Hammersmith Ferry proposal

February 21, 2021
The closure of Hammersmith Bridge has brought significant disruption to local life in the area both on the land and on the water. A planning application has now been made to build a ferry terminal at Harrods Wharf, directly opposite Fulham Reach Rowing Club, with a view to offering passenger crossings every 15 minutes. The

Isle of Ely in the news

February 21, 2021
Isle of Ely Rowing Club have featured in their local press with a lovely story about their medallists from the British Rowing Indoor Championships At different points in the age range Millie Hurrell and Nicki Glen won 2 medals each at the virtual event held in December. Full story online from the ‘spotted in Ely’

Passing of Bob Bridges

January 30, 2021
It is with great regret that we pass on the news of the passing of Bob Bridges MBE, past President of Peterborough City Rowing Club, aged 87. John Canton has written a full and moving obituary for Bob which you can download here.

Regional Junior catch up

January 20, 2021
The next regional catch up for junior coaches and coordinators will be on Monday 8th Feb at 7-8.30pm. If you would like to attend please email Helen Knowles

Eastern Region Learn to Row survey

January 17, 2021
As we begin 2021 the Regional Rowing Council intends to develop a series of intiatives to help clubs bring back rowing to our waterways. In this, the first, we are looking to share good practice and find ways to help rebuild membership and we are starting by surveying clubs to find out where we are

Study into the effect of sport on educational attainment.

January 9, 2021
Matt Newton of Star Club is compiling a doctoral thesis on the relationship between sporting activity and educational achievement. This is an important and live topic. Matt writes: An examination of the impact of sport on educational attainment. This research study looks at young people/ athletes and how their participation in sport impacts upon their

Passing of Les Fitton

January 9, 2021
It is with much sadness that we report the passing of Les Fitton, just short of his 93rd Birthday Les was a great friend to many across the Region but his home club was Lea who have posted a lovely tribute here Others write : “Les used to come and help out at PCRC for

British Empire Medal

December 31, 2020
Many MANY congratulations to Albert Scruby of Lea RC who has been awarded the British Empire Medal Albert has been a coach for Lea Rowing Club in east London for over 60 years. Please see here for the tribute to Albert from his home club. Albert joined Gladstone Warwick at 18, moving to Crowland before

British Rowing Awards 2020

December 26, 2020
British Rowing are announcing the WINNERS of this years Awards between Christmas and New Year and TODAY’S winners are for Medals of Honour for Outstanding Service to Rowing which are not presented lightly. Former recipients include the good and the great of rowing from Jürgen Grobler, Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent through to

Needs Analisys

November 2, 2020
Coach Education – Clubs Training Needs Analysis Sadly the challenges of 2020 have meant that the British Rowing Coach Education Team has not been able to deliver planned coach education and development.   With new ways of delivery currently being piloted to allow for a blended approach of both virtual and face to face sessions, we