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OUR COACHES, INSTRUCTORS AND HELPERS

Our Coaches, Instructors and Helpers are there to support people to get on the water and progress their paddling skills. Each have their own role in providing a safe, fun and enjoyable experiance to all our paddlers

 

COACHES

The role of a coach is to work with paddlers to develop their skills and abilities through the use of recognised techniques. Our volunteer coaches work with paddlers who want to gain or improve their paddlesport skills. This may include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills in the given discipline/environment. Coaches are able to plan, deliver and review progressive sessions safely, effectively and independently. 


Our volunteer coaches have undertaken significant additional training which complements their leadership skills. 

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ANDY OUGHTON

Moderate Water Coach

NATHAN MCDONAGH

Sheltered Water Coach

DAVE BEECROFT

Sheltered Water Coach

MARK BEASLEY

Sheltered Water Coach

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RICHARD SOUTH

Sheltered Water Leader - All Craft
Sheltered Water Coach - All Craft

SHAUN MONKMAN

Paddlesport Instructor
Aspirant Sheltered Water Coach - Canoe/Kayak

DEAN MACKEN

UKCC Level 1 Coach
Aspirant Sheltered & Moderate Water Coach

SEAN PAYNE

Paddlesport Instructor
Aspirant Sheltered Water Coach

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FAY HEFFORD

UKCC Level 1 Coach

MITCHELL CRANE

UKCC Paddlesport Instructor

BEE KING

UKCC Paddlesport Instructor

ANTON MAGRATH

British Canoeing Level 1 Coach

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CAMERON GOODSON

British Canoeing Level 1 Coach

DAVID SANSOM

British Canoeing Level 1 Coach

 

INSTRUCTORS

The role of an instructor is to direct new paddlers in how to get started in paddlesport. Supporting them through their first few sessions to have a safe and fun experience. They may delivery games with aims, tale their groups on short journeys away from out base or support leaders or coaches with their sessions.

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CLINT PARKER

Paddlesport Instructor - Canoe & Kayak

NAOMI MITCHELL

Paddlesport Instructor - Kayak

ANNEKA JONES

Paddlesport Instructor - Kayak & Paddleboard

SCOTT BARBER

Paddlesport Instructor - Canoe & Kayak

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NIAMH MACKEN

Paddlesport Instructor - Kayak

ROBERT PARKER

Paddlesport Instructor - Kayak

MICHAEL RIGBY

Paddlesport Instructor - Canoe & Kayak

JAMIE ASHBY

Paddlesport Instructor - Kayak

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HEATHER BURNS

Paddlesport Instructor - Canoe

NEIL FARR

Paddlesport Instructor - Kayak

ALICE SMITH

Paddlesport Instructor - Canoe & Kayak

SONAL PATEL

Paddlesport Instructor - Kayak

 

SHELTERED WATER (OR POOL) HELPERS

People taking on this role help our leaders and coaches keep people safe on the water. They are competent paddlers with Foundation Safety and Rescue training who have received safeguarding awareness training from our welfare officers in addition to the bank support training.

These people are often members who enjoy paddling and are happy to provide that extra pair of eyes, ears and hands on the water. Some have received additional training to run introductory sessions with small groups of up to 6 people. These sessions are always conducted within range of a qualified leader or coach. 

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DEREK

Sheltered Water & Pool Helper

STEVE MOUNTFORD

Sheltered Water Helper