We held our annual Indoor Rowing Championships on Wednesday 24th January/ This was our biggest event to date with over 400 pupils from 32 schools across the North West!

One of the two key annual events for Warrington Youth Rowing, this once again took place at Birchwood Community High School and ran throughout the day for Year 8 and Year 9 pupils. There were individual races where the children raced for 3 or 4 minutes, depending on their age, and then the relay races where teams of four raced for 8 minutes.


Warrington Youth Rowing CEO Richard Sinnott says: “This event is one of the cornerstones of our programme giving young people the opportunity to compete at a regional event. They have been working with their coaches at their weekly sessions and this is when they can put all their training into action. It’s the first time many of them will have represented their school in a sporting event of this size. It’s very exciting for them and a great experience. Rowing by its nature is the epitome of teamwork and it’s wonderful to see the young people work together to get a real sense of achievement.”

The event was run by over 50 volunteers which are made up of Warrington Youth Rowing coaches, British Rowing representatives and lotsof friends and supporters of the programme.

The top 12 girls and top 12 boys from this event, qualified to enter into NJIRC (National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships) which takes place on 1st March at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park. Another brilliantly unique opportunity for our young people.

Our next annual event will be the Schools Regatta on Wednesday 26th June which will take place on a 300m stretch of the River Mersey at Warrington Rowing Club.