To maintain our status as “the finest canoe club in the whole dam universe”, Dabulamanzi Canoe Club has partnered with Olympic silver medalist Attila Adrovicz as our official club coach.

Attila Adrovicz

Head Coach

Attila offers a variety of coaching packages to canoeists of all levels – from beginners sessions to Olympic standard training with his elite High Performance Squad.

As an athlete Attila has garnered numerous podium positions for Hungary between 1984 and 1996 at World Championship events in K2 and K4 Sprints, as well as a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games for K4 in the 1000m.
He is a qualified sports scientist with a degree in Kayak-Canoeing Coaching from the Semmelweis University Faculty of Sports and Physical Education.
He has worked with both Hungarian and South African National teams, with athletes who achieved numerous podium positions at both Worlds and Olympics.


Dabulamanzi is proud to host Attila’s High Performance training squad. This squad consists of elite athletes of all ages, all aiming to compete on an international stage.

Congratulations to our K4 members who have just qualified for the Olympic qualification World Champs in Szeged (Hungary) later this year. Our very own David Rodrigues (front of the K4) has also qualified for the U23  World Champs in Pitesti (Romania).

To ensure that canoeing has a future in South Africa, Attila has taken on the role of schools coach for a number of local schools.

The Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club was founded by Brad Fisher in 2003 after he noticed a serious absence of black paddlers in the sport, particularly in Gauteng.

In an effort to give back to people who could really benefit from the sport in the same way he had, Fisher worked with the Dabulamanzi Canoe Club to develop a similar club in Soweto (visit the SCARC website here.)

Attila has been a part of the SCARC paddler’s development through coaching over the past year.