Coaches

Wey Kayak Club has an enormously experienced senior coaching team, ably backed up by many volunteers coaches who give up their time to support both junior and adult paddlers in getting the most out our sport, whether that be in sprint or marathon racing at all levels, or simply paddling for pleasure and exercise.

Times and sessions may vary – please check the Team App for your group for more details

Paul Dimmock

Paul Dimmock

Div 1-2 Lead, Programme Writer & Marathon Team Lead

Group Lead for Div 1 &2. Paul also plans and co-ordinates club training, ensuring all paddlers have appropriate support at the club, with opportunity to compete at all levels, from beginner through to racing on the International stage. He also coordinates paddlers for Marathon events.

8-11 sessions/week

Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson

Div 3 to 4

Covers adult and junior members that are reasonably advanced in their paddling ability & whose training is primarily around club sessions.

5 – 8 sessions per week

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Div 9 to 5 Juniors

Introduction to more structured training, with focus on developing technique and race skills.

3-5 sessions/week

Sonja Freebody

Sonja Freebody

Sonja's Adult Paddlers

Paddling to maintain fitness.at a moderate/fast speed. The group accommodates & understands issues with ageing/long standing injuries. Not suitable for beginners, but well suited to intermediates and above, returners looking to regain confidence, & transition from intermediate to race training.

Saturday 9:45 – 12

Mick Luck

Mick Luck

Saturday Junior Beginners

This group is focused on having fun, whilst learning vital boat skills in a supported environment. It runs all year round and the sessions last for up to 2 hours.

Saturday 10am

Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins

Saturday Afternoon Groups

Slow paced (3pm): for those straight from the beginners course. Coaching in improving paddling skills offered.

Medium paced (2:30pm): intermediate speed, aimed at maintaining fitness with technique coaching offered.

Faster paced (2:15pm): Div 5-7 speed.

Graham Cowper

Graham Cowper

Racing Rovers

This is a faster group for adults who want to train to race within a fun environment. There is coaching offered, and lots of encouragement to start racing and gain promotion up the divisions.

Monday 6pm, Thursday 6pm, Saturday 10am plus excursions

Carol Ramplin

Carol Ramplin

Wey Wonderwomen

For women who need to arrange paddling around other commitments, but still want to get faster and enjoy racing. There are multiple small groups out throughout the week. There is not always a coach, so the group is only really suitable for those with their own equipment.

Wednesday 6:30am, Thursday 6pm, Saturday 8am, plus other sessions organised ad hoc.

Charlie Lovett

Charlie Lovett

Adult Improvers / Mid Rangers

Adult Improvers: A transitioning entry level group for adults To improve skills from being beginners, to e level sufficient to join other groups in the club matching their goals.

Saturday 10:30am

Mid Rangers: Like it says on the tin: mid distance, 6-12 milers, mid speed, leisurely, general fitness & social.

Thursday 6pm, Saturday 8:30am

Richard Hayman-Joyce

Richard Hayman-Joyce

Farncombe Floaters

The ‘floaters’ are a Div 4/5 group who train over 15-20k, sometimes stopping for coffee and cake.

Saturday 9:30-12:30, Thursday 6pm

Amanda Childerstone

Amanda Childerstone

Sunday Juniors

Sunday morning juniors session is for less experienced juniors aged 9-12. Important paddling skills are taught with a focus on fun and variety.

Sunday 10-11:30am

Olly  Welch

Olly Welch

Kaye Smith

Kaye Smith

Dawn Richards

Dawn Richards

Mike Childerstone

Mike Childerstone

Calum Shaw

Calum Shaw

Graham Bicknell

Graham Bicknell

Dave Martyn

Dave Martyn

Anne Skeldon

Anne Skeldon

Dave Halliwell

Dave Halliwell

Roy Briggs

Roy Briggs

Richard Radford

Richard Radford

Andy Freebody

Andy Freebody

Dave Battershell

Dave Battershell

Linda Bailey

Malcolm Davies

Jonathan Richards

Clive Johnson