Joe Alia

Joe Alia’s Introduction to Paddling, with thanks to “The Murray” (an instructive tale of tenacity) snippet 33

In 1970, young Joe Alia was working at Ericssons when he and some workmates learned of some Scouts rafting down the Murray. Needless to say, this sowed the seed of an idea amongst ‘the lads’ – “Let’s build a raft and float down the Murray next summer”. This they did, after-hours in the works yard.

Joe Alia

Joe Alia

Joe is a level one flatwater kayaking coach.  He has coached the Trinity squad for many years and organises marathon racing in Victoria.

Contact coach: 0418 920 401

2017 Awards

Awards presentation by Rowan Doyle, Technical Director.

I’d like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners and custodians of the land and river at Fairfield, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.  We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.  We also recognise the elders of Fairfield Canoe club – those who are no longer with us and those who are with us today.  The members who have coached, raced, paddled, helped each other and made the Fairfield community what it is today.

Chairmans award
Hamish Ewing
Coaches award
Macgregor Doyle, Chris Burns, Julian Howes, Emily Toner, Vangelis Matheou
Szigeti medal
Marlena Ahrens
Under the Yarra
Joe Alia
Winter series
Marlena Ahrens, Hamish Young, Tony Payne, Leo Lazarotto