn’t be prouder!

Excellent performances by the whole team saw WA showing just how amazing they are.

Congratulations to Hunter Florisson for winning Gold in the Junior Kayak Cross.

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It’s Gold for Hunter Florisson. Photo courtesy Slalom WA

Reflecting post-race Florisson commented “The Kayak Cross is really fun. There were a lot of people here that are really good paddlers so it was fun to be a part of,”

“The atmosphere was completely different this weekend, and it was so good to have so many of the world’s best paddlers here for the Oceania Championships,”

WA Results

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Genie Collins. 2024 Canoe Oceania Championships. Photo Courtesy: G Collins.

Our Team were well represented on the podium, well done everyone, you’ve done us proud!


Brodie Crawford – fastest Oceania C1

George Pankhurst – 2nd U23 Oceania

Hunter Florisson – fastest Oceania C1 Junior


Ben Pope – 3rd Oceania

Genie Collin – 3rd Oceania

junior Kayak Cross

Hunter Florisson – Gold

Why WA Needs a White Water Centre

We need a White Water Centre in Western Australia to take advantage of our spectacular sunny climate,

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A White Water Centre will attract tourists and locals alike. Photo Courtesy: WERO WWC NZ

Once again, the outstanding performance of our Slalom paddlers proves just how important it is for WA to continue to support this exciting high-adrenaline sport with our own year-round White Water Centre.

The Perth White Water Centre will not just be for paddlers. It will be a multi-use World Class tourism destination offering on and off water activities:

  • High Adrenaline water activities for tourists and locals.
  • Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
  • Outdoor educational sport facility for Schools.
  • Swift water safety and rescue training for emergency services and first responders.
  • Climbing wall.
  • High-ropes course.
  • Areas for walking, running and cycling.
  • Open air amphitheatre.
  • White water training and racing venue for local athletes and international competitions and events.
  • Freestyle kayaking.

Help Us Make This Happen

We need a business case!

We are currently fundraising towards developing a Business Case that can be presented to local governments and investors.

Visit our Australian Sports Foundation fundraising page and donate now. Every dollar helps towards establishing this wonderful facility for the enjoyment of athletes, visitors and the entire community of Western Australia.

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WA needs a White Water Centre like this: Wero White Water Centre. Courtesy Wero WWC