Tony Dean - Funeral Notice
Posted: February 26, 2018
Tony Dean, of North Kelvinside School R.C. / Glagow Schools R.C., Clydesdale A.R.C., Edinburgh University B.C., Heriot-Watt University B.C., St.Andrew B.C., and North British A.R.C. died on 23rd February after a long illness.
The funeral will take place at 4.30pm on Wednesday 28th at Roselawn Crematorium, Ballygowan Road, Belfast, BT5 7TZ, and thereafter at Belfast Boat Club, Cutters Wharf, Belfast .
JBT Inverness Winter Head and Scottish Students Championship Head, 10th/11th February 2018 - Results Report
Posted: February 15, 2018
The JBT Inverness Winter Head Regatta was held last weekend on the waters of the Caledonian Canal with crews coming from across Scotland to take part in one of the most important events in the Scottish rowing calendar, racing over a 4.5Km course from Dochgarroch to the rowing club’s boathouse close to Tomnahurich Bridge. The majority of universities and rowing clubs from Scotland were represented competing in various class of boats from single sculls to the eights as rowed by the university crews in the annual Oxford and Cambridge boat race on the Thames. Inverness Rowing Club entered a competitive number of crew boats with varied success and represented the local club well in the process.
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Inverness coach Ian Hunter finds a “life transforming” solution to continuing coaching
Posted: February 2, 2018
One of Highland’s leading rowing coaches, who was unable to perform his role following a stroke, has described a new initiative where he can coach athletes whilst sitting on a tricycle as “life transforming.”
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Malaysia is the destination for Heriot-Watt University’s first inter-campus boat race
Posted: February 12, 2018
Hear the words ‘university boat race’ and you will likely conjure up images of fierce, springtime competitions on the Thames, Clyde or Dee.
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Request for Tenders for Catering and Bar facilities 2018
Posted: February 6, 2018
Strathclyde Park Regatta & Scottish Student Rowing Championships – 28 - 29 April
Scottish Rowing Championships – 9 - 10 June
Clubs are invited to tender for running the catering and/or the bar at the above regattas. Over the past few years the standards set by the clubs running these services have been high, and it is expected that these high standards will be met or indeed better by this year's providers.
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Scotland Rowing Team Selection Policy – 2018 Home International Regatta
Posted: January 19, 2018
The Scotland Rowing Team Selection Policy for the 2018 Home International Regatta taking place in Cork, Ireland, is now available to view in the Rowing for Scotland section of the website.
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Scottish Rowing Award Winners
Posted: January 25, 2018
The Scottish Rowing Awards were presented at the Scottish Rowing Dinner at the sportscotland National Sports Training Centre in Largs on the 20th January during an evening where we celebrated the many successes in our sport in 2016-17. Pride of Britian Award winner Fraser Johnston was our guest speaker for the evening. Dame Katherine Grainger and Gavin Horsburgh joined Fraser for a Q&A session after the dinner.
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Membership System Q&A
Posted: January 16, 2018
Scottish Rowing launched a new Membership System in December developed in partnership with Go Membership. We talked to the Member Services Administrator from Scottish Rowing, Jo Pinder about why it was necessary to move to a new system and how it will benefit their members. Jo has worked for Scottish Rowing for 4 years and her main responsibilities are dealing with member queries, administering points and updating the SR website.
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Changing the Future: “Being comfortable about being uncomfortable”
Posted: January 12, 2018
“Run from what’s comfortable, forget safety, live where you fear to live,” said a thirteenth century poet and mystic who had got tired of the familiar and the routine.
Whilst there’s no point in being uncomfortable for the sake of it, if we want the sport ourselves to grow and improve, then we need to push beyond what we are currently doing, which will involve some discomfort.
Tackling the subject “Being comfortable about being uncomfortable” at next weekend’s Changing the Future event is Gemma Fay, perfectly qualified having become Scotland’s most internationally-capped (203 times) football player, had a spell as an actress and recently took a change of direction in a new career with rugby.
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A new approach to Strength & Conditioning with minimal equipment
Posted: January 10, 2018
How does a rowing club start an S&C (Strength & Conditioning) programme with limited knowledge and little equipment - can it be done?
“Yes,” is the unanimous reply from Dave Hughes, Senior S&C Coach at the sportscotland institute of sport and Lead S&C Coach with the hugely successful University of Edinburgh rowing programme.
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How to become a better version of yourself with growth mindset
Posted: January 8, 2018
Growth mindset has been a hot topic in recent years. For those who have not yet come across the term, in a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work - brains and talent are just the starting point.
So, if you are an athlete, a coach, parent, club leader or volunteer you can become an even better version of yourself through learning about growth mindset.
To help you do so we are delighted to welcome Jamie McBrearty, Mindset Manager, Leisure and Culture Dundee, who will be speaking at our Changing the Future weekend on 20th and 21st January at the sportscotland National Sports Training Centre in Largs.
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Scottish Rowing Awards Shortlist
Updated: January 9, 2018
Scottish Rowing is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Scottish Rowing Awards 2017. The shortlisting panel had a tough job narrowing down the nominations this year with so many strong candidates across all the awards.
We invite you to join us at the Scottish Rowing Dinner at the sportscotland National Sports Training Centre in Largs on the 20th January for an evening celebrating the many successes in our sport in 2016-17. Pride of Britian Award winner Fraser Johnston will be our guest speaker for the evening and we will be joined by a special guest, Dame Katherine Grainger, multiple Olympic medal winner and now Chair UK Sport who will join our other guests in a light hearted panel discussion during the evening.
The dinner and awards will be followed by a ceilidh, with the dancing led by local band, Clamjamfrie. Bookings for this event close on Thursday 11th January - Booking details below.
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Upping our game to become more attractive to new members and investors
Posted: December 28, 2017
Like it or not funding in sport is a changing world. Such is the pull on resources today that sports clubs and governing bodies need to make a stronger case than ever for why others should consider investing in them.
To explain how we can adapt to make our clubs more attractive to potential funders, Linda MacDonald from Scotland’s largest independent trust, The Robertson Trust, will be joining us at our Changing the Future weekend at the sportscotland Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre, Largs (20-21 January 2018).
Read more: Upping our game to become more attractive to new members and investors