Hall of Fame

big trophy1 cutoutEvery year the club awards prizes to members in various classes. These are decided on by the Committee and presented at the Club’s Annual General Meeting at the start of each year – come along to see who wins or perhaps accept your trophy!
A number of the awards have been revised over the years. For completeness the full list of Award winners before and after the change of awards have been listed here.

 

Most Improved Paddler

Awarded to the person who has made the most progress in their paddling during the last year.
  • 1999    Jack Bradbury
  • 2000    Jimmy Hobbs
  • 2001    Emily Blezard
  • 2002    John Stopford
  • 2003    Dave Wakeford
  • 2004    Debbie Stopford
  • 2005    Tom Wild
  • 2006    Matt Walker
  • 2007    Mark Limmer
  • 2008    Adrian Ward
  • 2009    Keith O’Hara
  • 2010    Kevin Whittington
  • 2011    Roger Blanchard
  • 2012    Jolly Humphy
  • 2013    Dave Stables
  • 2014    Craig Bould
  • 2015    Nic Wilson
  • 2016    Stuart Vidler
  • 2017    James Freeman
Most Improved Female Paddler
Awarded to the female member of the Club who has made the most improvement in their paddling during the year. A new trophy was used from 2007 onwards.
  • 2003   Emily Blezard
  • 2004   Andrea Thomas
  • 2005   Sarah Ford
  • 2006   Jo Sharman
  • 2007   Rebecca Gledhill
  • 2008   Mandy Spry
  • 2009   Anita Brian
  • 2010   Lois Young
  • 2011   Christine Brown
  • 2012   Samantha Allen
  • 2013   Jo Gribbins
  • 2014   Liane Hickling
  • 2015   Vicky Kirk
  • 2016   Liane Hickling
  • 2017   Vicky McGee
Most Improved Junior (Under 14)
Awarded to the junior member  (under 14) of the Club who has made the most improvement in their paddling during the year. This is a new award introduced in 2009.
  • 2009   Callum Jeffcock
  • 2010   Callum Jeffcock
  • 2011   —
  • 2012   —
  • 2013   Jonny Benson
  • 2014   Eliot Wood
  • 2015   Alex Benson
  • 2016   Stan Lawler
  • 2017   Albert Lawler
Most Improved Junior (14 and over) 
Awarded to the junior member of the Club who has made the most improvement in their paddling during the year. This was introduced in 2003 to replace the Most Improved Slalom Paddler Award.
  • 2003   Tom Wild
  • 2004   James Stopford
  • 2005   Ian Stopford
  • 2006   Jessica Acheson
  • 2007   Nick Jowett
  • 2008   Ben Thwaites
  • 2009   Nathan Fuller
  • 2010   Harry Blanchard
  • 2011   Naomi Fuller
  • 2012   Abbie Richardson & Sammy Neil
  • 2013   Sammy Neil
  • 2014   Ben Kirk
  • 2015   Patrick Nevill
  • 2016   Alex Bell
  • 2017   Oliver Scholefield
Most Improved Junior Female
Awarded to the junior female who has made the most improvement in their paddling during the year. This was introduced in 2015 to reflect and promote increasing numbers of girls paddling at the club.
  • 2015   Olivia Kirk
  • 2016   Olivia Kirk
  • 2017   Freya Luke
Best Beginner
Awarded to the person who has started canoeing in the last year and made the most progress during the year
  • 2000   Tanya Lambert
  • 2001   Wesley Aldridge
  • 2002   Ruth Close
  • 2003   Robert Stopford
  • 2004   Paul Morris
  • 2005   Tom Hustler
  • 2006   John Elvidge
  • 2007   Dan Garside
  • 2008   Richard Smith
  • 2009   Nigel Dodd
  • 2010   Angela Smith
  • 2011   Craig Littlewood
  • 2012   Cathy Hymas
  • 2013   Pete Bell
  • 2014   Alex Benson
  • 2015   Ayshah Jansen
  • 2016   Max Tupper
  • 2017   Jose Leite
Most Improved Playboater
A new trophy instigated in 2007 to reflect the growing popularity of this discipline in the Club. Awarded to the person who has made the most improvements in playboating during the last year.
  • 2007   Ian Stopford
  • 2008   James Stopford
  • 2009   Jessica Acheson
  • 2010   Matt Walker
Volunteer of the Year
Introduced in 2003, this award is for the person who has made the greatest contribution to the running and success of the club during the last year. his should be a contribution over and above any role that the member takes on as a member of the committee or coach. This is voted on by members at the AGM from a shortlist drawn up by members of the committee.
  • 2003   Steve Davison
  • 2004   John Stopford
  • 2005   Les Ford
  • 2006   Matt Walker
  • 2007   Sarah Ford
  • 2008   The Catering Team
  • 2009   Les Ford
  • 2010   Victoria Bradford
  • 2011   Roger Blanchard
  • 2012   Naomi Fuller
  • 2013   Jess Acheson
  • 2014   Dave Spencer
  • 2015   Paul and Eliot Wood
  • 2016   Simon Spencer
  • 2017   Dave Spencer

