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Athlete Support

Following a meeting of the Scottish Rowing High Performance Group on Tuesday 15th August 2017 the following ‘home based’ athletes have been selected to receive support through the Scottish Rowing Performance Programme for the 2017/18 season:
 

Athlete Club Age Programme
Maddie Arlett University of Edinburgh Senior Elite Performance Programme
Polly Swann University of Edinburgh Senior Elite Performance Programme
Josh Armstrong University of Edinburgh U23 Elite Performance Programme
Gavin Horsburgh University of Edinburgh U23 Elite Performance Programme
Calum Irvine University of Edinburgh Senior Performance Development Programme
Graham Ord University of Edinburgh Senior Performance Development Programme
Alex Rankin University of Edinburgh U23 Performance Development Programme
Miles Beeson Aberdeen Schools RA Junior Performance Development Programme
Robert Powell Aberdeen Schools RA Junior Performance Development Programme

 

Scottish Rowing and the sportscotland institute of sport also provides remote support to eligible Scottish ‘exiles’ living and training outside of Scotland but who are on a recognised GB performance pathway. The scope of this support is limited given the training location of the athlete however guidance and advice is always available and in instances of financial hardship an athlete support grant may be considered.

The Scottish Rowing Performance Programme provides ‘in-kind’ support to the named athletes on the British Rowing World Class Start Programme at Strathclyde Park in the form of access to the Scottish Rowing Centre and performance team equipment.

For more information on the Scottish Rowing Performance Programme including athlete support, contact the Scottish Rowing Head of Performance Pathway: lee.boucher@scottish-rowing.org.uk

Athlete Support Grants

Scottish Rowing awards a small number of athlete support grants each year to help offset some of the costs incurred by Scottish athletes involved in the GB trialling process. Due to limited funding being available Scottish Rowing will prioritise these grants to those athletes with the greatest need.

For the 2017/18 season Scottish Rowing athlete support grants will be made available as follows:

1. To named athletes on the Scottish Rowing Performance Programme (excluding those currently in receipt of UK Sport APA’s). The level of these grants will be determined in November 2017 by the Scottish Rowing High Performance Group and will be paid in two equal tranches in November 2017 and April 2018. The second payment will be subject to performance review and may not be paid if agreed performance standards have not been met.

2. Additional athlete support grants will be awarded in April 2018 (under 23 and senior athletes) and in June 2018 (junior athletes) following a review of performances by eligible Scottish athletes in the GB trialling process across the 2017/18 season. These awards will generally only be made to athletes making the ‘final trials’ stage however the grant will be deemed to cover the entire season and will be paid in a single transaction.

3. For any Scottish athlete where genuine financial hardship is a barrier to their involvement in the GB trialling process, they can contact the Scottish Rowing Head of Performance Pathway in confidence by 31st October 2017 for consideration for an athlete support grant. Please note that in these circumstances there must be evidence of performance potential, potentially through the domestic competition calendar, and financial hardship alone will not result in an athlete support grant being made available.

GB Representative Subsidy

Scottish Rowing will make available a subsidy to eligible athletes who achieve representation for Great Britain teams in 2018 at the World Rowing Junior Championships and World Rowing Under 23 Championships to help offset the cost of their GB representative athlete fees.

The level of this subsidy will depend on the total number of athletes selected but will be capped at a maximum of 50% of the representative fee. Athletes eligible for this support are required to apply by email to the Scottish Rowing Head of Performance Pathway no later than one month following the conclusion of their respective representative event.

Please note that due to increased demands on available funding, it is necessary for Scottish Rowing to prioritise support in this area and as a consequence no financial support will be available in 2018 towards the representative costs for the GB France J16 match, the Coupe de la Jeunesse, the European Rowing Under 23 Championships or the World University Rowing Championships although Scottish athletes gaining selection for one of these events (with the exception of the GB France J16 match) may be eligible for an athlete support grant as per bullet point no.2 above.