Meet the team

Club Chair: Siobhan Rowe


Siobhan has been paddling for five years and like many in the club only started because she got fed up with always being at the club with her daughter. She was membership secretary for four years.

You can email Siobhan


Club Secretary: Jackie Kilbourn



She is the only member of the club that hates the water and never gets into a canoe! Jackie has been with the club now for about 25 years so she knows just about everything! You can email her



Vice Chair: Andy

img_4577 Andy has been participating in canoe sport for many years from white water descent, Slalom Racing, Wild Water Racing and Marathon Competitions. With a wealth of experience Andy coaches on weekly sessions throughout the year whether on the water or in the gym. He looks forward to meeting all the members young or old on the water.


Treasurer: Mike

Mike started paddling to try and keep up with his wife. The rivalry is ongoing! He also helps with boat maintenance. Mike can help with any questions regarding payments, standing orders etc.

You can email him


Head Coach: Dyson


He 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. You can email him




British Canoeing Club Based Sprint Coach: Tim Scott

_dsc0122Tim was the first person in the country to be awarded a UKCC Level 3 racing coaching qualification. At Norwich Canoe Club he oversees the training of the U14 junior paddlers, the intermediate paddlers as well as coaching schools kayaking teams and organising the community outreach program. You can contact him
Awards: Norwich City Coach of the Year 2013. Active Norfolk Coach of the Year runner-up 2013. BCU PaddleAbility Coach of the Year runner-up 2013.


Membership Secretary: Lucinda

She can help with questions about joining the club, bursary information etc.

You can email her




Volunteer coordinator and NCC Catering Rep: Glo

Glo organises the amazing kitchen rota which is our biggest income into the club and helps keep membership costs down. Everyone should be part of the team so offer your services on the rota! It is a great way to meet the club members.

You can contact her on




Courses coordinator: Tony


He is often the first point of contact for anyone wishing to take up paddling with Norwich Canoe Club. If you have any questions about learning to kayak or our introductory sessions, Tony will be happy to help. You can email him at




Welfare Officers: Fiona and Mike

Following her move down to a warmer climate Fiona (aka Fee) took up canoeing and has competed nationally both at home and abroad.
Mike too joined the club later in life but claims he is more a swimmer than a paddler!
Mike and Fee are the first points of contact for children, parents and adults within the club who have a safeguarding or welfare concern. You can email them with any concerns









Health and Safety Lead: John


He also looks after boat racking and does all the risk management assessments.
You can email him at




Sprint Racing Managers: Jan and Gary

You can email them

Now that  Jan’s memories of slalom are fading fast, she has taken to sprint racing with the enthusiasm of a recent convert.
Jan and Gary can help with advice regarding the Nottingham Sprint regattas and our own sprint regatta and are normally at the Nottingham events supporting the club.

After racing his boys on an ergo at the 2012 Olympics they decided to have a go for real. A few weeks later they were racing for the club and Gary was still falling in but eventually, he got it! It’s a great sport for a slightly broken ex-rugby player trying to stay fit and in some kind of shape! Eventually, he was persuaded to race for Norwich and he has now qualified as a coach. He helps look after the Sprint team so any questions on what it’s like as a beginner, what you can do to help yourself and how much fun it is please speak to Gary.

Marathon Racing Manager: Chris

You can email him




Paddle-ability Coordinator: Martin

Team GB Paracanoe Anne Dickins & Jeanette Chippington

He organises introductory sessions for our disability paddlers as well as making sure we have all the facilities that they need if possible.
You can email him



Club Kit and Wensum Rep: Ali


See her if you need any club kit. (To get club points at races you need club kit). A list of kit available under the Club Kit page of this website.
You can email her



Adult Paddling Rep: Alan

Through from scouts to The canoe club, a die-hard member!   Alan is the link for adult members concerning committee business. You can email him




Physiotherapist and Core Training Lisa Hayward

Chartered physio Lisa enjoys competing, just not in a boat!

Lisa runs core sessions at Wensum lodge on Thursday mornings, you can contact her through her website here or her email:



Junior Reps Sammy and Josh

House and Grounds Manager: Clive

Website: Matt

Matt started paddling age 7 and now, after moving to Wales takes part in a very different type of Kayaking…

You can email him: