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Meet the Staff

In no particular order…………… our amazing staff team are:

John Freed – Senior NB Skipper, RYA NH Helm Instructor.

John has been working at Islington Boat Club since 2004 working with the youth club, schools education and as instructor for our Gateway Programme. John has always enjoyed paddle sports of all kinds and has achieved a high level of expertise over the years, especially in slalom canoeing. He is passionate and proud about passing on this knowledge to today’s generation of young people.

Jan Dorling – Office Manager

Known as the Mother Hen of IBC – Jan has been with the club since 1998, she is responsible for the running of the office and all things financial.

Sarah Corcoran – Development Officer
Sarah is a highly experienced fundraising professional with a proven track record in major account management, legacy fundraising and generating capital and revenue funding through trusts, statutory agencies and major corporate sponsors.

Darren Greenwood – Sessional Youth Worker

Darren is a sessional youth worker/instructor who progressed from the ranks of the youth club to staff member. He has rapidly accumulated much valuable experience from working in other centres both in London and abroad. He is planning to continue on his international expeditions to further his personal development as a team leader and Instructor.


Islington Boat Club,
16-34 Graham Street, Islington,
London, N1 8JX
020 7253 0778.

Registered Charity 287680
Registered Company 01743087