Keith has been involved with Leicester Outdoor Pursuit centre for over 30 years and has been paddling for over 40 years. He was a key figure in the establishment of the centre as it is today and has a strong connection and commitment to the centre and its ethos for bringing adventure opportunities to the people of Leicester.
He is a BCU level 5 coach and is involved in the training, mentoring and assessment of coaches across paddlesport and now works for the BCU and Canoe England in the development of the UKCC awards for coaching. He is the lead IV /QA officer for coach education courses and is national coordinator for White water safety & Rescue for Canoe England.
He has wealth of experience as a white water paddler and coach, paddling and guiding many of the major rivers of Europe, central and north America, Africa, Asia and the Himalayas.
His experience and knowledge in competition both as paddler and coach covers Slalom, Sprint and Marathon, WWR and Freestyle with his athletes having success at national, international and Olympic level.
More recently Keith has undertaken new and more personal adventures, from paddling in Svalbard in the Arctic circle in 2010, solo sea kayaking around Mull in 2011 and is paddling the Grand Canyon in summer 2012.
He has made contributions to paddlesport publications and looks to continue working in the development of the sport, coaching and coach education and the continued success of Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.