Our Coaches

Our dedicated coaches are mostly made up of members who started paddling through the club and wanted to become more involved and give something back. 


As 'Head Coach' Phil Irwin oversees the clubs coaching programme and works with the other coaches to ensure LDCC offers the best coaching to our members, whatever their ability level.


All of our coaches give their time and experience on an entirely voluntary basis and are very friendly and helpful.


Our coaches are all BC qualified from Paddle Sport Instructor through to Discipline Specific Coaches (or equivalent), they all have a wealth of kayaking & canoeing experience, working with children & adults of all ages.

Phil Irwin
(Head Coach)
John Gibbison
Dave Horn
Beckie Lewis
Simon Goddard
Chris Bowler
Steven Hargreaves
Rachael Dyer
Colin Hunter
Holly Wilson
Alex Hill
Alex Neal