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News

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.

Read more: A new approach to Strength & Conditioning with minimal equipment

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.

Read more: Scottish Rowing Awards Shortlist

Meet the new Glasgow University Boat Club Head Coach, Patrick (Paddy) Hudson

Posted: January 3, 2018

We took the opportunity to catch up with Paddy Hudson, Glasgow University Boat Club's new Head Coach, as he gets started in his new role.

What caught your eye when the Head Coach post at Glasgow University Boat Club came up?
There’s a great history and tradition with rowing at Glasgow of which I was already aware.  More recently I watched the girls’ crews race at Henley Women’s last year and was impressed.  It feels like a Club that has a good amount of headroom for further development, and the basics in place to facilitate that development.

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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).

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Scottish Rowing Calendar – updated to include Regattas including Sprint events for 2017-18 season

Posted: December 20, 2017

Scottish Rowing has confirmed competition dates for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. This includes the main season regattas, including sprint events, along with a couple of late additions to the head race calendar.

To view the Scottish Rowing Calendar please visit www.scottish-rowing.org.uk/index.php/takingpart/competition/calendar where a pdf calendar can be downloaded.

New Rowing Programme Lead and Head Coach appointed to University of Glasgow

Posted: December 19, 2017

The University of Glasgow Sport is delighted to welcome Patrick Hudson as Rowing Programme Lead and Head Coach of Glasgow University Boat Club.

The 29-year-old had been Assistant Coach at Imperial College Boat Club, a GB Rowing Team High Performance Programme and the club where Hudson began his own rowing career in 2008 as a fresher before progressing to Captain, then eventually moving into coaching.

Read more: New Rowing Programme Lead and Head Coach appointed to University of Glasgow

How to coach well in a club environment with a large number of athletes

Posted: December 8, 2017

Ask any club coach for the challenges they face and the list is likely to include coaching well in a club environment with a large number of athletes.
 
To support our coaches in this very area we have invited Steve Gunn to lead a workshop during Scottish Rowing’s “Changing the Future” event at the sportscotland Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre, Largs (20-21 January 2018).
 

Read more: How to coach well in a club environment with a large number of athletes

GoMembership Implementation

Posted: December 6, 2017

Scottish Rowing is moving to a new membership system, GoMembership. We are starting the transition on Thursday the 14th December and will be suspending access to the current rowing.ismysport system at midday. The new system will then go live early next week (week beginning 18th Dec)

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Svend Elkjaer on board for Changing the Future Event (20/21 January 2018)

Posted: December 1, 2017

“If you want to be a successful rowing club then you have to be more than a rowing club,” says Svend Elkjaer, Director of Sports Marketing Network, who will lead workshops at our Changing the Future event at the sportscotland Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre, Largs (20-21 January 2018).

“Grow Your Club's Income” and “Leadership and Management of Your Club” will be Svend’s two subjects, although both are inextricably linked. 

Read more: Svend Elkjaer on board for Changing the Future Event (20/21 January 2018)

Strathclyde Country Park Water Access - 19th January until further notice

Posted: December 1, 2017

North Lanarkshire Council have advised that they will be lowering the loch at Strathclyde Country Park on 19th December to carry out essential maintenance to various loch structures, including repairs to the sluice gates and rowing jetty clamps.

Read more: Strathclyde Country Park Water Access - 19th January until further notice

Changing the Future Weekend

The Scottish Rowing's 'Changing the Future' weekend is taking place on the 20th and 21st January at the sportscotland National Sports Training Centre in Largs.

As well as two days of keynote talks and workshops, there will be dinner in the evening celebrating rowing in Scotland and which will include the presentation of the Scottish Rowing Annual Awards. This will be followed by a ceilidh.

Read more: Changing the Future Weekend