Meet the team

Club Chair: Kerry

Kerry was a founder member and was the only girl at that time! She has competed for GB in marathon and sprint. She is a trustee of the Whitlingham Boathouses Foundation Trust and is on the Operational Management Committee.
You can email Kerry



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


Treasurer: Roy.

dsc_1292He started paddling in 2009 after retiring from competitive rugby at the age of 45. He began his kayaking career with weekly swimming lessons in Whitlingham Little Broad but persevered and won his divisional class [Division 9] at the Hasler Final the following year. He is now in Division 5. His point being, “If I can do it anyone can!” Roy can help with any questions re 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 overseas 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: Siobhan

img_0407She can help with questions about joining the club, bursary information etc.

You can email her



Volunteer coordinator and NCC Catering Rep: Vacant



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 on




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 point 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

dsc_1304He also looks after boat racking and does all the risk management assessments.
You can email him on




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 its like as a beginner, what you can do to help yourself and how much fun it is please speak to Gary.

Marathon Racing Manager: Stacey

img_1269She started paddling in 2006 and has 2 of the prettiest boats at the club! She has done most of the Haslers in our region, a multiple of times, as well as some outside of our region too. Stacey represented GB in the marathon development squad whilst being a junior. If you need any information about the marathon races she can help.
You can email her


Paddle-ability Coordinator: Martin

Team GB Paracanoe Anne Dickins & Jeanette ChippingtonHe 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 : Ali

ali1_recentSee 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: Chris
Chris provides a  communication point for adult members into the Committee. Chris started paddling in 1994, following his daughter into paddling. He has experienced the full learning curve from beginner to Div 7 Marathon Paddler, and is the proud  winner of the Club ‘Fish’ Trophy for the member that has spent the most time in the water. He is therefore well aware of the needs of newer adult paddler but is here to represent the needs and aspirations of all adult paddlers in the club. You can email him

Wensum Rep : Vacant


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: