Ivor brings the invaluable qualities of calmness, clarity and conscientiousness to all his activities at the Club, so it is great to be able to add him to the team of coaches.

Jeremy has found a love for SUP. As a qualified Paddlesport Instructor, Jeremy brings his passion for SUP to others.

Chris is a relatively new member of the Club but he has leapt in and qualified as a Paddlesport Instructor. His craft of choice is a kayak and, at the moment, his focus is on developing his whitewater and surf skills.

Stuart ensures that all of the Club’s policies are fit for purpose and that we have clear operating procedures for all our activities.
As a Paddlesport Instructor, Stuart provides a calm and patient approach to support every paddler develop their confidence and challenge their skills.

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.

Coach Kevin G

Kevin G is an experienced coach who leads groups both in kayaks and on SUPs.

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.

Coach Ali L

Ali L coaches across all crafts but her passion lies with the SUP. When the weather is not blowing a gale, Ali is happy to introduce people to SUP-ping or help you build up your speed.

Coach Carol L

Carol L is definitely the Club Mum. She is to be found in a canoe providing excellent coaching. She is also the brilliant BBQ queen on all our special events.

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.