Committee

Committee

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To be Elected
Chairperson
Chris Arrowsmith stood down at the 2017 ACM. We are looking to elect a new Chairperson at the National Championships. Chris is acting as interim chair.
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Derek Playford
Vice-Chairperson & Performance Chairperson
Derek has grown to love the sport through his and his child's participation at Meridian Canoe Club. Along with his Vice-Chair role, Derek is the Performance Chairperson for our GB sides. Although Derek jumps in a boat occasionally, he prefers giving back to the sport through organisation, coaching and refereeing – he tells us its an age thing!
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Steve Watts
Chief Referee
Steve is Currently the Chief Referee in the UK and Europe, he also sits on the ICF Rules and Development Board. He has officiated the senior men's final in the last two World Championships and was also lead referee in the World Games final. Feel free to ask any question you like on the rules or for a clarification and he will be happy to provide.
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Aziz Raoudi
Treasurer
Aziz became involved with Polo when his daughter started paddling about 4/5 years ago, he claims to still have much to learn! Now our money man - please make sure he doesn't have to chase you for late fees.
Chris Arrowsmith
National Leagues Organiser
Chris Started canoeing in Slalom, competing for the GB team then moving to the warmer canoe polo discipline! He has played for Dragon for the last 30 years.
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David McBay
Publicity Officer
David runs the Website and Social Media streams. Get in touch if you have any polo content to share or for any sponsorship enquiries. David began playing polo at University with London. He now plays with Meridian Canoe Club.
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Richard Potter
Secretary
Richard honed his orinisational prestige at Warwick University where he began playing polo. He now plays with Cherwell Canoe Club.
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Michael Burbeck
South East Chairperson

Michael started paddling at the University of London in 2007 and now plays for Meridian and East End Canoe Club.

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Sara Potter
Welfare Officer & North East CPC Representative
Sara started canoeing at 7 and polo at 8, now 24 the enthusiasm hasn’t left! Sara is the Yorkshire and Humberside secretary and National Committee rep as well as our Welfare Officer.
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Chris Carracher
Scottish CPC Rep
Chris spends most of his time overseeing the SCA polo leagues and development of polo in Scotland as the SCA Canoe Polo chairperson. Chris began playing polo at the University of Manchester and now plays for Scotia Phoenix.
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Matt Carter
North West Chairperson
Matt spends his time organising and running the regional leagues and general polo development within the NW&C region. Although he has paddled from a young age he didn't start polo until he was at Lancaster Uni, where he promptly fell in love. From there he built a new club based in Lancaster initially out of Lancs graduates, "Red Rose CC" which takes up the rest of his spare time!
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Dave Siegel
Welsh CPC Representative
Dave has been a kayaking coach for the past 30 years. His main passion is in teaching the basic strokes of kayaking right, therefore hopefully promote the longevity of all paddlers. Dave has competed at national and international levels in a variety of kayaking disciplines but has always come back to polo.
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Zöe Anthony
Welsh Chairperson & Coaching
Zöe joined Aberfan Canoe Club in the mid 90's and has been playing, refereeing, coaching and other roles ever since.
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Karl Day
South West Chairperson
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AP Gair
North East Chairperson
Adam-Peter a.k.a. AP started paddling at 16 and coaching at 19. British Canoeing Regional Coaching Representative for Yorkshire as well as the Yorkshire and North East Polo Committee's Chairperson. Full-time outdoor instructor and the Senior Instructor for the Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre. Coach, manager and player for the Leeds Panthers from Leeds Canoe Club. Hoping to make a difference by increasing polo coaching and standards of refereeing in the Regional division.
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