“Captaincy is a position that indicates honour and respect from one’s teammates – recognition
as a leader by one’s peers”
Role of the Club Captain
The position of Club Captain is a position on the Committee. The Club Captain should be a
positive role model for all club members, be approachable and communicate effectively
with them, provide support and advice when needed, encourage and motivate them.
Traditionally a team captain leads by example and is the person to whom the team members
look for inspiration and strategy especially in competitive situations.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Together with the Club MPIO and Committee members, the Captain is one of the main
conduits of information and views between the members and the Committee.
- Be compliant with the Club’s Constitution.
- Be aware of occupational health and safety policies.
- Assist in any review of the Club’s Risk Assessment Plan.
- Regularly report in person or in writing to the Committee regarding any matters
pertaining to their role.
- Assist other committee members in their roles when necessary.
- Act as a mentor to new club members assisting them to integrate with the team
- Act as the principal point of community liaison to promote the aims and objectives of
the club through the press and during community events and any other appropriate
- Liaise with coaches regarding communicating regatta information to members.
(Note: Coaches remain responsible for team selection and crew composition)
- Communicate with club members via the club secretary
- Visibly support the Club by attending paddling sessions and regattas on a regular basis
and promote the principles of fair play.
- With the assistance of coaches, encourage members to attain and retain a good
level of fitness.
- Promote the ongoing training of new coaches and sweeps.
- Liaise with the Maintenance Officers to ensure that equipment is well maintained
and that relevant purchases are made.