The Coaches at Phoenix Canoe Club

The Phoenix Canoe Club only use British Canoeing qualified and registered coaches for instructing and leading canoeing activities. All coaches undertake a comprehensive training and assessment course for each level of competence and maintain a current first aid qualification. They are full members of the Club in their own right and give their time freely to teach kayak and canoeing skills.

BC Level 3 Kayak Coaches / BC Whitewater Coach
Level 3 coach is the correct grade for a person to be in charge of kayaking activities for a club or school, which includes expeditioning and/or white water Grade II/III.

  • Phil Atkinson + FSRT Provider
  • Mark Underwood + 5* River Leader + FSRT Provider
  • Rene Lee (UKCC Level 2) + 4* River leader with Moderate Water Endorsement
  • Jack Day – BC Moderate Water Whitewater Coach

BC & UKCC Level 2 Kayak Coaches / BC Flatwater Coach
Level 2 coach is the correct grade for a person to be in charge of introducing groups to canoeing, teaching and assessing BC Paddle Discover and Explore Awards, on simple waters in general purpose kayaks designed for use on white water, or in open cockpit canoes or kayaks.

  • Tim Rice + 4* River leader
  • Fred Varley
  • Mandy Gordon

UKCC Level 1 Kayak Coaches / BC Paddlesport Instructor
Level 1 coach is the correct grade for a person to assist other coaches and provide taster sessions

  • Kevin Wells
  • Sam Rice
  • Jack de Naeyer
  • Charlie Pearce + 4* River Leader
  • Andrew Theobald
  • Joseph Willoughby
  • Barry Varley
  • George Woodman
  • Oli Woodman
  • Ben Bak Olesen + 4* River Leader
  • Jeremy Atkinson
  • Trish Davey
  • Sarah Lane
  • Jon Davies
  • Tushar Patel
  • Felix Wilson
  • Gautum Dahale


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Phoenix Canoe Club and Outdoor Centre

Phoenix Canoe Club Limited is a registered charity no. 1148787 and a company limited by guarantee, registration no. 8002910. Phoenix Canoe Club and Phoenix Outdoor Centre are trading names of Phoenix Canoe Club Limited.


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