I have been a volunteer kayaking coach since I was thirteen, first helping Tandridge Canoe Club and later Warwick University Canoe and Canoe Polo clubs. I have given up at least one evening every week for the past 11 years to help coach and develop kayakers of all ages. In addition to teaching basic skills I have also helped many get involved in white water kayaking and also teach canoe polo. This involves giving up weekends to go away with the club teaching skills and leading on white water accross the country. I have been president and coach for two years at Warwick university canoe polo club and also captained the mens team for two years.