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Meet the Committee of Norwich Canoe Club. Find out who you need to speak to.

Norwich Canoe ClubOUR COMMITTEE

The Team that steer the Canoe Club.
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CHAIR & PADDLE-ABILITY COORDINATORMARTIN MATTHEWS

Martin has been paddling kayaks since he was 17 and is a level 2 coach. Martin is a Orthotic Clinical Specialist and Honorary Associate Professor at Plymouth University. Martin works with GB Para Athletes and is well placed to assist the Paddle-ability paddler.

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VICE CHAIRSARAH WALKER

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CLUB SECRETARYJACKIE KILBOURN

Jackie is the only member of the club that hates the water and never gets into a canoe! However Jackie has been with the club now for about 25 years so she knows just about everything there is to know about running a Canoe Club.

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TREASURERAARON WIDDOWS

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MEMBERSHIP SECRETARYTERRY EPPS

Terry was a keen canoeist and former club member for many years and returned to the sport when he retired as an accountant in 2017. If you have any questions regarding membership, how to join, fees, family membership etc. then Terry is the person to go to.

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HEAD COACHDYSON PENDLE

Dyson was a founder member of NCC and is a life-long paddler. He is actively involved with the British Canoeing as the club based coach for the GB world-class canoeing coaching programme and as a selector for GB marathon teams. Dyson still finds time to paddle and compete in some competitions.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY REPJOHN FRANKLAND

Working in the High Risk Organisation Nuclear Industry John has an exacting approach to Health and Safety. He keeps us safe and in line with British Canoeing, Club and general health and safety policies. If you any concerns or H&S matters please contact John.

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WEBMASTERMATT PARKES

Matt is our webmaster and race IT organiser.  He has been paddling since he was 10 years old and continues to train at the club most days of the week. After coming to the University Of East Anglia for a Computer Science degree, he decided to stay in Norwich where he now works full time as a Web Developer.

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SPRINT REPADAM WANT

Adam found kayaking via his sons. Rather than stand on the bank waiting, he took the plunge….more than once. A love of the water and old sporting ankle injuries mean a sport where he can sit down is ideal.
Adam is our sprint rep.

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MARATHON REPMATTHEW LODGE

Matthew organises the club for Marathon Races. Matthew is a keen kayaker, racing marathon as well as sprint.

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ADULT PADDLING REPALAN EPPS

Alan’s role is to represent the interest of the Adult Paddlers on the committee. Alan is one of the longest serving members and has a wealth of experience which he will share. Contact Alan if you have an adult paddling issues for the Committee.

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LEARN TO KAYAK COORDINATORHARRIET HICKS

Harriet is our ‘Learn to Kayak’ coordinator. If you want to do some introductory ‘Learn to Kayak’ sessions please contact Harriet.

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QUARTERMASTERALI PENDLE

Ali is our representative at the Wensum Sports Centre where we keep our second gym, but most importantly Ali holds all the lovely Norwich Canoe Club clothing. See Ali if you need a new Race Top, Hat, or Polo Shirt.

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JUNIOR REPTOBY BOOTH

Toby started racing at age 8 and joined NCC after moving to Norwich from Bishops Stortford in 2016. Toby is a Junior GB paddler and trains on most days at the club. He is always happy to help so ask him any questions you may have.

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JUNIOR REPLUCY WALKER

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN OUR CANOE CLUB?

MEET NORWICH CANOE CLUB

We run introductory sessions for beginners throughout the warmer months. If you are interested in joining the club please get in touch via the button below.