Coaches and trip leaders are key to the club’s success. this page attempts to gather some useful resources together in one place!

Trip Leaders Resource

The club’s trip leaders are the key to a full and exciting calendar. Becoming a trip leader can seem daunting, however the more experienced coaches and trip leaders are incredibly willing to support people who are prepared to support you. As always start with smaller trips, in sheltered water.


Official club trips (i.e. published in the calendar are covered by the club insurance.

Other Trip Leaders and Authorisations

We have a list of club trip leaders on the website. Official BCU/SCA qualifications are not the only route to being a trip leader as the club can recognise experience.

Club Standard operating procedure

Guidance on the rules that cover club trips is written up the SOP. See the Club Documents page

Guidance Notes and Other Info

We have written some small guides and the trip form is useful to use. These are on the Club Documents page.

Other Trip Leader Info

More resources cover items such as: Key holders and equipment | Using facebook and whatsapp | Funding Support | Trip Charges

Club Coaches

Qualified coaches are also vital to the club. We have a short induction process to make sure we let you know how things work and also for coaches we need to carry out PVG procedures (child protection).