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Coaching Representatives

Our Coaching Representatives support paddlesport coaches locally. They provide a network of volunteers who offer a first point of contact for coaches and clubs on coaching-related matters.

Expand Regional Coaching Representatives

Each region is headed up by a Regional Coaching Representative

The role of Regional Coaching Representative (RCR) exists to provide co-ordinated support and development opportunities for coaches at a regional level. This is a volunteer role and the successful role holder will lead a team of Coaching Representatives appointed to support them in their activities. RCRs represent the coaching needs and issues at the English Coaching Management Committee and Regional Development Team meetings and actively taking the lead of the English Coaching Objectives within the region. 

Find out more about this role

Objectives of role

  • To coordinate the provision of coaching related support in the region
  • To represent the coaching needs and issues of the region at ECMC
  • To lead on coaching matters within the Regional Development Team (RDT)
  • To represent the British Canoeing Coaching Department and support the delivery of British Canoeing Objectives within the region

Vacant Roles

British Canoeing is currently inviting nominations for the following RCR positions which are currently up for election:

  • North East Coaching Representative 
  • Southern Coaching Representative 
  • Channel Islands Coaching Representative


    If you are interested in taking up one of these roles, please complete the Coaching Rep Application Form. Applications are open between the 1st and 21st of each calendar month. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Coaching Team who will answer your questions about applying for the role and the election process.

    Please see the appointment process below for full details of how to become a British Canoeing Regional Coaching Representative. 

    Find your nearest RCR

    James Batchelor

    Isle of Wight

    Contact: James Batchelor
    In post: March 2018 - March 2021
    [email protected]

    Carl Von Berg

    Hertfordshire

    Contact: Carl Von Berg
    In post: October 2017 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    Gary Archer

    London

    Contact: Gary Archer
    [email protected]

    Alexander Allen

    South Derbyshire

    Contact: Alexander Allen
    [email protected]

    Joe Jordan

    South West - Wessex

    Contact: Joe Jordan
    [email protected]

    Channel Islands - Vacant

    Channel Islands

    Contact: Channel Islands - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Chris Waters

    South West - Devon & Cornwall

    Vacant: nominations invited
    [email protected]

    Alex Shiell

    Southern

    Vacant: nominations invited
    [email protected]

    Kyle Fayers

    South East

    Contact: Kyle Fayers
    In post: February 2018 - February 2021
    [email protected]

    Ian Dallaway

    West Midlands

    Contact: Ian Dallaway
    In post: June 2018 - June 2020
    [email protected]

    Guernsey - Vacant

    Guernsey

    Contact: Guernsey - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Derek Hairon

    Jersey

    Contact: Derek Hairon
    In post: June 2018 - June 2020
    [email protected]

    Tom Mellor

    Gloucestershire

    Vacant: nominations invited
    [email protected]

    Martin Harrall

    Wiltshire

    Contact: Martin Harrall
    In post: August 2018 - August 2021
    [email protected]

    Somerset - vacant

    Somerset

    Contact: Somerset - vacant
    [email protected]

    Mark-Jan Dielemans

    Bristol

    Contact: Mark-Jan Dielemans
    In post: March 2016 - March 2019
    [email protected]

    John Purse

    Dorset

    Contact: John Purse
    In post: January 2018 - January 2021
    [email protected]

    East Cornwall - Vacant

    East Cornwall

    Contact: East Cornwall - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Richard Uren

    West Cornwall

    Contact: Richard Uren
    In post: April 2014 - April 2020
    [email protected]

    Daniel 'Moss' Withers

    Devon

    Contact: Daniel 'Moss' Withers
    In post: May 2016 - May 2019
    [email protected]

    Peter Mansell

    Hampshire

    Contact: Peter Mansell
    In post: March 2018 - March 2021
    [email protected]

    James Gay

    Berkshire

    Contact: James Gay
    In post: October 2014 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    Paul Sutton

    Buckinghamshire

    Contact: Paul Sutton
    In post: April 2014 - April 2020
    [email protected]

