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.
Head Coach (Volunteer)
Started paddling with a local scout group in 1967 and progressed to international racing. Was a member of the Olympic Training Squad from 1972 to 1983 attending multiple internationals.
1980 Started Coaching at Wey KC. While club coach we won the MacGregor Paddle at least twice and won the Haslar Final. Coach to Dave Battershell at this time!
1984-1989 National Marathon Coach, Coached the GB team which won the ICF Marathon Worlds 1988 team competition.
1983-1989 Member of the Marathon Racing Selection Committee
1986-1991 Assistant National Sprint Racing Coach under Brian Greenaway
1988 Dragon Boat Racing with Wey KC, won Nationals and went to Hong Kong in 1989 came 4th, went again in 1990 including Taiwan and also won Sail Amsterdam.
2011- Present Started coaching again at Wey KC, became Head Coach 2016
Senior Coach / Marathon Team Leader
BA (Hons) in Sport – University of Staffordshire
Competed for Team GB in over 50 International competitions, ranked number 1 in the world marathon and 4th in the worlds sprint, with numerous National and International successes.
Club Coach for 20 years, coaching athletes both junior and senior to World Champion status and coaching numerous club athletes (male and female) to International status.
Formerly coach and now mentor to Olympic Champion Liam Heath.
Appointed by British Canoeing as sprint Coach 2013 – 2015
National Team Manager Marathon – British Canoeing 2017 and 2018
Chair of the GB Sprint Canoeing Selection panel.
Group lead coach
Mick is lead coach for junior beginners and co-ordinates courses.
Group lead coach
Steve is lead coach for intermediate juniors.
Amanda co-ordinates and coaches the club’s school groups.
Paul coaches the intermediate juniors.
Roy coaches the intermediate juniors and is heavily involved in boat repairs.
Graham coaches the beginner juniors on Saturday mornings.
Richard coaches adult beginner paddlers on Saturdays and Thursdays.
Olly coaches the intermediate juniors and is the keeper of the keys for the private boat sheds.
After many years as head coach, Mike now shares his experience across the junior groups.