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We Are The Champions!

We are the Champions

Comment News (Armadale)
7 Feb 2017

CHAMPION Lakes Boating Club’s 16 paddlers won 44 medals at the State Canoe Spring Championships and will send three competitors – Jared Leach, Sam McTigue and Leon Mussell – to the national championships in Sydney on March more…
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Full State Championship Results :

State Sprint Championship Results


Christmas Wind up 2016


CLBC kayakers had lots of fun celebrating 2016 at the Christmas windup. Well done to our great coaches Agnes, Atti, Greg and Tait for their enthusiasm and tireless work.
Congratulations to our 2016 trophy winners:
Junior Girl, Gabby O Callaghan
Junior Boy, Koby Good Gerne
Senior Girl, Harriette Alexis
Senior Boy, Jared Leach
Most Improved Paddler, Claire O Callaghan
Adult Paddler, Rod Hale, for his solo effort in the Avon Descent
Volunteer of the Year, Christine Weller
Rubber Ducky Award 2015 (for doing something silly!) Atti Kaplan who managed to lock his keys and change of clothes in the boatshed.
Rubber Ducky Award 2016, Kathy Mallory, for an unscheduled swim with her wheelchair in the lake.
Thanks to all the parents who support their children and our club.

Club Polo Shirts


close-up-of-polo-shirtRemember this is the easiest and cheapest advertising a club can have. They are great dress shirts and people ask constantly what CLBC stands for.
As an extra you could always have your discipline embroidered under the logo, as I have done.
When we have 5 of a size ordered and paid for, Pontague will make them up so please get your orders in.
Special deal on 2XL, 3 XL and 5xl

Please find attached an Excel Order form for you to download, complete and email to me at:

I would like to place an order before Christmas, ready for the new year.

PS. We do have a a limited amount of shirts still available on the shelf at the old price of $35. We will no longer be keeping any shirts in stock, but will be doing orders such as this current one. Contact me to see if your size is still available in our shelf stock.


Seniors Come Day and Try 10 November

The gods were with us this morning! Perfect weather for the seniors Come and Try Day, organized as an activity during Seniors Week 2016. Thanks to our lovely club seniors who helped Tait on the water and to Greg who dragged himself from post ear surgery to chat about exercise.


Come and Try Fun Day for Kids

kids-walking-the-deckSeventeen children from south east schools enjoyed a fun packed session on the water on Sunday 6 November with coaches Agnes and Tait, helped by junior club members Harriette and Angelina. They were given basic instruction on paddle strokes and safety procedures, played some canoe polo and gained enough confidence to Walk the Decks, despite some wind making things a bit tough. The club will run another one of these events in summer to encourage local children to take up paddling. Thanks Britt for the photo

Sizzling results at Sprint Regatta 2

dsc_0200r_resized_1img_1256_resized_1img_8152_1478663869139_resizeddsc_0208rAfter Sprint Regatta One was cancelled due to low numbers/problems with registration with Australian canoeing, CLBC paddlers worked hard towards the second sprint regatta of the season on 5 November. All paddlers registered personal bests with our Juniors stepping up a notch, looking towards selection groups in 2017. It is really pleasing to see CLBC now has paddlers in the U10, 12, U14, U16 and U18 categories, indicating our growing depth and also a reflection on the coaching we have at CLBC. Thanks to Agnes Pajor, Atti Kaplan and Tait Brown. Thank you to Britt and Susima for the photos

Fun and Games at 2016 Guppy Development Camp

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On the weekend of 15 and 16 October, 20 children converged on Champion Lakes Regatta Centre for a fun filled weekend, designed to introduce guppy aged children to as many forms of kayaking as possible, to encourage and establish a passion for paddling.

On Saturday three young slalom coaches , Nina, Cameron and Alexandra gave the children an experience not far from what slalom really is like, with winds of 25kph plus whipping up white horses on the lake! While one group was learning about turns and strokes, the other group was engaging in action filled canoe polo. Again that was tough work too as the kids were pushed up against the pontoons trying to score goals but there were lots of screams of delight so it seemed they were enjoying it! In the afternoon Atti Kaplan filmed each child and took individual sessions with them analysing their stroke technique. Saturday nights yummy meal was catered for by a friend of Tait’s. The kids set up their sleeping bags in the two CLBC boatsheds, had some quiet time with board games and finished off the day with a movie night.

The weather changed for the better on Sunday, the sun came out and the wind subsided.  Action on the water started again with K1 200m time trials.  This was followed by a talk from Caleb Bushby and Tyler Armenti, who as former guppies, acted as role models for the children and could tell them about the commitment and rewards of paddling, culminating with their recent experience of being selected in the Olympic Hopefuls team to paddle in Europe.  Guy Power also visited to assist with some sprint training and technique correction.  There were sessions on the kayak ergos and also a nutrition talk from Tait with a fun, “let your hair down” session on the gizmos in the afternoon.

These events are only made possible by wonderful volunteers such as Agnes Pajor, Tait Brown,  Gabor Neveri and Jim Stevens who gave up their entire weekend to supervise the children. Britt Good Gerne, from CLBC also did this, along with taking photos, supervising  and arranging meal breaks and keeping an eye on three children.

Many thank to our visiting coaches who also gave their time to help make it such a wonderful weekend.


Robyn Brown

2016 -2017 Sprint Regatta Dates

Sprint Kayak regatta dates for this season
Regatta 1- Saturday 8th October – Champion Lakes
Regatta 2 – Saturday 5th November – Bayswater
Regatta 3 – Saturday 3rd December – Champion Lakes
State Champs – 14th – 15th January – Champion Lakes
Regatta 4 – 26th February – Champion Lakes

Unite on the Swan- Come join the world record attempt. SIGN UP TODAY!

Come join the world record attempt. SIGN UP TODAY!


Website with the info and registration

Champion Lakes Boating Club will be participating in a Guinness World record attempt on 10 April.

To get 3200 paddle craft rafted up on the Swan River to raise funds for the Waroona Fire Victims.

Get behind this great project.

Key Dates and Times

Event Date: Sunday 10 April, 2016

Official Zone Entrance and Counting Opens: 7:30am

Official Zone Entrance and Counting Closes: 8:30am


Ask anyone you know who has a kayak to join us!


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