    Grahame Moss

    West Sussex

    Contact: Grahame Moss
    In post: November 2014 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Roger Hiley

    Oxfordshire

    Contact: Roger Hiley
    In post: October 2017 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    Andrew Pearson

    Surrey

    Contact: Andrew Pearson
    In post: August 2018 - August 2020
    [email protected]

    East Sussex - Vacant

    East Sussex

    Contact: East Sussex - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Rob Davies

    Kent

    Contact: Rob Davies
    In post: December 2017 - December 2020
    [email protected]

    North London - vacant

    North London

    Contact: North London - vacant
    [email protected]

    Daniel Chan

    South London

    Contact: Daniel Chan
    In post: May 2016 - May 2019
    [email protected]

    Dave Bateman

    B'ham & B Country

    Contact: Dave Bateman
    In post: November 2016 - November 2019
    [email protected]

    Nerijus Budrikis

    Worcestershire

    Contact: Nerijus Budrikis
    In post: October 2017 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    Mark Brian

    Staffordshire

    Contact: Mark Brian
    In post: November 2016 - November 2019
    [email protected]

    Jenna Sanders

    Warwickshire

    Contact: Jenna Sanders
    In post: November 2016 - November 2019
    [email protected]

    Dave McEneaney

    Herefordshire

    Contact: Dave McEneaney
    In post: March 2016 - March 2019
    [email protected]

    Charlie Miller

    Shropshire

    Contact: Charlie Miller
    In post: April 2016 - May 2019
    coac[email protected]

    Dawn Scott

    South Nottinghamshire

    Contact: Dawn Scott
    In post: May 2014 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Martin Aldridge

    Leicestershire

    Contact: Martin Aldridge
    In post: November 2017 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Andrew Cartwright

    North Nottinghamshire

    Contact: Andrew Cartwright
    In post: May 2014 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Vacant - Northampshiire

    Northamptonshire

    Contact: Vacant - Northampshiire
    [email protected]

    Peter Dunlop

    Rutland

    Contact: Peter Dunlop
    In post: March 2014 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Andy Oughton

    East Midlands

    Contact: Andy Oughton
    In post: July 2016 - December 2020
    [email protected]

    Lincolnshire - Vacant

    Lincolnshire

    Contact: Lincolnshire - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Claire McDonald

    North Derbyshire

    Vacant: nominations invited
    [email protected]

    Joe Browning

    Cambs & P'boro

    Contact: Joe Browning
    In post: November 2017 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Clive Marfleet

    Essex

    Contact: Clive Marfleet
    In post: October 2014 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Emma Davey

    Norfolk

    Contact: Emma Davey
    In post: November 2017 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Adam Williams

    Suffolk

    Contact: Adam Williams
    In post: January 2018 - January 2021
    [email protected]

    Jeff Toser

    Eastern

    Contact: Jeff Toser
    In post: October 2017 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    Dominic Milner

    Beds & Luton

    Contact: Dominic Milner
    In post: July 2018 - July 2021
    [email protected]

    South Cumbria - Vacant

    South Cumbria

    Contact: South Cumbria - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Paul Wilson

    East Cumbria

    Contact: Paul Wilson
    In post: December 2016 - December 2019
    [email protected]

    Simon McElroy

    South West Cumbria

    Contact: Simon McElroy
    In post: December 2016 - December 2019
    [email protected]

    North Cumbria - Vacant

    North Cumbria

    Contact: North Cumbria - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Mike Sunderland

    Cumbria

    Contact: Mike Sunderland
    In post: March 2016 - March 2019
    [email protected]

    David Reynolds

    Merseyside

    Vacant: nominations invited
    [email protected]

    Owen Jones

    Cheshire

    Contact: Owen Jones
    In post: November 2017 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Daniel Butler

    Lancashire

    Contact: Daniel Butler
    In post: October 2017 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    Nathan Garnett

    Greater Manchester

    Contact: Nathan Garnett
    In post: November 2017 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Billy Lo

    North West

    Contact: Billy Lo
    In post: October 2017 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    North Yorkshire - Vacant

