Chairman - Jon Frettingham

Jon is a dive leader and an assistant dive instructor who is also the chief barbeque expert when we make summer dive trips away.  He makes sure that the club and food hygiene are all kept in good order!

The Chair is responsible for leading our Club and making sure our meetings run properly (arbitrating if necessary) and has the casting vote when its needed.

Diving Officer - Richard Croft

Richard is a First Class Diver, Advanced Instructor and Instructor Trainer with over 25 years experience. Richard loves wreck diving, but his real passion is flora and fauna, which go well with his other hobby of travelling. Why not read some of Richards blogs on his favourite dive sites!

"My aim as Diving Officer is to ensure the branches diving is all done

safely, training is the best it can be and that we have a can do attitude.I look forward to seeing you at the club one day."

The Diving Officer has ultimate responsibility for monitoring all our diving activities, appointing a Training Officer and signing off our BSAC diving qualifications.

Club Welfare Officers - Paul Ritson and Linda Ritson

Both Paul and Linda have worked professionally for many years with children, young people and vulnerable adults so have a lot of knowledge and experience to bring to the role of ensuring that the welfare of all members is safeguarded.

The Welfare Officer is responsible for ensuring all relevant DBS checks are carried out for club Instructors where required. They are also responsible for looking out for the welfare of Club members.

Teasurer - Rob Straw

Rob is a qualified ocean diver working towards the dive leader qualification . Rob works for HSBC as brand manager and is keeping a keen eye on our club treasure pot! 

The Treasurer is responsible for ensuring the sound financial management of the Club, receiving income and monitoring expenditure as well as preparing final accounts for submission to the AGM

Secretary - Karen Furzman

Karen is a qualified Ocean Diver, working towards her Sports Diver qualification. With some fantastic dives already uder her belt Karen has experienced many tropical places including Australia where her daughter Katie is currently working. Karen is happy to answer any club queries and will be updating us all with the monthly minutes. 

The Secretary is responsible for ensuring an efficient level of communication between the Committee and membership; and between the Club and BSAC Headquarters. They are also responsible for minuting our Club meetings and occassional Committee meetings, special meetings and AGM.

Equipment Officer - Stuart Bone

Stuart is a trainee Advanced Diver who regularly heads off to Spain for some sun and diving.  Having started diving almost as the club began, he has many club's stories to share!

The Equipment Oficer is responsible for maintaining all the club kit (which includes regular servicing), O2 kit and first aid provisions. Also allocates pool and open water kit to our trainees.

Social & Publicity Officer - Hannah Townsend

Hannah is working towards her Dive Leader qualification and plans on starting on the route to become an instructor soon. With a background in swimming instructing and teaching open water rescue skills for a charity Hannah has always loved the water. 

The Social and Publicity Officer is responsible for making sure that the club is promoted and that there is an active calendar of events to entertain both diving and non-diving members.

Expeditions Officer - Keith Ballin

Where do you want to dive next year? Tell Keith, he'll tell you where to go....

The Expeditions Officer plans and organises trips made by the Branch, at the request of members

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