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

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. 21st July The Government’s move to step 4 of their plan to relax restrictions related to COVID will allow rowing to move a step closer