The Junior Academy at Ross Rowing Club has been a tremendous success since its inception in 2005.
Its success is founded on a culture of aiming high, not just in terms of its sporting ambitions but also in terms of the enjoyment of rowing and sculling experienced by all of its members. My only regret at the moment is that we are not able to cope with all the young people who want to come and row with us.
Our success on the water over the past few years has been exceptional, and we are equally proud of our record of engaging youngsters at all levels in the sport of rowing.
We are an inclusive organisation whose aim is to provide local youngsters with the opportunity to enjoy rowing and sculling at whichever level suits them.
Paul Brodholt, Junior Captain
The aim of the Junior Academy is to enjoy this sporting challenge.
In the first year or two, this means getting to grips with technical skills. From then on, it is a question of developing the levels of fitness and determination needed to succeed at a competitive standard. For some, taking part at the local level of competition is the goal.For others, the social scene and enjoyment is enough.
All coaching is by qualified coaches who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people. In 2008 the Junior Academy coaching team was voted the British Rowing coaching team of the year. It has a continuous program of developing new coaches and ensures all are kept abreast of the latest and most effective coaching and technical advances in the Sport.
The club follows the rules of British Rowing’s Water Safety Code.
All rowers must be competent swimmers able to swim at least 50 metres and this is tested at a local pool. Capsize drills are held regularly and all rowers must complete the drill. It will teach your child what to do if he or she ever falls out of a boat.
RRC follows a policy of DBS clearance for club coaches, officials & helpers closely involved with junior rowers.
Parents/Carers pulling together
Everything that we do is dependent on volunteers. There are no employees at RRC, so we are keen to involve parents in the club. We welcome parents to all training sessions and competitions and value your support. We even provide one parent with a Social Membership as part of a Junior Membership.
As the club is run entirely by volunteers it is essential that both coaches and parent helpers receive the full support and co-operation of both juniors and parents.
August 19, 20182018 Ross Regatta Entries Now Open
July 16, 20182017 Regatta results published
September 5, 2017Sunday Curry Night now open for Business
August 23, 2017Ross Masters & Junior and Ross Regatta Draws are published
August 21, 2017Entries are invited…
August 4, 20172017 Regatta – Entries Open
July 19, 2017Henley Club Trip 2017 – waiting list only
April 27, 2017Time to renew your membership
March 21, 2017Election for ladies captain
March 7, 2017Rowing Championships – 12 March 2017
March 6, 2017Six wins for junior scullers
March 2, 2017Senior Squad Awards & Christmas Party 16th December
November 22, 2016Busy Weekend on and off the Water
November 17, 2016Stourport Win for Geraldine
November 10, 2016See you at the AGM & Sparkle News
October 6, 2016May your Friday sparkle!
September 22, 2016Richard Jennison wins Novices at Ross Regatta 2016 …then Rows Great Ouse Marathon
September 8, 2016Ross Regatta 2016… Success
September 1, 2016Getting Ready for Our Regatta
August 18, 2016Ross Regatta is Back
July 12, 2016Club Celebrates Successful Henley
June 30, 2016Ross Crews shine at Regional
April 28, 2016Regatta Reports
July 16, 2015Congratulations Morgan
June 5, 2015