Inspiring people to be better paddlers

I've been a paddler for more years that I'd like to admit and have turned my passion for the sport into a successful full time coaching business. 

I'm constantly striving to develop people's skills and passion in both canoe, kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) disciplines. I offer a range of bespoke coaching days and a comprehensive range of British Canoeing personal skills, safety and rescue, leadership and coaching awards and qualifications. If you do not see a course that meets your needs or the dates that suit you please drop me a line on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call me to discuss your requirements. You can also drop in and have a chat at my centre, based near Leek in Staffordshire ( which I own and manage. 

I'm a British Canoeing Advanced Water Coach and offer a range of British Canoeing courses and tailored coaching packages and guided trips in the UK and abroad.

Why Choose Us?

Here's a few reasons as to why you should choose us for your next course...


We can provide you with all the kit and equipment you need for your course. We have the latest kayaks from Pyranha in our demo fleet for you to use free of charge. Our fleet include Machno's, Rippers and 9RII's. We also have a range of Venture Ranger and Prospector open canoes for your use too!

I have been paddling for over 24 years, most of which I have been coaching. Over the last 5 years I have also been a Coach Educator, training and assessing coaches and instructors in a range of disciplines. What better way to learn that from a Coach Educator who utilises the full range of coaching tools that best suit your learning.


Our Coaching Philosphy

We aim to deliver safe, engaging, empowering and enjoyable paddlesport sessions with the paddler's needs and wants at the heart of the process. We hope through this approach that paddlers will achieve and celebrate success (this success being focused on the journey and not the destination).

We deliver quality, needs based, coaching

We don't just deliver syllabi - we take time to understand your needs and tailor our coaching accordingly.

Don't take our word for it Here's a taste of what people say about our coaching