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.
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.
The Glasgow Rowing Club Fours Head will be held on the 24th of November on the River Clyde, Glasgow.
Please note the online entry system will be accepting entries for this event on October 18.
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.
This week club members have been taking part in Go Live! at the Green. The fun family event is celebrating Glasgow playing host to the European Games and is giving everyone the chance to take part in various sports.
With the help of Scottish Rowing, the volunteers from Glasgow Rowing Club have been providing mini coaching sessions for people keen to try out the sport. Volunteer Ann Black said, ‘it’s been great to be involved in this initiative with Scottish Rowing. People are trying out the sport in a fun environment and we also get to promote our club.’
Go Live is on at Glasgow Green until August 11, 2018.
NOTIFICATION OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Glasgow Rowing Club
Glasgow G5 0JZ
In accordance with Clause 9 of the Glasgow Rowing Club Constitution
notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting to be held
The Club premises at the address above
Wednesday 12 September 2018
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.
We welcomed Boyd Tunnock to the club today to name our new boat, bought thanks to the kind donation from the Tunnock’s owner.
Boyd spent time chatting to club members congratulating Calum Young and Ronan Welch, winners of last weekend’s Scottish National championships, before naming our boat, Snowball.
Boyd said: ‘It’s a real pleasure to support Glasgow Rowing Club. It’s important for everyone to have the opportunity to exercise and get out and enjoy he fresh air and I hope the boat will get plenty of use by all your members.’