Clubs are vital to rowing in Scotland. It is through clubs that participants first experience rowing, and no matter how far they progress in the sport, clubs will still be at the centre of everything they do. We’re committed to helping clubs attract and retain members by encouraging:
- Clear direction: understanding the priorities of each club and how they align to Scottish Rowing’s vision and values;
- Positive values: ensuring all events and activities are delivered to a very high standard within a fun, inclusive and safe environment;
- Mutual understanding: helping clubs understand our purpose and role as a Governing Body and our relationship both with clubs and the wider rowing and sporting community.
In order to support our clubs, Scottish Rowing have created the Club Support Toolkit (CST). The CST has been created to:
- Expand and retain knowledge and skills within clubs;
- Maximise time efficiency within clubs;
- Minimise risk for all members within clubs;
- Enhance experiences for all members within clubs.
The CST is a holistic support network for clubs. This support network aims to identify as many of the factors required to run and manage a rowing club and provide valuable, easy to use and free resources to clubs to help with these areas. In order to create and source the resources, we have defined a rowing club as people performing activity in a place. We have then identified several areas within each pillar of a rowing club:
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