Programme Purpose

Entry level development for athletes with a passion and promise in the sport
Talent Identification

Selection Criteria

Under 18

  • Capable of safely navigating a national standard course
  • Application (commitment) and coach endorsement required (attitude, potential)
  • 6 monthly performance tracking and reviews to retain Academy membership
  • Up to 10 Athletes

 Programe Delivery / Benefits

  • Dedicated Bronze Kouraura Squad Coach (Regular athlete contact, liaison with club coach)
  • Regional / Club based training / coaching
  • Bronze/Kouraura (Introduction) Academy Curriculum (IPP introduction, Tech/Tact, Balance is Better)
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Domestic Camps (4 camps)

Bronze / Kouraura Academy Coach



Academy News and Updates

Camp Dates and Venues

​​​​​​​December Camp

16-23 December @ Wero


Session Times are here

16th — 18th Dec Podium and Gold Academy only. If you are in Silver or Bronze, you are welcome to get on the water, but there will not be coaching support for you these days.19th — 22nd December = organised camp for all. 

23rd December = not part of the camp, but there is 1 slot available in the morning. All welcome to use.

Extreme Slalom meeting for all

Mon 20th. Led by our very own World Champs medalist Finn Butcher. Rules, tips, tactics, training and equipment. Time TBC, between sessions.

2021/2022  Bronze / Kouraura  Academy Athletes

Charlie Evans

Gabrielle Lolohea

Kadin Nogaj

Kate Hawthorne

​​​​​​​Yeonsu Na

Tess Pateman

​​​​​​​Eva Guccione

Ethan Knights

Grace Dooney

Jessica Cotterill

Lukas Olson

​​​​​​​Max Way

Eva Ronberg

Tom Goldsmith