Club coaches

Australian Canoeing qualified coaches are available for kayak and canoe instruction.
All of our coaches have at least Level one Paddle Australia instruction qualifications. Many of our coaches run our various classes and are also available for private group or individual instruction. If you would like to contact an individual coach by email, use the contact form at the bottom of this page and an email will be sent to the selected coach. FCC club coach

 

Dasha Kopecek

Dasha

Dasha is a level two flatwater coach for Sprint and Marathon paddling at intermediate to advanced level.  Interests: Masters, Women and trasntion to kayak (from other paddle/water sports).  Coaching availability Tues/Wed and Sat afternoon’s – by appointment.

Personalised and small group (2 – 4 people) sessions. Mentor coaching via telephone support – for paddling, health and fitness. Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP – ESSA).  

Contact coach: 0434 244 532

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Alex Boyd

Alex is a Level 1 Flatwater Kayak Coach at an intermediate to advanced level. Having completed training with British Canoeing he has additional expertise in racing, particularly sprint and marathon disciplines, technique advice and brings a sports science background to his coaching. He currently coaches Strathcona and Trinity as well as individuals and groups of all ages. 

Coach Contact: 0458 755 200

Alex James

Alex James

Alex is a level 1 flatwater coach, specialising in canoe coaching.  He has competed in marathon racing for many years particularly in canoes.  He also coaches and competes in dragon boat racing.

Andrew Merrifield

Andy is a great canoe polo player, having played for Montpelier in France and represented Australia at the World Championships.  He's also an excellent paddling coach and a personal trainer.  Andy's able to help out with 1:1 or small group training over Zoom, Skype or your favourite remote video service while we wait for the water to re-open.

Contact Andy on 0481 856 317

Joe Alia

Joe Alia

Joe is a level one flatwater kayaking coach.  He has coached the Trinity squad for many years and organises marathon racing in Victoria.

Contact coach: 0418 920 401

Julie Perriam

Julie Perriam

Julie is a level one flatwater kayaking coach specialising in beginners and intermediate paddlers.

Contact coach: 0422 629 379

Marg Buck

Marg Buck

Marg is a level 1 flatwater kayaking coach working with beginner and intermediate paddlers.  She is also an Olympian having paddled at the Tokyo Olympics.

Contact coach: 03 9489 0556

Monika Tencic

Monika is a level one kayaking coach, with experience in marathon paddling. She has coached the Strathcona team for the past few years and also coaches the FCC juniors.  While not paddling she loves playing hockey.

Rowan Doyle

Rowan Doyle

Rowan is a level one flatwater canoe and kayak coach.  He coaches and organises the FCC junior paddling squads.

Contact coach: 0418 397 033

Tony Payne

Tony Payne

Tony is a level one coach who specialises in coaching beginner and intermediate kayaking.  He races both canoes and kayaks. 

Contact coach: 0409 987 167