BWSW Coaching Conference 2019


Monday 29th April 2019

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Box End Park, Bedford


Early Bird Discount valis until March 31st = £45 

Standard Rate (1st April onwards) = £55 


BWSW Coaching Conference 2019 - Box End Park, Monday the 29th April

…for coaches, instructors and operators

…sponsored by Midlands Nautique and Connelly

Confirmed Exhibitors: 

  • Connelly
  • Midlands Nautique
  • dryrobe
  • Mystic
  • Tom Buoys
  • Hyperlite
  • Slingshot Wake and Foil
  • Wrapped USA
  • Watersports World
  • Industry Wake Parks/Union
  • Aquaglide Aqua Parks
  • Wibit Aqua Parks
  • Wakestation
  • Mantis Pro Media

Morning Agenda:

09.00am:             Coffee, Registration and Exhibits

10.00am:             Welcome

10.15am:             Future of BWSW Coaching with Rod Beattie – Senior BWSW coach trainer/assessor


11.00am:             Barefoot Basics with Rod Beattie (practical):

The complete step-by-step guide to coaching a complete beginner barefoot lesson.

Kneeboarding basics with Ryan & Rachel Davis (practical):

From techniques on getting young children on the water in the safest way to all ages learning their first basic tricks.

Wakeboard Basics with Matt Crowhurst:

Common faults, fixes and the breakdown of basics for both boat and wake park riding.

Free ride time (practical):

Your chance to get on the water and demo any of the wakeboard kit on offer by the board brands exhibiting.

1.00pm:               LUNCH AND EXHIBITS (Buffet lunch and refreshments are included)

Afternoon Agenda:

2.00pm:               Guest Keynote Speaker – Jenny Jones, Olympic Snowboarder

How does a girl from Bristol who started out snowboarding in her late teens, end up with an FIS World Cup silver, three X-Games gold medals, an Olympic bronze and a place in the history books as one of the UK’s foremost sporting personalities. Well we’ll find out as she recalls her story, what makes her tick and how what she’s learned on her journey can help our sports growth.

2.45pm:               COFFEE/TEA BREAK



3.00-5.00pm:      Airtime with Jack Hammersley of Quays Wake & Ski (Practical):

The safest, easiest and most effective coaching methods for getting a rider to grips with wake jumps from one of the UK’s foremost wakeboard coaches.

3.00-4.00pm:      Making the most of your water - Wake & Aqua Parks

If you have space and are wanting to increase your revenue and/or just create an even greater facility for your members then straight line cable and aqua parks could be the answer. Tim Woodhead of Industry Wake (Union) will talk wake parks and then be joined by Scott Taylor (Aquaglide) and Leonie Corsten (Wibit) to share their vast combined knowledge on the installation and operation of aqua parks.

 4.00-5.00:         Attacking your first wake park feature with Jack and Alfie Constable

Two of the UK’s  best riders and BWSW Level 2 Coaches take you through the step by step of those first attempts on kickers and rails.

                          Slalom 101 - Body Position and the textbook pass with Steve Glanfield

As coach to some of the UK's best skiing talent and he will guide the discussion through this interactive slalom workshop with the use of video analysis and his wealth of knowledge.

5.00pm:               CONFERENCE CLOSE

5.30pm                Ski, board and surfer demos courtesy with conference exhibitors

Free cable time for all exhibitors and discounted boat sets available at just £20 per tow. Cable time can be arranged on the day and all boat sets will need to be booked ahead of the conference to guarantee your slot. Please make sure you have booked your coaching conference place first. Visit the link on this page to book your conference place and contact Box End direct for your boat time - 01234 846222 /

About our workshop and talk hosts

Keynote - Jenny Jones, Olympic Snowboarder

Jenny Jones made history at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, winning Great Britain’s first ever medal in a snow event. Taking home bronze in the women’s slopestyle category as well as an FIS World Cup silver and no less than three X-Games golds, Jenny has become the UK’s most globally respected and successful female snowboarder. Now busier than ever, Jenny continues to snowboard across the world and spread the good word not just about snowboarding but encouraging participation in any and all sport. Getting more girls and women into sport is a passion of hers alongside instilling a belief in as many as she can that anyone and everyone should be aiming for the incredible heights that she has achieved. In a relaxed Q & A talk, Jenny will chat about how she got to where she is now and the incredible story behind her journey.

Rod Beattie:

You would struggle to find a more passionate, knowledgable and  harder working member of the skiing world. Rod is one of BWSW most senior coach trainers and assessors having been a qualified coach and a key member of the team that has made the coaching course what it  is today. All of this on top of 20 years as an integral part of the core of the barefooting community as a top level athlete and British squad member and also the squad head coach. We’re in no better hands when it comes to barefoot coaching.

Matt Crowhurst: 

As with all our workshop and talk hosts, Matt has been in this world a very long time. Having racked up an impressive list of national titles in junior tournament skiing and throughout his wakeboard career he has also worked as a freelance coach from the age of 15 across both sports. Matt has become one of Europe’s premiere coaches across all wake disciplines which has, over the past 8 years, translated seamlessly into becoming one of BWSW’s most experienced and sort after coach trainers and assessors.

Ryan and Rachel Davis:

You don’t get a more involved pair than these two across every one of the BWSW disciplines. Ryan and Rachel Davis are not only two of the UK’s best kneeboarders having tallied up a mass of silverware between them, they also live for encouraging participation at every level and are two of the most proactive BWSW Level 2 coaches around, across multiple disciplines.

Jack Hammersley:

Skiing and wakeboarding is in Jack’s blood. He’s been on the water from a very young age, growing up at South Lake with his father, Paul, running the show. Then, as wakeboarding became his passion, Jack went on to hone his coaching and riding skills at Xtreme Gene in which time he became one of the UK’s best riders and coaches. Five years ago Jack then took on owner/operator responsibilities for one of the original homes of UK boat riding, Quays Wake & Ski, and has taken it from strength to strength.

Jack and Alfie Constable:

The constable clan, because there loads of them, are proof positive of how incredible straight line cable parks are for progression. From North Devon Wake Park opening not that many years ago, the wakeboard scene has been blown away by the entire clan’s impact on the scene and in particular how Jack and Alfie have been pushing the level of riding through the roof here in the UK. As resident BWSW Level 2 qualified coaches at their family run park, these two also have some incredible coaching in them too. You’ll be in safe, enthused and ever passionate hands for this cable wake park workshop.

Event Info

Venue: Box End Park



There are many places to stay close to Box End. We recommend these two as they are the closest and are often used by Box End Park.           

Premiere Inn, Bedford South A421

Holiday Inn Express, Bedford


Midlands Nautique


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