For recognition of all his dedication, hard work and commitment to making Duddon Canoe Club what it is today I am pleased to write that John Sherwen DCC head coach has been made an Honorary member of DCC.
With out Johns input and determination over the last 30 years, working along side others with the same aim, DCC would not have become the club it has grown in to today.
John joined DCC as a canoe coach. He was already a dab hand at canoeing as in his role of scout leader he would take groups to the Lakes on paddles. Over the years he has worked his way up to the position of Head coach where in turn he has gone on to instruct many others to become coaches themselves.
He has encouraged many of all ages and abilities to have fun kayaking and canoeing at the same time developing their skills in paddling. He was instrumental in building a formidable race team that has gone from strength to strength making many a national champion in their individual age groups with one junior member competing in USA with the GB team.
Before John acquired the site we use today all of the boats were stored on a members drive in Ulverston. Initially when DCC moved to the present site 9 years ago there were only three containers with all the boats stored on racks inside the compound. With help John went on to expand the site and facilities to what you see today.