COACH is both a company limited by guarantee with 3 directors and a registered charity with 5 Trustees

Dave Bullock

Dave works for Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) and manages Physical Education and competition in the 65 schools in the Taunton and West Somerset Area. Dave helped establish Taunton Adventurous Sports and Canoe Club (TASCC) and currently volunteers as a coach and as treasurer. Dave was involved in the steering group that established Longrun Meadow and now chairs The Friends of Longrun Meadow.

Robbie Lowes

Robbie worked in Education and Urban Regeneration retiring in 2012. It was during her time with the town’s regeneration team Project Taunton that the proposal for an outdoor activity centre, located alongside the River Tone, began to take shape. Robbie is the secretary of COACH and a localresident; she is also a trustee of another charity.

Ian Payne

Ian is the head of maths at Taunton School and the chair of COACH.  He is also the driving force behind Taunton Rowing Club, being responsible for setting it up and acquiring large amounts of funding and equipment.  Ian is also a trustee of another charity and a governor at Kingsmead school.

David Bird

David, a retired GP, in between seeing patients, spent 30yrs gazing over Longrun Meadow from his consulting room in French Weir Health Centre. Now he enjoys slowly jogging in the parkruns round the Meadow, although, as a Cumbrian, his favourite sport is hill walking. From the medical viewpoint he very much appreciates the physical and mental benefits to health offered by COACH to participants in the various activities.