Jessica Fox OAM Honoured with Plaque at Oympic Playground
Penrith’s own Jessica Fox OAM is a canoe and kayak world champion, an Olympic success story, an Aussie household name, and an outstanding ambassador for the City.
Penrith City Council has acknowledged her achievements and contributions to the community with a plaque unveiling at Penrith Whitewater Stadium this week.
“Penrith is proud of Jess – she is the most successful paddler in history and renowned as the greatest individual paddler of all time,” Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said.
“Jess has been Penrith’s Citizen of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year - and has worked with Council to help market our City, drive library membership and has inspired many as a guest speaker at a variety of functions.
“Jess continues to take time out of her busy schedule to attend civic events, promote Penrith and her sport.
“So today, we unveil a plaque in honour of Jess - a permanent reminder of her achievements and dedication to a sport and community that respect and adore her.”
The Penrith community will have the chance to see Jessica in action again when the City hosts the International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom World Championships in 2025.