    North Yorkshire

    Contact: North Yorkshire - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Lesley Medina

    Humberside

    Contact: Lesley Medina
    In post: March 2016 - March 2019
    [email protected]

    Greg Spencer

    West Yorkshire

    Contact: Greg Spencer
    In post: March 2014 - March 2020
    [email protected]

    Bob Finch

    South Yorkshire

    Contact: Bob Finch
    In post: March 2014 - March 2020
    [email protected]

    Adam-Peter Gair

    Yorkshire

    Contact: Adam-Peter Gair
    In post: July 2014 - July 2020
    [email protected]

    Tyne & Wear - vacant

    Tyne & Wear

    Contact: Tyne & Wear - vacant
    [email protected]

    David Hopwood

    Teesside

    Contact: David Hopwood
    In post: March 2014 - March 2020
    [email protected]

    James Dougherty

    Durham

    Contact: James Dougherty
    In post: March 2016 - March 2019
    [email protected]

    Tom Thomas

    North East

    Vacant: nominations invited
    [email protected]

    Lee Wilson

    Northumberland

    Contact: Lee Wilson
    In post: July 2014 - July 2020
    [email protected]

    Expand Area Coaching Representatives

    Regions are split into areas, which are represented by Area Coaching Representatives

    The role of Coaching Representative exists to support Regional Coaching Representatives (RCR) in providing development opportunities for regional coaches. While the roles may have an area focus to them, the areas or domains of activity that the Coaching Rep team covers may not be limited to but should incorporate Coaching Matters Events, coach mentoring, paddler pathway, events and volunteers. For further information about coaching in your region, please see our Coaching Representatives page.

    Find out more about this role

    Objectives of role

    • To provide a first level of support for Coach Members, Clubs and Centres in the region, particularly relevant to their specific role
    • To represent the coaching needs and issues of the region
    • To represent the British Canoeing Coaching Department within the region
    • To support the delivery of British Canoeing coaching objectives within the region

    Vacant Roles

    British Canoeing is currently inviting nominations for the following ACR positions which are currently up for election:

    Team North:

    • North Cumbria Coaching Representative
    • North Yorkshire Coaching Representative 
    • Tyne and Wear Coaching Representative 

    Team Central:

    • Lincolnshire Coaching Representative
    • Bedfordshire & Luton Coaching Representative 

    Team South:

    • East Sussex Coaching Representative
    • Dorset Coaching Representative 
    • Hampshire & Isle of Wight Coaching Representative
    • Somerset Coaching Representative 
    • Gloucestershire Coaching Representative 
    • East Cornwall Coaching Representative
    • Jersey Coaching Representative
    • Guernsey Coaching Representative 

    If you are interested in taking up one of these roles, please complete the Coaching Rep Application Form. Applications are open between the 1st and 21st of each calendar month. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Coaching Team who will answer your questions about applying for the role and the election process.

    Please see the appointment process below for full details of how to become a British Canoeing Area Coaching Representative. 

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    Find your nearest ACR

    James Batchelor

    Isle of Wight

    Contact: James Batchelor
    In post: March 2018 - March 2021
    [email protected]

    Carl Von Berg

    Hertfordshire

    Contact: Carl Von Berg
    In post: October 2017 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    Gary Archer

    London

    Contact: Gary Archer
    [email protected]

    Alexander Allen

    South Derbyshire

    Contact: Alexander Allen
    [email protected]

    Joe Jordan

    South West - Wessex

    Contact: Joe Jordan
    [email protected]

    Channel Islands - Vacant

    Channel Islands

    Contact: Channel Islands - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Chris Waters

    South West - Devon & Cornwall

    Vacant: nominations invited
    [email protected]

    Alex Shiell

    Southern

    Vacant: nominations invited
    [email protected]

    Kyle Fayers

    South East

    Contact: Kyle Fayers
    In post: February 2018 - February 2021
    [email protected]

    Ian Dallaway

    West Midlands

    Contact: Ian Dallaway
    In post: June 2018 - June 2020
    [email protected]

    Guernsey - Vacant

    Guernsey

    Contact: Guernsey - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Derek Hairon

