Coaching Team

The coaching/trainer team is led by Albert Donovan, an Award winning Sports Tutor, Technical Advisor and Assessor, who is also qualified to coach and assess Kayak, Open Canoe, Sea, Touring and the Olympic Disciplines of Slalom and Placid Water from beginner to advanced.

Albert Donovan, the Surrey Canoe Club founder,is the Canoe England Coach of the Year 2013 for the South East Region, the London Sport Inclusive Champion 2014 and the UK National Coaching Award Disability Coach of the Year 2014.

Albert Donovan was a presenter at the American Canoe Association Conference 2016.

Our club is compliant with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. In addition First Aid, Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and Disability Awareness training is provided to all volunteer coaches and trainers.