Jen Thomson receives President's Award
Posted: 17 October, 2019
At the Scottish Rowing Annual General meeting last Sunday, Martin Claxton was delighted to announce Jen Thomson as the recipient of his President’s Award. This Award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the sport, often behind the scenes. Jen is someone that many people in Scottish Rowing will not have heard of, but if you have ever put in entries to Scottish Championship or the Spring Regatta for your club, she will be very well known to you indeed.
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Erin looks forward to new Club Support role
Posted: 16 October, 2019
Scottish Rowing are delighted to announce the appointment of Erin Wyness as our new Club Support Manager (North). Erin takes over this role from Andy Barton whose new responsibilities are as Workforce Manager. Erin started her rowing career at Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association and latterly at Robert Gordon University Boat Club where she served as club President for 4 years.
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Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships 2019
Posted: 10 October, 2019
Entries for the 2019 Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships are now open!
Full event information and entry details are now available at www.scotchamps.org
Two new exciting projects for Scottish Rowing
Scottish Rowing appointed two new members of staff earlier this year; Leanne Mains and Amiee Caitlin Williams. We recently checked in with them regarding the progress of their projects.
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World Championships Sunday report
Posted: 1 September, 2019
With Edinburgh’s Olympic silver medallist Karen Bennett and Glasgow’s Rowan McKellar in the engine room, the British women’s eight finished fifth in Sunday’s last race of the World Rowing Championships in Linz Ottensheim, Austria.
Although the crew was disappointed to finish out of the medals, they did beat Romania to grab the crucial fifth and last Olympic Qualification slot. Ahead of them New Zealand took gold, Australia took silver and the United States won bronze, with Canada in fourth place.
This result means that all seven Scottish Rowing members of the British team – silver medal lightweight single sculler Maddie Arlett from Selkirk, bronze medal coxless four stroke Sholto Carnegie, Edinburgh’s Melissa Wilson in quad sculls, Edinburgh’s Polly Swann in coxless fours, Angus Groom in quad sculls, as well as Bennett and McKellar – successfully played their part in qualifying British boats for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Article by Mike Haggerty.
World Championships Day 7 Report
Posted: 31 August, 2019
Sholto Carnegie became the second Scottish Rowing medallist of the World Rowing Championships in Linz Ottensheim, Austria when he stroked the British men’s coxless four to a bronze medal behind winners Poland and Romania in Saturday’s finals.
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Selkirk's Maddie Arlett wins GB Team's first medal of the World Championships in Linz Ottensheim
Posted: 30 August, 2019
Edinburgh University’s Maddie Arlett from Selkirk won the British team’s first medal of the World Championships in Linz Ottensheim, Austria when she took bronze in Friday afternoon’s lightweight single sculls final.
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Upcoming Event - Scottish Rowing AGM
Posted: 30 August, 2019
The Scottish Rowing Annual General Meeting will take place on 13th October at the Water Sports Centre, Strathclyde Park. The formal notice of the meeting will be sent out in due course.
Resolutions from Club Members should be submitted in writing and in accordance with Article 9.6 by the close of business 12th September, 2019.
Club Members are also invited to nominate candidates for two posts on the Scottish Rowing Board. The first is the post of Director of Sport Governance, which is currently vacant. The post of Director Of Development is also up for reappointment. The current Director of Development, Caroline Parker has indicated her intention to stand for reappointment.
From 12pm, prior to the AGM, we will be running some short sessions to update clubs on some key areas of work including Competition and the Competition Calendar and the new Club Support Toolkit. We would like to invite club representatives to come along and get involved in these. There will also be a Safeguarding Workshop for CPOs running alongside these sessions. Details of this will be circulated directly to CPOs shortly.
World Championships Day 5 Report
Posted: 29 August, 2019
There were mixed fortunes for the Scots involved in Thursday’s racing at the World Rowing Championships in Linz Ottensheim, Austria, with five of them reaching their “A” finals, and the other two now battling for Olympic Qualification places in the “B” finals.
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World Championships - Thursday preview
Posted: 29 August, 2019
Thursday’s racing at the World Rowing Championships in Linz Ottensheim, Austria features a crucial two-hour period for all seven Scots competing, with places in the medal finals and Olympic qualifying slots up for grabs.
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