Committee Members

The Management Committee is the governing body that acts on behalf of the members and is responsible for ensuring the long-term success of the club, ensuring that the activities follow the law, are aligned with the expectations of stakeholders, and that risks are adequately managed. The committee has the ultimate authority for financial operations and budgeting to ensure the achievement of the strategic objectives.

The members of the committee serve 1-year terms and are elected at the AGM. The current committee members are

President: Mark Loram.

Mark has been a member of ACC since June 2013 and has recently qualified as an Enclosed Sea Instructor. He enjoys sea kayaking and flatwater paddling on regular club trips but has also attended several whitewater trips to Blue Gums and Big River in Victoria.

Vice President: Vacant

This position is vacant at the moment

Committee: Matt Condon

Matt is fortunate to live close to Semaphore beach and loves to paddle the local waters.  He enjoys sharing kayaking at this great location with club members

Treasurer: Charles Walker

Charlie was born in 1956 and is still paddling.

Secretary: Nicholas Bluhm

Although Nicholas does not live close to the beach, he enjoys turning up there for long paddles along the coast as well as outings with friends from the Club

Training: Phil Doddridge

Phil has been involved in kayaking and Adelaide Canoe Club since the 1980’s. As an Outdoor Education teacher, he became qualified as a white water instructor and part of this process was to have a go at Canoe Polo. Phil loved the game and became a State, National and International coach and player over many years. Phil has been on the State and National Paddle Australia Education and Training technical committees and conducted training programs in several Australian states. In recent years sea kayaking is Phil’s passion with several major expeditions. These include Coffin Bay to Port Lincoln, The Sir Joseph Banks Islands, The Neptune Islands, Pearson Island, Bass Strait, Streaky Bay to Elliston and Circumnavigation of KI to name a few. Kayaking will remain his passion until he can no longer pick up a paddle!

IT/Events: Abelardo Pardo

Abelardo started paddling and joined the club very recently and enjoys both sea and flat-water kayaking.

Polo Representative: Steve Wild

Steve has been a member of ACC for around 20 years, been playing Polo for 26 years, completed 13 RPM 100k marathons, still hold a RPM record for Over 55 TK1 200k Relay and is a fairly accomplished White Water paddler, up to Grade 3. He has recently purchased a Sea Kayak, so that his River Murray camping paddles can be made easier than paddling his old Olymp.76 Slalom Boat.

Membership Officer: Jo Molsher

Jo has been kayaker since 2010, when she bought a sit-on-top kayak and figured there were skills needed in using a paddle. From there she quickly moved to flatwater kayaking and paddled her first 100km marathon the following year. Her abiding interest in kayaking is the opportunity it provides to see amazing scenery, keep fit and be with like minded people. Over the years Jo has broaden her paddling base to sea kayaking and white water.

Club Leaders

These are the club members that are also leaders in the different programs (if you think your name should be in this section, drop us a note in info@adelaidecanoeclub.org.au)

Sea

  • Instructors
  • Phil Doddridge

    Bernard Goble

    Anne Langsford

    Simon Langsford

    Scott Polley

  • Guides
  • Charlie Walker
  • Leaders
  • Phil Doddridge

    Bernard Goble

    Anne Langsford

    Simon Langsford

    Scott Polley

Enclosed Sea

  • Instructors
  • Ian Brunning

    Mark Loarm

  • Guides
  • Shauna Ashewood

    Bella Kostermann

  • Leaders
  • Ian Brunning

    Mark Loarm

White Water

  • Instructors
  • Scott Polley
  • Wayne Hooper
  • Guides
  • Scott Polley
  • Wayne Hooper
  • Leaders
  • Scott Polley
  • Wayne Hooper

Flat Water

  • Instructors
  • Anne Langsford

    Scott Polley

    Simon Langsford

    Wayne Hooper

    Elizabeth (Libby) Robertson

  • Guides
  • Courtney Kirkwood
  • Leaders
  • Anne Langsford

    Scott Polley

    Simon Langsford

    Wayne Hooper

    Elizabeth (Libby) Robertson

Canoe Polo

  • Coaches
  • Simon Langsford

    Scott Polley

  • Umpires
  • Simon Langsford

    Scott Polley

  • Australian Representatives
  • Simon Langsford

    Scott Polley

Paddle Australia Assessors

  • Phil Doddridge
  • Scott Polley
  • Wayne Hooper
  • Elizabeth (Libby) Robertson