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GRC Extra-ordinary General Meeting (EGM)

Scottish Rowing have put forward a proposal to change the format of the racing calendar through the winter series (formerly Head races). This will involve a series of distance races run by Scottish Rowing to encourage competition from all levels at these Scottish events. This challenge series may dovetail with clubs regattas and encourage clubs to work together to maximise participation.

The next meeting of the clubs of the Clyde to discuss how this will work in practice will be on the 11th March so the committee are calling an EGM for the Wednesday 4th March 2020 at 6pm until approx. 7pm. The topics to be discussed at the EGM will be the Winter Challenge proposal and the GRC 4s Head. No other business will be discussed at this meeting and the agenda cannot be extended.

Your attendance is requested as a minimum of 12 members is required to make a quorum. Like an AGM, if you cannot attend, please let Paul (Captain) or Liam (Secretary) know and let them know who you would like to represent you at this meeting for any votes which are required.

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