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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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We're Recruiting - Head of Performance Pathway

Posted: March 17, 2017

Scottish Rowing is seeking to appoint an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the new and exciting role of Head of Performance Pathway, responsible for developing a strong and sustainable performance pathway within Scotland as an integral part of the British system.

Scottish Rowing has established an innovative performance network with successful university based partnerships in place. The Head of Performance Pathway will be responsible to the Chief Operating Officer and accountable to the Board of Scottish Rowing. The successful candidate will lead the development and delivery of the performance elements of the Scottish Rowing strategic plan which aims to produce more Scottish athletes competing for the GB Rowing Team at all levels.

The Head of Performance Pathway will be responsible for developing a sustainable structure to ensure Scottish Rowing meets its performance outcomes each Olympiad. Specifically, to produce home based Scottish rowers capable of transitioning through the GB Rowing Team Under 23 Championships and on to the GB senior team.

Full details of this exciting new role can be found on the Vacancies page of our website.

Scottish rowers shine on the Tideway

Posted: March 13, 2017

Scottish rowers shone as the 77th Women’s Head of the River Race, the largest of its kind in the world, took place on Saturday from Mortlake to Putney in London.  Beginners to Olympic medallists featured amongst the 296 women’s eights that took to the start line on the Tideway looking to make waves and set down a marker for the season ahead.

Read more: Scottish rowers shine on the Tideway

Scottish rowers set for 77th Women’s Head of the River Race

Posted: March 10, 2017

Following International Women’s Day earlier this week the rowing world demonstrates the strength in depth of the female side of the sport this weekend with over 2,500 women taking to the Tideway for the 77th Women’s Head of the River from Mortlake to Putney.

Scottish Rowing is well represented amongst the 321 eights taking to the start line with 14 crews from clubs and universities having travelled to London from North of the Border.

Read more: Scottish rowers set for 77th Women’s Head of the River Race

EUROPE’S ELITE ROWERS SET FOR GLASGOW 2018 AFTER HOST CITY AGREEMENT WITH WORLD ROWING FEDERATION

Posted: March 9, 2017

European Championships Glasgow 2018 - Media Release

Sports fans can look forward to cheering on Europe’s finest rowers at Strathclyde Loch next year after a Host City Agreement was formally signed between Glasgow 2018 and the World Rowing Federation, FISA.

Great Britain’s Rio 2016 heroes are amongst those likely to take to Scottish waters as part of the first ever European Championships, a new multi-sport format which will take place in partnership between the host cities of Glasgow and Berlin.

Read more: EUROPE’S ELITE ROWERS SET FOR GLASGOW 2018 AFTER HOST CITY AGREEMENT WITH WORLD ROWING FEDERATION

Millennials to Medals

Posted: February 27, 2017

(Reproduced with the permission of British Rowing)

The golden summers of 2012 and 2016 are still etched firmly in the minds of UK rowing and Olympic sports fans.  Who could forget those heady days when GB’s rowers topped the world?

In the sometimes gritty but often rewarding engine rooms of rowing development, though, Rio is already a distant memory and the charge is on to find and continue to nurture the next generation.

Read more: Millennials to Medals