Chair – Matt David

Matt leads the club in line with current issues and practices for the sport.

Secretary – Alyson Slater

Alyson is responsible for the organisation of the meetings of the General Committee and of the Club, the recording of minutes relating to the general business of the Club, items of general correspondence and other duties as may be deemed necessary by the General Committee.

"Since both children and hubbie were paddling and the dog was too old to walk along the river banks, I ventured into an open canoe paddling tandem with my husband. I then became hooked and determined to try my hand at solo paddling. My preference is for nice flat water - rivers or lakes - and I love the chance to get close to wildlife, there's nothing quite as special as having a kingfisher fly past on a summer's evening. This and the good company of other paddlers keeps me hooked. At HCC we try to make paddling as accessible as possible to as many people as possible."

 - Alyson

Treasurer – Carl Von Berg

Carl is responsible for the collection of all monies and keeps such books of account as required by the General Committee. He produces at the AGM a balance sheet showing the financial state of the Club, and this is accompanied by the Auditor’s Report. In addition he ensures that a list of Annual Subscriptions is prominently displayed on the club notice board.

"Both of my children paddled with HCC and finally I decided to have a go, my first experience was in an open canoe on a breezy day so it was a real test of my commitment! I then learned to paddle in a kayak and began to work through my BCU star awards. Over the last couple of years I have progressed to qualify as a coach and taken up sea kayaking. Paddling for me is a great way to relax and keep fit in the company of friends. I think HCC offers great opportunities for people to learn to paddle and find the sport that suits them."

 - Carl

Coaching Officer - Helen Slater

Helen organises and co-ordinates all coaching activity at the club.

Buildings Officer – Matt Smith

Matt keeps the clubhouse maintained and functional at all times. He organises any repairs to the clubhouse.


Membership and Communications Officer – Vicky Mehew

Vicky organises and updates membership information. She communicates with the members and maintains the website.

Equipment Officer –  Alex Perks

Alex ensures all equipment is stored safely and in good working order.

Welfare Officer –  Linda Brothwell

Linda acts as the liaison between youth members and the committee; encouraging younger paddlers to contribute ideas to the club. She is responsible for safeguarding and protecting youth and adult members. She promotes good practice and coordinates any action following concerns identified within the club.

HCC started in 1978 - BC affiliated

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