Coach Education in the East

Coach Education in the East

ERRC Contact : Ian Bardrick

Coach Education

Team members are: Ian Bardrick, Chair of the ERRC Coaching Committee, Coach EducatorEmail contact

Vicky Parry, Chair of the National Coaching Committee Email contact

Jacq Barnard, Coach Educator Email contact

Pete Forrest, Coach Educator Email contact

Jonathan Conder, Coach Educator Email contact

Katherine Morris, Fixed Seat Coach Educator Email contact

Gabor Marton, Coach Educator Email contact

Sharon Noble Layng, Coach Educator Email contact

Steve Brown, Coach Educator Email contact

Steve Casey, Coach Educator Email contact

Mike Arnold, Coach Educator Email contact

Tracy Muir, Coach Educator Email contact

Dan Hetherington, Quality Assurance Email contact

Rory Semple, Quality Assurance Email contact

What we do:

The group of tutors, assessors and verifiers meet regularly to plan and deliver training and workshops throughout the Eastern Region including:

UKCC Level 2 Session Coach:
This is a first step into coaching with less of a commitment than the Club Coach award. Participants are helped to develop their coaching skills so that they can support their club with coaching by delivering a taster day, planning one off sessions or assisting with a wider development programme.

UKCC Level 2 Club Coach:
The first award for coaching individuals on the water. It is aimed at beginner coaches, not just coaches of beginners, so is applicable to coaches working with all groups. You may be a former athlete or a parent wishing to begin coaching, a teacher or a coach with experience looking to gain formal recognition of your abilities.

UKCC Level 2 Strength and Conditioning: This is for any Club Coach holding the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rowing or suitable equivalent looking to continue their professional development. The award is also a prerequisite for the Level 3 Senior Club Coach Certificate in Coaching Rowing.

Rowing Leaders Award:
An introduction to coaching for coaches working under the supervision of a qualified coach, aimed at those aged between 16 and 18.

Workshops and Seminars:
Including an introduction to what it takes to become a coach, Coxing and Steering, Rigging and Safeguarding and Protecting Children are open to all coaches in the region or on demand to individual clubs.

We also organise workshops which are delivered by the British Rowing high performance coaches and biannual seminars to keep coaches in touch with the latest thinking behind providing excellent coaching at all levels.

If you can’t find the course that you need at the time that you need it please click on the BR ‘Request a course‘ button and send BR your requirements. If there is enough known demand in a given area, additional courses can be scheduled.


Funding is often available through your County Sports Partnership or local authority.
The Eastern Region is keen to support the training of coaches and funding of up to 33% is available for the Club Coach, Session Coach and Rowing Leader courses and may also be available for other British Rowing Courses.

If you wish to access this funding please download this application form