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

Sport England Return to Play Fund launched

October 21, 2020
Sport England have launched a new £16.5 million fund to give additional help to the sport and physical activity sector during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This is targeted at sports clubs who have suffered owing to the impact of restrictions brought in to control the disease. There are three seperate pots within this fund targetting different aspects

Andy Johnson RIP

October 13, 2020
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Andy Johnson. Andy was a colossal contributor to the sport nationally, regionally and locally. Nationally he served on the Council of the ARA from 2008 and then on the Board of British Rowing. Andy was Chairman of British Rowing’s Facilities Panel and sat on

Time to Listen

September 2, 2020
Time to Listen  is a course for Club Welfare Officers to help them understand their role and be more effective. A virtual classroom version is now available through Living Sport, the Active Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The course is interactive and is an opportunity to share experiences with Club Welfare Officers from other sports. The

Eastern Region Rowing Council – Covid-19 page

May 26, 2020
Latest Covid-19 news, advice and guidance Clubs and individual rowers are reminded that all British Rowing policies and guidelines still apply including the Code of Conduct, Safeguarding and Whistleblowing polices. 8th April British Rowing have updated the guidance to reflect some of the details now provided by the Government in relation to Step 2 of

Club Health Survey

May 24, 2020
Thank you to all the Clubs who completed the survey on Club health and activity and the equivalent on the East Midlands site. The responses are very valuable for the range of experiences in different settings and the differing (and common) actions Clubs are taking. We are in a more ‘mobile’ phase now and some

Sad news – the passing of Sally Lawrence

May 2, 2020
It is with great sadness that I have to report that Sally Lawrence passed away on the afternoon of May Day. She was diagnosed with cancer 8 weeks ago and had come home from hospital to be with her family and her cats for the last fortnight. Sally worked tirelessly for Lea RC, as an