One of the highlights of our year is the Annual Indoor Rowing Champs which provides all our rowers with the opportunity to represent their schools in an indoor rowing competition. And indeed they did – rather brilliantly!
Wednesday 29th January saw our first indoor rowing event for Mersey Youth Rowing. This took place at Cardinal Heenan School in Liverpool. We were delighted to welcome our five schools plus three other schools joined in the fun. It was a fantastic first event with about 75 young rowers taking part. Well done to all that helped make this a sound, enjoyable event.
Twenty four hours later Warrington Youth Rowing held its third event, this year at Birchwood High School Sports Hall.
All but one of our nine schools took part and they were joined by another six schools making it a fantastic event! About 275 youngsters showed off their rowing skills in both individual and relay events – combining hard work and lots of fun, as well as making new friends.
We can’t run events like this for our young people without the help of lots of volunteers.
The team on the day included our trustees, our coaches, a gang from The Grange School, the usual willing tribe of helpers, past and present, from Warrington Rowing Club, and Nick Hubble from British Rowing who drove up for the day to help… way beyond the call of duty for a rowing nut that does so much already for our sport!
Together, everyone made sure that all aspects of the day were covered.
In all, twenty two schools and nearly 400 young rowers, all new to the sport, took part and had a great day. It’s really rather humbling to see what a positive difference our sport has on these young people who demonstrate brilliant determination, teamwork and resilience.
We’ve tried to cram as much of the Indoor Rowing Champs day as possible into this short two minute video! Enjoy!
Very well done and thanks to all!