Graham "CLARKIE" ClarkLikes: getting wet on hot days, gangster movies, pizza and ice cream
Dislikes: getting wet on cold days, horror movies, vegetables
Interesting fact: I can juggle fire clubs
Qualifications: Paddle Sport Leader, Sheltered Water Coach and First Aid
Dan "WESTGATE" WestgateLikes: Playboating and learning new tricks
Dislikes: capsizing and going for a swim
Interesting fact: I’ve completed bronze, silver and gold DofE
Qualifications: Paddle Sport Leader, Paddle Sport Instructor, White Water Award, Whitewater Safety and Rescue, Foundation Safety and Rescue and First Aid
Peter "DOUBLE TAP" RichardsLikes: Having fun & learning on the water – bank launching, walking the raft, white water, even rolling!
Dislikes: Not having fun. Others not safely enjoying the water.
Interesting fact: My first experience of the river and canoes was on the African Congo River, it was the only real way to go places, the main highway. My family escaped the Congo revolution in open dugout canoes when I was 6/7. Loved canoeing ever since, who wouldn’t.
Qualifications: Paddle Sport Leader, Whitewater Award, Whitewater Safety and Rescue, First Aid and Foundation Safety and Rescue
Mark "MARK" PackerLikes: Guitar and social paddles.
Dislikes: Chinese food.
Interesting fact: Coming soon….
Qualifications: Paddle Sport Leader and FSRT
Henry "THE ADMIRAL" Austin BEMLikes: Using my practical skills to improve the facilities at the WAC in support of the water activities for the benefit of Young People
Dislikes: Getting Wet
Interesting fact: As a teenage member of BB I built a 2 seater wood and canvas canoe (shows how long ago that was!!!). I remember being in it whilst at BB camp at White Cliff Bay I.O.W and being chucked out of it in the surf.
Joining BB led me to a lifetime of missionary service through the many roles I have had working with, and for, young people. The following quote sums up the importance of the work we do:
“PRIORITIES – In 100 years’ time nobody will care how much money you earned, but the world may be different because you were important in the life of a child”
Peter "PETE" RobusLikes: Journeying by foot, canoe, kayak, canal boat & car. Drinking hot chocolate
Dislikes: Being outside in the cold & wet. Drinking soup
Qualifications: Paddle Sport Leader, Paddle Sport Instructor, First Aid
Catherine "CAT" ClarkLikes: Rocks! (She’s a Geologist), remote hill tops, sausages and adventures.
Dislikes: Rain, wet feet, being hangry.
Interesting fact: I’ve visited over 40 country’s and have spent a night in a self built snow cave
Qualifications: Paddle Sport Leader and First Aid
Sammy "MR DRY" DeansLikes: Cream Crackers with cheese
Dislikes: Missing out on things
Interesting fact: I am a Ski Instructor
Qualifications: Coach (Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard) White Water Award Provider, Foundation Safety and Rescue Award Provider
Joe "THE GEEK" LowerLikes: Being on the water, staying dry, family time, keeping busy
Dislikes: Getting cold and wet
Interesting fact: I used to own an ice sculpting business
Qualifications: Two Star, First Aid