Our born and raised Wye Valley team are here to make sure you enjoy playing on the River Wye as much as they do.


Growing up in Symonds Yat as a child, the River Wye was my playground and over the years  I have spent most of my adult professional life as a rowing coach and personal time as a rower and open water swimmer in this river.  As an ex member of the Fire and Rescue Service (with almost 20 years active service)  and an experienced sports coach – health, safety and safeguarding are of paramount importance to me – so when you come to YOFI Paddlesports you know you are in good hands. I am so excited to have the opportunity to share my passion for the Wye Valley and my love of fun outdoor physical activity with you. Whether you want to stand up on a paddle board or sit down in a canoe – we can’t wait to welcome you to YOFI Paddlesports.


I have lived in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley for all of my life and despite time spent travelling other countries, I came to realise how beautiful the outdoors were here, on my own doorstep. Passionate about meeting people and sharing life experiences.

Welcome to YOFI paddlesports! Under the supervision and guidance of our excellent instructors, I am sure you will have lots of fun and create your own memories of the River Wye!