FORMER Brighton Council junior citizen of the year, Brody Wylie has gained selection in the Australian team to compete at the Vaa World Sprint Championships in outrigger canoeing.
The World Championships are the highest level of competition that can be reached for outrigger canoeing. They are held every two years and this year are being held next month in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast.
Brody began paddling with the Hobart Outrigger Canoe Club while attending the Jordan River Learning Federation. This year Brody and his family moved north to Somerset, to join the Cradle Coast Outrigger Canoe club to further his skills and chances of gaining selection for the Australian team. Brody has gone from training three times a week to doing six paddling sessions along with three crossfit sessions and gym work a week.
Brody will compete in both the under-19 boys and the Open Men’s division at the championship in the OC6 (six man) canoe. We wish him well for the championships.