Friday, March 16, 2007

Amazing People - Nick Cunliffe

Nick Cunliffe is an active and experienced Level 5 Coach (inland kayak and sea kayak) and WCA Contracted Course Provider. In the past he has run a succesful adventure sports business in Llanberis where he organised the coaching programme and ensures that all Coach Education courses meet the highest coaching standards. Nick currently provides his services as a stand alone operator as well as producing the successful Kayak Essentials DVD.

Nick has been active across a number of watersports disciplines including sailing, windsurfing, river kayaking, coasteering and sea kayaking. Nick has occasionaly been known to enjoy mountain activities too.

As a long standing practitioner within coaching and instruction Nick has worked at two national centres in Wales, Plas Menai and Plas y Brenin. He continues to mentor and train aspirant paddlesports coaches at all levels. Learners that come into contact with Nick are often impressed with his empathy and ability to give feedback in a way that is understood by the performer.

As for global travels, Nick has enjoyed adventures with a boat in Europe, Alaska, Norway and Mexico

Nick features in Justine Curgenven's excellent sea kayaking DVD series 'This is the Sea 2 and 3'

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