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Milton Keynes win Gold at Virtual Champs

July 24, 2020
After successive Silver medals at previous BR Championships, Chris Hearn has finally achieved Gold at the British Rowing Virtual Championships. Chris won the Open 30-39lightweight 500m event on a horribly quick 1.27.1 and also took bronze in the 2,000m event in 6.40.1 Full details from the Milton Keynes FM site here with much more from

Junior Rowing Zoom

July 9, 2020
Helen Knowles, Regional Rep to the National Junior Committee will be hosting a zoom session for coaches and co-ordinators of junior programmes. The session is planned for Saturday 18th July at 13.30. The aim of the meeting will be: To connect junior coaches and coordinators across the region Identify what is working in terms of

June Safety Report

July 1, 2020
The June issue of the Safety report from the British Rowing Hororary Safety Adviser has been issued and is available here The topcis covered are: Repacking Throw Bags Radio Procedure Sunburn, Heat Illness and Exhaustion Waterborne Infections and Diseases Safety Inspections and Boat Checking Head Injuries and Concussion Is it Safe to Go Out Alone?

BR June Report

June 22, 2020
The latest report from British Rowing to the Region is out and available here It contains info and links on a wide variety of topics of interest to clubs and rowers such as • British Rowing Club Emergency Fund• British Rowing club affiliation• Back to Rowing• British Rowing Virtual Championships• Sport England / Government support

Eastern Region Rowing Council

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. July 31st Following the announcements from Government over the last 24 hours British Rowing has issued a statement and revised Guidance (5.1) which can be

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

Limited return to the water – guidance on 12th May

May 12, 2020
Following the publication of the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy on 11 May, British Rowing has updated its advice to all Affiliated Clubs and Events and detailed the rationale behind these decisions. Rowing in privately owned boats from publicly available access is now possible, subject to Government rules on social distancing, adhering to local waterways

Community Emergency Fund applications to be frozen

May 11, 2020
Sport England have announced a further top-up of £15 million to the Community Emergency fund BUT have said that: “The fund will then be paused at 11.59pm on Thursday 14 May, to enable assessors to process all remaining applications as soon as possible” Full announcement here. Any clubs needing help making an application are urged to

Latest advice and guidance

May 11, 2020
Following last night’s statement by the Government, British Rowing’s COVID-19 Situational Review Group met this morning to assess the impact on rowing and has issued the following statement. “At this stage, we have taken the decision that our previously published advice should remain in place until we have had the opportunity to review the details

Team ’21 North West

May 8, 2020
Our friends at North West Regional Rowing Council have launched a portal pointing clubs and rowers to valuable resources in these challenging times. The site points collects in one place links to material on training, coaching and competing – highly recommended and you can find it here