    Jersey

    Contact: Derek Hairon
    In post: June 2018 - June 2020
    [email protected]

    Tom Mellor

    Gloucestershire

    Vacant: nominations invited
    [email protected]

    Martin Harrall

    Wiltshire

    Contact: Martin Harrall
    In post: August 2018 - August 2021
    [email protected]

    Somerset - vacant

    Somerset

    Contact: Somerset - vacant
    [email protected]

    Mark-Jan Dielemans

    Bristol

    Contact: Mark-Jan Dielemans
    In post: March 2016 - March 2019
    [email protected]

    John Purse

    Dorset

    Contact: John Purse
    In post: January 2018 - January 2021
    [email protected]

    East Cornwall - Vacant

    East Cornwall

    Contact: East Cornwall - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Richard Uren

    West Cornwall

    Contact: Richard Uren
    In post: April 2014 - April 2020
    [email protected]

    Daniel 'Moss' Withers

    Devon

    Contact: Daniel 'Moss' Withers
    In post: May 2016 - May 2019
    [email protected]

    Peter Mansell

    Hampshire

    Contact: Peter Mansell
    In post: March 2018 - March 2021
    [email protected]

    James Gay

    Berkshire

    Contact: James Gay
    In post: October 2014 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    Paul Sutton

    Buckinghamshire

    Contact: Paul Sutton
    In post: April 2014 - April 2020
    [email protected]

    Grahame Moss

    West Sussex

    Contact: Grahame Moss
    In post: November 2014 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Roger Hiley

    Oxfordshire

    Contact: Roger Hiley
    In post: October 2017 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    Andrew Pearson

    Surrey

    Contact: Andrew Pearson
    In post: August 2018 - August 2020
    [email protected]

    East Sussex - Vacant

    East Sussex

    Contact: East Sussex - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Rob Davies

    Kent

    Contact: Rob Davies
    In post: December 2017 - December 2020
    [email protected]

    North London - vacant

    North London

    Contact: North London - vacant
    [email protected]

    Daniel Chan

    South London

    Contact: Daniel Chan
    In post: May 2016 - May 2019
    [email protected]

    Dave Bateman

    B'ham & B Country

    Contact: Dave Bateman
    In post: November 2016 - November 2019
    [email protected]

    Nerijus Budrikis

    Worcestershire

    Contact: Nerijus Budrikis
    In post: October 2017 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    Mark Brian

    Staffordshire

    Contact: Mark Brian
    In post: November 2016 - November 2019
    [email protected]

    Jenna Sanders

    Warwickshire

    Contact: Jenna Sanders
    In post: November 2016 - November 2019
    [email protected]

    Dave McEneaney

    Herefordshire

    Contact: Dave McEneaney
    In post: March 2016 - March 2019
    [email protected]

    Charlie Miller

    Shropshire

    Contact: Charlie Miller
    In post: April 2016 - May 2019
    [email protected]ng.org.uk

    Dawn Scott

    South Nottinghamshire

    Contact: Dawn Scott
    In post: May 2014 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Martin Aldridge

    Leicestershire

    Contact: Martin Aldridge
    In post: November 2017 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Andrew Cartwright

    North Nottinghamshire

    Contact: Andrew Cartwright
    In post: May 2014 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Vacant - Northampshiire

    Northamptonshire

    Contact: Vacant - Northampshiire
    [email protected]

    Peter Dunlop

    Rutland

    Contact: Peter Dunlop
    In post: March 2014 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Andy Oughton

    East Midlands

    Contact: Andy Oughton
    In post: July 2016 - December 2020
    [email protected]

    Lincolnshire - Vacant

    Lincolnshire

    Contact: Lincolnshire - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Claire McDonald

    North Derbyshire

    Vacant: nominations invited
    [email protected]

    Joe Browning

    Cambs & P'boro

    Contact: Joe Browning
    In post: November 2017 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Clive Marfleet

    Essex

    Contact: Clive Marfleet
    In post: October 2014 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Emma Davey

