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Strathclyde Country Park Access Restrictions

Posted: May 23, 2017

North Lanarkshire Council have advised that, due to a triathlon event taking place, vehicle entry to Strathclyde Country Park from Hamilton Road, Motherwell will be closed on Saturday 27th May from 7.00am until conclusion of the event that evening.   

Water access will also close at 1.00pm on 26th May and reopen on 28th May.

For further information please contact North Lanarkshire Council on 01698 402060.

THE MOMENT IS COMING... TICKETS FOR SPECTACULAR GLASGOW 2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS TO GO ON GENERAL SALE FROM 14 JUNE

Posted: May 22, 2017

Tickets for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – a brand new event on the global sporting calendar - will go on sale to the general public from Wednesday 14 June, it has been announced today.

The on-sale date for the 84 thrilling sporting sessions across 12 venues was revealed via an interactive light show projected onto the SEC Armadillo in Glasgow. The event will be inclusive and accessible, with tickets starting from just £10, and under-16s attending the cheapest sessions for just £5.

Fans who want to secure tickets to their preferred sports before the general sale date are urged to sign up for priority ticket access via the Glasgow 2018 website at www.glasgow2018.com/join-in-form while they still can.

Read more: THE MOMENT IS COMING... TICKETS FOR SPECTACULAR GLASGOW 2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS TO GO ON...

Summer Sprints – Keep the Date

Posted: May 18, 2017

We are excited to be able to announce the dates and venues for the long awaited Summer Sprints. 

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Get the dates in your diary and come along for some fun, informal racing this summer.  Sunshine has been ordered but can’t be guaranteed!

  • Event 1 – 5th August – Glasgow – Hosts Clydesdale ARC
  • Event 2 – 19th August – Aberdeen – Hosts Committee of the Dee
  • Event 3 – 9th September – Lochore Meadows – Hosts University of St Andrews BC

Details of the individual events will follow – as will an announcement of the Sprint Series prizes on offer.

Scottish Rowing appoints Lee Boucher as Head of Performance Pathway

Posted 2 May, 2017

Scottish Rowing is delighted to announce today that Lee Boucher has been appointed to the new and exciting role of Head of Performance Pathway.

Boucher has been tasked with developing a sustainable performance programme which will aim to support more home-based Scottish rowers progressing through Great Britain’s junior and under 23 teams and on to GB Rowing Team senior squads.

Read more: Scottish Rowing appoints Lee Boucher as Head of Performance Pathway

Interview with Scottish Rowing’s newly appointed Head of Performance Pathway, Lee Boucher

Posted 2 May, 2017

Today we announce the appointment of Lee Boucher as the new Head of Performance Pathway for Scottish Rowing. We took this opportunity to grill him about his new role.

If there is such a thing as your perfect job, is this it? Just how excited are you about getting started?

I’ve been involved in rowing all my life from a very young age, initially as an athlete at Methodist College Belfast, then as a coach at Heriot-Watt University and over the past 10 years as a volunteer with Scottish Rowing. So yes, to take my passion for the sport forward as a career is extremely exciting for me and a personal challenge that I can’t wait to get started.

Read more: Interview with Scottish Rowing’s newly appointed Head of Performance Pathway, Lee Boucher

Clydesdale Regatta Cancelled

Posted: April 18, 2017

This year’s 6th of May Clydesdale Regatta is cancelled.

Clydesdale are looking to organise a new sprint event in August. We are looking forward to this new event and hope to see you all there. More information will be given out closer to the time, so keep an eye out to their website and be ready!

Highest calibre Scottish Rowing group bound for GB Rowing Team trials

Poster: April 10, 2017

Three world champions are amongst a Scottish Rowing supported group of athletes invited to this week's GB Rowing Team Senior & Under 23 trials (14-16 April) at Caversham, hoping to put down strong performances to help secure places on international teams this summer.

The 10 athletes trialling at the venue near Reading are Maddie Arlett (Selkirk, Edinburgh Uni BC), Josh Armstrong (Glasgow, Edinburgh Uni BC), Fiona Bell (Kilmacolm, Aberdeen Uni BC), Jack Burns (Glasgow, Clydesdale ARC), Matt Curtis (Durham, Edinburgh Uni BC), Gavin Horsburgh (Lochwinnoch, Edinburgh Uni BC), Calum Irvine (Aviemore, Edinburgh Uni BC), Graham Ord (Hamilton, Edinburgh Uni BC), James Temple (Kew, Edinburgh Uni BC) and Oli Wilkes (Matlock, Edinburgh Uni BC).

Read more: Highest calibre Scottish Rowing group bound for GB Rowing Team trials

British Rowing opens new World Class Start centre in Strathclyde

Posted: April 4, 2017

British Rowing and Scottish Rowing have joined forces to uncover the next generation of Olympic rowing champions.

British Rowing’s World Class Start programme is opening a new centre at Strathclyde Park Rowing Club in April aimed at bringing high potential Scottish youngsters into the Olympic programme.

Specifically, the Start programme is targeting females 5’10 and taller aged between 14-22 years old, and males 6’2 and taller aged between 14-20, who are not already rowing, although existing rowers can still apply to be part of the programme.

Read more: British Rowing opens new World Class Start centre in Strathclyde

Q&A with Tom Young about the Start programme

Posted: April 4, 2017

British Rowing’s World Class Start programme opens a new centre at Strathclyde Park Rowing Club this month aimed at bringing high potential Scottish youngsters into the Olympic programme.
 
To find out more about this venture between British Rowing and Scottish Rowing  we caught up with Tom Young who is heading up the Strathclyde programme.  Read our Q&A below:

Read more: Q&A with Tom Young about the Start programme

SEARCH IS ON TO FIND ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS TO BE THE FACE OF THE GLASGOW 2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Posted: March 27, 2018

The search is on to find more than 3,000 volunteers who will be the welcoming face of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – an exciting new multi-sport event that brings together some of the continent’s leading sports.

Applications officially opened this morning with volunteers set to play an essential role in the experience offered to athletes, officials, media and spectators as they visit Glasgow and Scotland next year. Volunteers will support a wide range of functions from Spectator Services and Accreditation, to Transport and Media and much more.

Read more: SEARCH IS ON TO FIND ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS TO BE THE FACE OF THE GLASGOW 2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Beginners to Olympic Champions set for Head of the River Race

Posted: March 23, 2017

Fourteen eights representing Scottish Rowing clubs will take to the Tideway this weekend to compete on the 4 ¼ mile Thames Championships Course from Mortlake to Putney.  Olympic and world champions to complete beginners will be amongst the 363 crews taking part in this historic event which signifies the end of the winter racing season for many athletes.

Read more: Beginners to Olympic Champions set for Head of the River Race

Glasgow 2018 - 500 Days to Go

Posted: March 20, 2017

Today marks 500 days to go until Glasgow hosts the first ever European Championships from 2 – 12 August 2018.

An 11 day celebration of sport, with 12 venues, 6 sports and around 3,000 athletes – Glasgow 2018 will be a must watch, must attend event which elevates the status of European Champions. Spectators can expect thrilling sporting action throughout the city with Glasgow hosting Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon.

The European Championships will be much more than 11 days of sport, with the sports programme sitting alongside Festival 2018. The vibrant Festival 2018 programme will encompass theatre, dance, music, digital, comedy and visual arts performances, and help showcase the very best of Scottish and Glaswegian culture. Celebrations at landmarks such as George Square and Merchant City will allow everybody to be part of the European Championships.

Register now for Priority Tickets and get access to tickets before they go on general sale. http://www.glasgow2018.com/join-in-form.aspx

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