It is with great sadness that we heard that Allan Burton had passed away on Sunday morning following a long and brave battle against illness. Allan was a main stay in our coaching team at Wey for 20 years, having been a member for 30 years. He will be remembered for his dedicated commitment to his various groups of paddlers. He also played a major part in providing and repairing Club boats, so his groups could race competitively.
A real Club man who will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. He would have been delighted that the Club were awarded the 2017 Sport Guildford ‘Club of the Year’ award only last week.
Allan’s family have kindly requested that donations can be made to the club in memory of him. If you would like to so do, then please either send a cheque made out to Wey Kayak Club, for the attention of the Treasurer, Wey Kayak Club, Guildford Waterside Centre, Riverside, Guildford GU1 1LW, OR make a bank transfer to the following account: Sort Code 40-36-16, Account Number 71526448.
All donations will be used to allow young paddlers who might otherwise be unable to so do, to attend training camps, races, purchase specialist kit and so on – at the discretion of the club coaches. Allan spent much of his time over the last few years coaching young paddlers and we are sure that he would be delighted to see your donations being put to this use.
Club recognised at Sport Guildford Awards
Wey Kayak Club has won Club of the Year at the 2017 Sport Guildford Awards. Also recognised on a very successful evening for Wey were Liam Heath and Anne Dickens. Liam won Sports Personality of the Year for the second year in a row, having had a glittering year, adding World and European titles to his Olympic gold and MBE. Anne picked up the Disability Sports Awards to go with her MBE, awarded following the her gold medal at the Paralympics.Read more…
Tim Lodge Elected as Chair of ICF Athlete Committee
Congratulations to club member Tim Lodge has been elected as Chair of the new International Canoe Federation Athlete Committee. With Tim’s extensive knowledge of all things canoeing and boundless enthusiasm, he’s sure to make a huge success of his new role!Read more…
Wey Kayak Club is one of the top kayak clubs in the country and caters for the needs of over 400 participants of all levels: from beginners to international level canoeists representing Great Britain at European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games. All our members paddle in flat-water conditions – “Placid Water” – using a wide range of canoes and kayaks built specifically for flat-water racing and suited perfectly for the conditions of the river Wey.
We specialise in flat water canoeing from our clubhouse on the River Wey. Members compete at all levels around the country at marathon and sprint races.
Our 30+ BCU qualified coaches run training sessions for all levels of paddlers. We run introductory courses to teach technique and give confidence in the boat.