Approved Paddle Leaders

The following members have been approved to provide Club Activities within the following Remits.

Information regarding the scope of the remits can be found on the Club Safety Plan Page within the appendix 7 listed at that page.

British Canoeing Level 1 Coach/Paddlesport Instructor

Aiden Smith, Amy Goolden, Alex Tedford, Brian Wenlock, Dave Southern, Dylan Roberts,  Matthew Dunn, Paul  Shepherd, Tom Hyde, Tony Gardner, Kylie Matthews,Steve Want, Thomas Hyde

Old BCU Level 2 Coach

Chris Humphries (3* Open Canoe)

Karen Davies

British Canoeing Level 2/Sheltered Water Coach

Nigel Conway (OC and K)

Dave Butler (OC and K)

Amy Goolden (K)

British Canoeing Level3/Performance Coach

Sue Couling (Sea)

Old BCU Level 3 Kayak Coach

Dave Butler (remit-Leading/coaching on swift water up to grade 2 (with short sections of 3) at venues such as Jackfield or The Mill – Llangollen, with suitable support.)
Chris Hughes
Dave Chapman
Duncan Smalley
Nigel Conway
Iain Thompson
Sue Couling

Old BCU Level 3 Canoe Coach

Chris Hughes

Old BCU Level 3 Surf Coach

Duncan Smalley

British Canoeing 4* White Water Kayak Leaders

Alex Tedford
Dylan Roberts
Brian Wenlock
Tom Hyde

British Canoeing 4*Sea/Sea Kayak Leader

Dave Southern
Amy Goolden

British Canoeing 4* OC/OC Leader

Chris Humphries

British Canoeing 5* OC/ Advanced OC Leader

Nigel Conway

British Canoeing 5*(sea)/Advanced Sea Kayak Leader

Richard Janes

British Canoeing 5* WWK/Advanced WWK Leader

Nigel Conway

Polo Leaders

Dylan Tomlinson

Club Authorised Paddle Leaders

Nigel Conway is authorised  to:

  • run club kayaking trips on white water up to grade 4 water.
  • run club surfing sessions in up to 1 metre of surf.

Brian Wenlock is authorised to run club kayaking trips on water up to grade 4

Chris Humphries  is authorised to run open canoe trips equivalent to the remit of a 4* OC Leader Inland (Sheltered Tidal Water / Sea as defined by British Canoeing) and to run kayak trips on moderate inland water.

Alex Tedford and Dylan Roberts are both authorised to run intro to whitewater sessions on the Dee at Llangollen

James Block is authorised to run adult and junior race training sessions and races at Frankwell and at the sites of other Clubs

Tony Gardner authorised to run:

sessions on Sheltered Water

Intro Surf Sessions at Black Rock in Moderate Surf per BC Guidelines at a maximum ratio of 1:6. and Sea Safety Sessions at Black Rock

Intro sea trips between Black Rock and Criccieth at a max ratio of 1:6


Richard Green authorised to run trips on Inland Sheltered Water


Dave Jones authorised to run trips on Inland Sheltered Water


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