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GRC Santa Row 2019

On the third attempt we finally managed to boat two 8s for our 2019 Santa Row. We were joined on the water with friends from Clydesdale ARC and Dundee University BC along with several of our own Juniors who rowed in a 8 for the first time. We raised £400 for The Beaton Charity on the day and a special mention must also go to our own Jenna B who has raised a further £340 and rising figure through her own Just Giving page so if you missed the opportunity on the day do get in touch. Jenna’s Just Giving link is –

Thank you Jackie for organising the suits and Mary for the near continuous baking effort over the last few weeks and last but not least Liam for organising this even three times now.

Merry Christmas from GRC

Junior Club Development Project – 2019

In the Spring of 2019 we planned a connection with schools local to the Gorbals to introduce rowing to children who were entirely new to the sport. This was made possible via Mark Hudson of Glasgow Life and Active Schools Coordinators Steven Gilliland and Gerry Best, plus the input of teachers at Blackfriars PS, St Francis PS and Dalmarnock PS.

We had 4 separate Introduction to Rowing Sessions, where 10 children each time were brought on a Friday (during the school day) for Introduction to Rowing and Water Safety Training – after a quiz at the end, they all received a certificate.

GRC Performance Squad

Season Debrief

This season Glasgow rowing club had a competitive group of rowers that trained to compete at competitions all over the country. At the start of June, members of the club headed down to Metropolitan Regatta and competed in various different boat classes. On the Saturday results included wins in Tier 2 pairs, Tier 3 pairs and Tier 4 coxless fours with some of the fastest times of the day in the two boat classes. On the Sunday the coxless four combined with the coxed four to race in Tier 3 club eights where they walked away with the win in their category. The coxless four also performed well with another win this time in Tier 3.

Members become club coaches

Some of our club members took part in Scottish Rowing and British Rowing’s level 2 coaching course at the Scottish Rowing Centre at Strathclyde Park this weekend. Eight of our members are now trained to coach thanks to funding from Sport Scotland. It gives the club the ability to get more people involved in the sport. A special thanks to Sophie Warburton who put our guys through their paces.

GRC receives Club Mark award

Our club members are delighted to receive the Club Mark award from Glasgow Sport. This award recognises Glasgow Rowing Club as a well organised, inclusive and friendly place to take part in sport.

Glasgow Rowing Club members receiving the Club Mark award