Meet the Coaches

The people you'll see most to start with if you are a beginner or looking to improve your skills on the water. We also have a team of assistants who support our coaches.

Simon Terry
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OccupationNetwork Administrator
Qualifications4* Kayak, 4*Open Canoe, 4* Sea Kayak, Level 3 Kayak Coach, WW Safety and Rescue, 3* Touring Kayak Assessor
Favourite drinkReal Ale or anything free
Boats OwnedDagger Agent, Pyranha Burn, We-no-nah Prospector
Member sinceClub's birth
PositionCoach, Vice Chair, Course Director, God-King-Emperor-Penguin of Kayak, Key Master
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Adam Hardy
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Occupation Chemical Vandal
Qualifications Level 2 UKCC Trainee, 3* Open Canoe, 3* Kayak, FSRT, WW Safety and Rescue
Favourite drink Real Ale
Member since 2010
Position Chair, Coach
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Glynn Carter
OccupationLab Support / Deputy Supervisor
Qualifications4* Kayak, 3* Surf Kayak, 2* Solo Canoe, 3* Sea Kayak, Level 3 Kayak Coach, Level 2 Racing Coach, FSRT Assessor, Bell Boat Helm, Aquatic First Aid, White Water Safety and Rescue, Bronze Medallion Lifesavers, 3* Touring Kayak Assessor
Favourite drinkGuinness , Grolsch, Black Label and whiskey
Boats OwnedDagger Mamba, Pyranha i4, Mega Maverick Surf Kayak, Rockpool Alaw Sea Kayak
Member sinceFounding member, left and returned in 2007
PositionCoach, Leader of Isis Source
Helen Carter
OccupationFinance
Qualifications4* Kayak, 3* Surf Kayak, 2* Solo Canoe, 3* Sea Kayak, Level 3 Kayak Coach, Level 2 Racing Coach, FSRT Assessor, Bell Boat Helm, Aquatic First Aid, White Water Safety and Rescue, Bronze Medallion Lifesavers, 3* Touring Kayak Assessor
Favourite drinkSloe Gin, preferably homemade
Boats OwnedPyranha Burn, Nigel Dennis Romany Sea Kayak, Mega Neutron Surf Kayak
Member sinceFounding member, left and returned in 2007
PositionCoach, Leader of Isis Source
Mark Fountain
OccupationHerder
QualificationsUKCC Level 2, 3* Kayak, 3* Canoe, Foundation Safety and Rescue, First Aid
Favourite drinkAle
Boats OwnedDagger GTX
Member sinceApril 2011
PositionNewsletter Scribe
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Penelope Ann Terry
OccupationFlute and Recorder Teacher
Qualifications4* Open Canoe, 3* Kayak, Trainee Level 3 Open Canoe Coach, Trainee Level 2 Kayak Coach, Whitewater Safety and Rescue certificate
Favourite drinkElderflower Cordial
Boats OwnedDagger Legend Open Canoe, Wenonah Argosy solo open canoe, Kirton Sea Trip sea kayak
Member sinceFounding member
PositionsCoach, Club Welfare Officer, Clubmark Officer, Coach Development Officer
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Graham Mogridge
OccupationStudent
Qualifications2*, FSRT, REC Level 2 First Aid, UKCC Level 1 Coach
Favourite drinkTea
Member sinceMay 2008
PositionWebmaster
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Helen Walker
OccupationChemical tinkerer
Qualifications3* Kayak, 2* Canoe, Level 2 Coach, FSRT, WW Safety and Rescue
Favourite drinkMans ale
Boats OwnedPyranha Burn
Member since2012
PositionCoach, Kit Admiral
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Bradley Steel
Occupation Physicist
Qualifications UKCC Level 1, 3* WW Kayak, 3* Canoe, FSRT
Favourite drink Hot Chocolate
Member since 2011
Position Coach
Paul Rogers
Occupation Software Development Manager
Qualifications 3* Touring Kayak, 3* Canoe, L1 Coach,
Favourite drink Coffee(eeeeeeeeee)
Member since 2011
Position Coach