Cofounder, Chairman & Club Secretary

Ian is very excited to bring this great activity to the local community and help everyone enjoy the beautiful environment and all the health benefits paddle sports can offer here at Weir Wood

Paddling Life

Ian has spent the past 20 years developing human potential from the competitive side of the sport. Himself a successful Multiple Olympian (Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 (Bronze medal))  Ian moved into coaching in 2009 helping the next generations of aspiring athletes to fulfil their dreams.

Experience and Skills

With experience coaching within British Canoeing from the  highest level of athletes throughout the entire pathway from junior to senior elite.  Ian was the first level 4 UKCC performance paddle sports coach specialising in flat water sprint kayaking within the UK.