At Warrington Youth Rowing (WYR) we have a team of Trustees, Ambassadors and Coaches from a range of business backgrounds, all of whom have a vested interest in the work we do. Find out more about them below:


Richard Sinnott (Coach and Trustee)

As a long standing and well-respected junior rowing coach, Richard brings a large bank of rowing experience and knowledge to the trustee team. He heads up our coaching team and is the Chairman of the Trustees.

Ben Dunne (Trustee)

A former rower, Ben is now a highly regarded professional in the education sector. Ben’s knowledge of the education system is invaluable to our team. Ben is not only a trustee of WYR, he is also a trustee of the River Reeves foundation.

Richard Kong (Accountant)

With a strong background in accounting, this makes Richard the ideal person to look after our books.

Trustees of Warrington Youth Rowing
Richard S, Ben and Richard K

Jen Argent (Trustee)

A former junior rower at Warrington Rowing Club who was coached by Richard, Jen has since gone on to become a qualified solicitor and supports the team with her legal knowledge. She is our youngest trustee.

Elaine Nesbitt (Trustee)

Elaine has a wealth of experience as a Company Director and working for the Civil Service. Before becoming a Trustee Elaine was a regular volunteer for WYR.

Elaine is now looking after the administration of WYR including all HR and Safeguarding matters.

Coaching Team

Cam Nyland

Cam is studying at University in Manchester and is a very strong rower, currently training for U23 trials. She coaches out of Warrington.

Kevin Jump

Kevin and Richard go way back in the rowing world and both started their rowing careers at Northwich Rowing Club. Kevin over the years has been Captain and Chair of Northwich RC. He coaches out of Warrington.

Jess Swindles

Jess started rowing at WRC and is now a student at LJMU. She can be  found coaching in both Liverpool and Warrington

Ralph Johnson

Ralph used to be The Birchwood High School Rowing Lead. Since retiring Ralph has been helping out and coaching out of Warrington.

Jen Hinds and Gill Laidlaw

Jen and Gill have a rowing events company called Always Oarsome ( and are regulars at WRC. They are regular coaches and are on call for WYR, helping out with coaching and other rowing bits as required.

Paul Johansen

Paul is a graduate of Sports Science from Liverpool John Moores University.  He has been involved in the sport of rowing for a number of years and has gained a lot of experience working with young people in challenging situations. Paul is the lead coach in Liverpool, but can also be found in Warrington.


Lucy Glover

Lucy GloverLucy is a former junior rower at Warrintgon Rowing Club. She now studies at Edinburgh University but despite her busy life, she is still  regular visitor to Warrington Youth Rowing where she inspires our young people. Lucy is now a two time World Champion at Under 23 level.





Ric Eggington

Ric Egington

Ric started his rowing career at Warrington Rowing Club and attended Priestley College before going to Reading University. He quickly joined Leander Club and The GB Rowing Team winning multiple  World Championships and  Olympic Medals. He was also a Captain of Leander Club in 2012. Ric is now an Ambassador for Warrington Youth Rowing.




Mike Cooper