RTRC Junior Rowing Section
Posted by the Youth Development Committee
The Youth Development Committee have been set the exciting challenge of developing a junior rowing section and the team involved have accepted the challenge with great enthusiasm.
This is a new opportunity for the club to develop a long term sustainable future and, offer our local young people a great opportunity to learn/develop new skills.
For the past few months we have been working, furiously, to create a programme to inspire the next generation of rowers to get involved with the rowing club that we all have the privilege of being a member of.
Our primary aims and objectives this year are:
• To increase the Junior membership
• To run a successful Junior Seine boat rowing series
• To raise the profile of the club in the local community
• To develop closer links with local schools
• To work closely with British Rowing and Active Devon
• To take 2 junior seine boat crews to compete in the Great River Race
We are working very hard to make our ambitions a reality but, we need your help to ensure that we do!
Some of you may well have already been approached to help with Junior Coaching but, we haven’t yet reached everyone so, if you think that you would like to be part of the coaching then please contact either myself or Gerald Atkins on either; Email: Sara Free or Email: Gerald Atkins
For those of you who aren’t able to cox we still need you support in order, to get the Juniors out on the water. We need; people to help launch the boats; prepare the equipment; ensure the Juniors know where they’re going etc and to then get the boats back up the beach and equipment put away.
If you think you can help out with this please can you follow the link below and indicate on the Calendar which days you are able to attend.
The sessions are going to be held on a Monday and Wednesday 6 – 7pm on Teignmouth Back Beach starting from March the 31st.
The calendar runs for the entire Summer season, you are able to return to the link at any point and update your availability. If for some reason you are unable to edit your availability, just re enter your name and re enter the information, all information will come directly to me and I can update accordingly.
I hope this all makes sense to you it is a new system that we are trying out as a means of making it easier to manage Novice nights etc.
I and the rest of the Youth Development Committee are looking forward to meeting you all on the beach,
RTRC Youth Development Officer
RTRC Youth Development Committee