Rubber Duck

An extra special award presented to the member of the club who has done the most foolish thing on Club activities. Nobody wants to win it, but each years there are a surprisingly high number of contenders!  The achievements of past winners have included: swimming or terror in ankle deep water, failing to turn a corner and paddling up the river bank, getting throw lines tangled over slalom wires.
  • 2005   Rob Acheson
  • 2006   Tom Wild
  • 2007   Roberta Davis and Matt Walker
  • 2008   Jonathon Toothill
  • 2009   Richard Boyce
  • 2010   James Stopford
  • 2011   Dave Fuller / Mike Kerry
  • 2012   Pete Face
  • 2013   Matt Walker
  • 2014   Mark Limmer
  • 2015   Craig Jowett and Simon Spencer
  • 2016   Al Benson
  • 2017   Michael Scholefield
Best Media Contribution
Awarded to the member of the Club who has  contributed outstanding content  for the clubs website & newsletter. This may include photos, articles, trip reports, blogs, etc
  • 2012   Keith O’Hara
  • 2013   Les Ford
  • 2014   Andy Luke
  • 2015   Chris Halligan
  • 2016   Dig Coll
  • 2017   Nic Wilson
Sarah Davis Award
  • 2012   Kevin Whittington
  • 2013   Mandy Spry
  • 2014   Junior Slalom Squad
  • 2015   Anna Manley
  • 2016   Judith Forbes
  • 2017   Paul Scarborough
Highest Ranked Male
Awarded to the member of the Club who has achieved the highest position in the ranking lists for competitive canoeing disciplines during the last year.
  • 1985   Russ Smith
  • 1986   Andy Close
  • 1987   Robert Soothill (Prem)
  • 1988   Robert Soothill (Prem)
  • 1989   Robert Soothill (Prem)
  • 1990   Robert Soothill (Prem)
  • 1991   Robert Soothill (Prem)
  • 1992   Robert Soothill (Prem)
  • 1993   Robert Soothill (Prem)
  • 1994   Robert Soothill (Prem)
  • 1995   Robert Soothill (Prem)
  • 1996   Robert Soothill (Prem)
  • 1997   Tristan Matthews (Prem)
  • 1998   Chris Moore (Prem)
  • 1999   Chris Moore (Prem)
  • 2000   Robert Soothill (Prem)
  • 2001   Chris Moore (Prem)
  • 2002   Tom Emerson (Freestyle)
  • 2003   Tom Emerson (Freestyle)
  • 2004   Tom Emerson (Freestyle)
  • 2005   Les Ford (Div 2)
  • 2006   Les Ford (Div 1)
  • 2007   Les Ford (Div 1)
  • 2008   Les Ford (Div 1)
  • 2009   Les Ford (Div 1)
  • 2010   Les Ford (Div 1)
  • 2011   Les Ford (Div 1)
  • 2012   Nathan Fuller (Div 1)
  • 2013   Les Ford (Div 1)
  • 2014   Les Ford (Div 1)
  • 2015   Les Ford (Div 1)
  • 2016   Les Ford (Div 1)
  • 2017   Les Ford (Div 1)
Highest Ranked Female
Awarded to the female member of the Club who has achieved the highest position in the ranking lists for competitive canoeing disciplines during the last year.
  • 1990   Katy Buckley (Div 1)
  • 1992   Katy Buckley (Div 1)
  • 1993   Katy Buckley (Div 1)
  • 1994   Katy Buckley (Div 1)
  • 1995   Katy Buckley (Div 1)
  • 1996   Jenny Davison (Div 1)
  • 1997   Jenny Davison (Div 1)
  • 1998   Jenny Davison (Prem)
  • 1999   Jenny Davison (Div 1)
  • 2000   Jenny Davison (Prem)
  • 2001   Jenny Davison (Prem)
  • This award was withdrawn due to the low number of slalom paddlers at the club, but was reinstated in 2007.
  • 2007   Roberta Davis (Div 2)
  • 2008   Roberta Davis (Div 2)
  • 2009   Roberta Davis (Div 2)
  • 2010   Roberta Davis (Div 2)
  • 2011   Gill Arnett (Div 1)
  • 2012   Gill Arnett (Div 1)
  • 2013   Jess Acheson (Div 2)
  • 2014   Sarah Ford (Div 2)
  • 2015   Sarah Ford (Div 2)
  • 2016   Olivia Kirk (Div 2)
  • 2017   Olivia Kirk (Div 1)

Highest Ranked Junior

Awarded to the junior member of the Club who has achieved the highest position in the ranking lists for competitive canoeing disciplines during the last year. This award was introduced in 2014 to reflect renewed interest  in slalom.
  • 2014   Stephen McMahon
  • 2015   Andrew Crowhurst
  • 2016   Andrew Crowhurst
  • 2017   Andrew Crowhurst

Highest Ranked Veteran

Awarded to the Veteran member of the Club (over 35!) who has achieved the highest position in the ranking lists for competitive canoeing disciplines during the last year. This award was discontinued in 2002.
  • 1997   Robert Soothill
  • 1998   Robert Soothill
  • 1999   Robert Soothill
  • 2000   Vic Buckley
  • 2001   Steve Davison