    Norfolk

    Contact: Emma Davey
    In post: November 2017 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Adam Williams

    Suffolk

    Contact: Adam Williams
    In post: January 2018 - January 2021
    [email protected]

    Jeff Toser

    Eastern

    Contact: Jeff Toser
    In post: October 2017 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    Dominic Milner

    Beds & Luton

    Contact: Dominic Milner
    In post: July 2018 - July 2021
    [email protected]

    South Cumbria - Vacant

    South Cumbria

    Contact: South Cumbria - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Paul Wilson

    East Cumbria

    Contact: Paul Wilson
    In post: December 2016 - December 2019
    [email protected]

    Simon McElroy

    South West Cumbria

    Contact: Simon McElroy
    In post: December 2016 - December 2019
    [email protected]

    North Cumbria - Vacant

    North Cumbria

    Contact: North Cumbria - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Mike Sunderland

    Cumbria

    Contact: Mike Sunderland
    In post: March 2016 - March 2019
    [email protected]

    David Reynolds

    Merseyside

    Vacant: nominations invited
    [email protected]

    Owen Jones

    Cheshire

    Contact: Owen Jones
    In post: November 2017 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Daniel Butler

    Lancashire

    Contact: Daniel Butler
    In post: October 2017 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    Nathan Garnett

    Greater Manchester

    Contact: Nathan Garnett
    In post: November 2017 - November 2020
    [email protected]

    Billy Lo

    North West

    Contact: Billy Lo
    In post: October 2017 - October 2020
    [email protected]

    North Yorkshire - Vacant

    North Yorkshire

    Contact: North Yorkshire - Vacant
    [email protected]

    Lesley Medina

    Humberside

    Contact: Lesley Medina
    In post: March 2016 - March 2019
    [email protected]

    Greg Spencer

    West Yorkshire

    Contact: Greg Spencer
    In post: March 2014 - March 2020
    [email protected]

    Bob Finch

    South Yorkshire

    Contact: Bob Finch
    In post: March 2014 - March 2020
    [email protected]

    Adam-Peter Gair

    Yorkshire

    Contact: Adam-Peter Gair
    In post: July 2014 - July 2020
    [email protected]

    Tyne & Wear - vacant

    Tyne & Wear

    Contact: Tyne & Wear - vacant
    [email protected]

    David Hopwood

    Teesside

    Contact: David Hopwood
    In post: March 2014 - March 2020
    [email protected]

    James Dougherty

    Durham

    Contact: James Dougherty
    In post: March 2016 - March 2019
    [email protected]

    Tom Thomas

    North East

    Vacant: nominations invited
    [email protected]

    Lee Wilson

    Northumberland

    Contact: Lee Wilson
    In post: July 2014 - July 2020
    [email protected]

    Expand English Coaching Network

    English Coaching Management Committee

    The English Coaching Management Committee provides an effective and unified Coaching Service in England. It has the dual function of delivering coaching in England and helping to develop UK coaching policy.

    The English Coaching Management Committee is composed of 13 voting representatives to ensure integrated representation across the sport: Chair, Vice-Chair, six RCRs (although all are invited to attend), and four competition representatives.

    If you have any matters for the English Coaching Management Committee please direct them to your Regional Coaching Representative or Competition Coaching Representative.

    For more information please see the ECMC Terms of Reference.

    Competitive Discipline Representatives

    Competitive Discipline Representatives form a vital link between the English Coaching Service, and coaches operating within the competition disciplines of paddlesport. These representatives are pivotal in providing a voice for the needs of competition coaches at a national level.

    Find out more about this role

    Objectives of role

    • To represent the coaching needs and issues of their discipline at ECMC
    • To lead on coaching matters within the Discipline Committees
    • To represent the English Coaching Service and support the delivery of English Coaching Objectives within their discipline community

    Vacant Positions

    British Canoeing is currently inviting nominations for the following Competitive Discipline Representative positions:

    Wild Water Racing Representative

    If you or someone you know is interested in any of these roles, please contact the British Canoeing Coaching Department who will answer your questions about applying for the role and the election process.

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