Phil Hadley

Phil HadleyPhil is a Paddlesport Development Officer for Canoe England based in the West Midlands. This is a part time post, three days a week.

When he is not working for Canoe England, he’s probably working for BCU UK Coaching! Phil is one of the National Trainers and involved with rolling out the new coaching scheme and Performance awards, he is also an Approvals Officer working with BCU Approved Centres.

Phil coaches paddlesports and delivers and assesses paddlesport coach education courses.

He works as an Outdoor Education Consultant for Dudley LEA, as well as being the Technical Adviser for a number of outdoor centres.

Phil considers himself very lucky to have been coaching and paddling in some awesome locations around the world – Canada, Finland, New Zealand, Panama, Florida, Grand Canyon, Sakhalin – Eastern Russia, French Alps, Ardeche – and hopes that this list will continue to grow!

Phil studied Sports at the University of Wolverhampton, where he gained a BSc Hons, and continued to work there part time as a visiting lecturer in Outdoor Education and Leadership.