Posted: 4 July, 2018

Scottish Rowing is delighted to announce the relaunch of our Regional Development programme. This move recognises the need to increase the focus on key strategic areas such as competition, coaching and volunteering and targeting support for our clubs more effectively.

In addition to their existing regional responsibilities, each of our three Regional Development Managers (‘RDM’) will be taking on operational responsibility for one of the areas identified as a critical priority in our strategic plan for 2017-21 with immediate effect.

Adam Hardy, RDM for the East region, is the new lead for Competition and Events.  Adam already runs the Schools Indoor league and has recently been working with Scottish Student Sport and student rowing clubs to look at how we can improve the competition offering for students.  In this new role he will work closely with the Competition Strategy Group to deliver the ongoing review of competition.

Competition and Events Manager, Adam Hardy said:  “Competition is at the heart of our sport and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to help shape how this will look in the coming years. Working with the rowing community I hope we can deliver competition that serves rowers across the whole spectrum and widens access to our sport”

Stevie Baxter, RDM for the North, is taking on responsibility for developing coaching, volunteering and umpiring as the new Workforce Manager.  Stevie is passionate about personal development in sport and is the driving force behind setting up the Emerging Athlete Programme and the new Regional Development Group in Aberdeen.

Stevie Baxter, Workforce Manager said:  “I am absolutely delighted to be leading on Workforce Development for Scottish Rowing and cannot wait to start with a focus on assisting the development of our volunteers, coaches and umpires.”

“The volunteers that we have across all areas of development are the driving force behind our sport and I am really looking forward to providing the support for people to help them become the best they can be at all levels of rowing, from recreational to performance.”

The third role will take the lead as Club Support Manager, with responsibility for developing the tools and resources to help club leaders manage and build successful sustainable clubs. This role will also have the regional lead for the West and we are actively recruiting to fill this exciting new opportunity.

Chief Operating Officer Amanda Cobb said:  “This realignment of the Regional Development roles and responsibilities directs our resources to the areas which will make the most impact in delivering Scottish Rowing’s vision and, importantly, where our members have asked for more support.  I am excited by the potential these new roles have to make a difference to our clubs and participants across the sport in Scotland”

The three regional development manager posts are made possible by sportscotland investment and are funded with the objectives of growing participation and widening access to rowing. 

Details of the Club Support Manager post can be found at