As we begin 2021 the Regional Rowing Council intends to develop a series of initiatives 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.
While this is principally directed at community clubs we hope that academic bodies will contribute also, and will be able to benefit from lessons learned and the resources developed as a result.
Membership numbers have fallen in many places. Clubs will be looking to boost their membership through Learn to Row courses when we are free to, when the days are longer (and the weather improves). In 2021 the Boat Race will take place in the region and it is also an Olympic year when typically there is increased interest in rowing.
The Region would like to know how we can support clubs with their Learn to Row courses, share the good practice already developed and help with the retiention of new entrants into the sport. Please help the Region to know what clubs would like by completing the survey by 31st January.