Australian Canoeing director Professor Keith Lyons has tendered his resignation from the board due to family matters.
Australian Canoeing director Professor Keith Lyons has tendered his resignation from the board due to family matters. Keith will be relocating and spending time with his family over the next few months. Danielle Woodward OAM, (President, Australian Canoeing) has reluctantly accepted Keith’s resignation from the board.
According to Woodward “Keith’s ability to easily comprehend and resolve complex matters will be sadly missed. He provided a wonderful balance to the Board through his thought provoking nature and high intelligence. There is no doubt that Australian Canoeing is a far better organisation from his involvement.”
Keith has been involved in teaching physical education, human movement studies and sport studies since he graduated from Loughborough College of Education in 1975. Keith has a special interest in the use of educational technology in teaching, coaching and learning and has completed a PhD at the University of Surrey.
Keith has been the Coordinator for the Performance Analysis Unit at the Australian Institute of Sport as well as Head of the Department of Biomechanics and Performance Analysis. As well as lecturing at a number of universities in the UK Keith became the Professor of Sport Studies at the University of Canberra in 2009, the year in which he also became the founding director of the National Institute of Sport Studies.
As such Keith has a wealth of knowledge, insight and experience which he has shared in his position with Australian Canoeing over the years. Keith first moved to Australia in 2002 and coached Australian canoe slalom athletes for a number of years. More recently his work has been focused on “the opportunities the social web provides to share and explore ideas in teaching, coaching and learning.”
Australian Canoeing extends its best wishes to Keith and his family. His presence and contributions will certainly be missed but AC looks forward to seeing Keith amongst the canoeing community in the future.