Meg is the first point of contact for all coaches and instructors. She sorts out the rota for the season so that every Club session is covered by the number of qualified leaders needed. Meg also leads on training for coaches to make every coach still feels challenged in their own paddling and their leadership skills.
Our Junior Officers represent the voice of our younger members. They recommend events, equipment and training that junior members want. Most importantly, they are a friendly face down at the Club for any junior members. Matthew has lots of excellent ideas for how to make the Club more accessible and appealing to Juniors.
Steve, a long term member of club, enjoys whitewater, surf and sea kayaking, as well as the odd open canoe paddle. Steve is now bringing his extensive experience of paddling, coaching and the Club to develop a new role, that of Awards Officer. Steve will lead on the British Canoeing Awards for all members who want to formally progress their skills.
The Safeguarding Officer makes sure that all our coaches and instructors are up to date with their DBS checks and First Aid training. Kate is the first point of contact for members, volunteers, young people and parents with any issues concerning safeguarding. Each volunteer is responsible for the risk assessment for their planned trip, but Kate can advise. On the rare occasion that there is an accident, Kate makes sure it is reported correctly following British Canoeing guidelines.
Darren joined the club in 2015, shortly after buying a sea kayak. Then soon discovered white water river running… And got hooked. Now he enjoys a range of disciplines. As a Paddlesport Instructor, Darren is hoping to gets lots of other people hooked too.
As Events Officer, Darren wants to support lots of trips – river paddles, camping, whitewater, off-the-water socials and build up a calendar of core events. Do get in touch if you have any requests or suggestions for trips and events.
The Treasurer is in charge of the money! This includes maintaining the Club’s accounts and reimbursing any committee members, coaches and instructors for payments made for training, club equipment and other approved expenditure.
Helen is a conscientious Treasurer who has a real love of the Club and paddling so she always makes sure our money is used in the best way.