2021 World Anti-Doping Code
Posted 18 December 2020
On 1January 2021, a new version of the World Anti-Doping Code will be launched. The code is an essential document which harmonises anti-doping policies, rules and regulations around the world and impacts all athletes, coaches and sports organisations, including Scottish Rowing.
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Scottish Success at the British Rowing Indoor Championships
Posted: 8 December 2020
From the Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships on the 21st November straight to the British Rowing Indoor Championships, many competitors took to their erg again on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December to compete virtually against indoor rowers around the world.
With a small Scottish contingent represented at the championships, there were medals won and personal bests broken over the course of the two-day event.
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Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships 2020
Posted: 23 November, 2020
Record breaking entry numbers, competitors from as far afield as the USA and Australia and Scottish Rowing record times smashed, the Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships hit our screens on Saturday and went virtual ….
On Saturday 21st November 2020 the annual Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships (SRIC) went online and provided live, virtual racing – adapting to COVID-19 challenges and providing a competition format for all comers. This new format saw an entirely new challenge facing both the event organisers and competitors alike - which both took in their stride to make the event a huge success for all.
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Scottish Rowing Winter Webinar Series - Eira Parry of High Performance Parenting
Posted: 3 November, 2020
We are delighted to introduce 3 additional sessions to the Scottish Rowing Winter Webinar Series with Eira Parry of High Performance Parenting. These sessions are designed for parents of junior rowers, regardless of their performance level or experience in the sport.
Originally a teacher in both primary and secondary education, Eira Parry worked as a performance coach with British Rowing for many years. She now works with parents and athletes across many different sports and at every level with her company High Performance Parenting. She believes passionately that sport can be a force for good, teaching young people valuable life lessons, but that it should also be fun, for athletes, coaches and parents alike.
These webinars are free to parents of junior athletes of any Scottish Rowing club.
The first session which will take place on the revised date of 16th November from 7pm till 8:15pm and is on managing a sport/life balance. This will include the topics; rowing and school, planning ahead, getting enough sleep and eating for well-being. Register today at https://hpp.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/541393/register?in_tok=d33e0aa3-cdb1-4524-9a08-7ea9c8272303
Short Sharp Sprints Success
Posted: 22 September 2020
The University of St Andrews Boat Club held their annual sprint regatta on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of September, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the club decided to think outside the box and hold the event as a virtual competition.
The event had 82 entries from 21 clubs around the UK, as well as individual overseas competitors from Australia to Myanmar getting involved to raise money in aid of the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMh). Like Scottish Rowing, The University of St Andrews Boat Club is a signatory of the SAMH Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport. The Regatta Committee wanted to highlight the important work of SAMH, particularly given the recent effects of the pandemic and lockdowns on the nations’ mental health.
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Glasgow Rowing Club Invest in the Future
Posted: 29 September 2020
Rowing clubs around Scotland have been developing innovative ways to engage with their membership during the challenging lockdown period. Scottish Rowing Club of the Year 2018/19, Glasgow Rowing Club, have ensured that their junior rowers were provided opportunities post-lockdown. This included bringing in new members using specific learn to row equipment, so much so there is now a waiting list at the club for new members.
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Scottish Rowing Winter Webinar Series
Posted: 16 September 2020
Scottish Rowing is delighted to announce our new Winter Webinar Series. Following our Summer Webinar Series where we hosted Robin Williams, Scottish Rowing Performance Programme lead coaches and a Scottish Olympian's panel with Katherine Grainger, Heather Stanning and Dot Roberts, we are looking forward to delivering a range of speakers and content to add value to your Scottish Rowing membership in the coming weeks and months.
The Scottish Rowing Winter Webinar Series will comprise of 9 sessions delivered by three renowned experts from September 2020 to March 2021. We are delighted that for the first time we will host European Champion and GB Olympic silver medal winning cox from Rio 2016 Zoe de Toledo for a trio of coxing webinars, focussed on how to improve coxing skill and performance. These sessions will provide insights from Zoe’s experience at the top level of the sport, which will be beneficial for coaches and coxes alike across the Scottish Rowing community.
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Matt Taylor Appointed as Scottish Rowing Commercial Director and Scottish Student Sport Rowing Chair
Posted: 19 August 2020
Scottish Rowing are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Matt Taylor as Commercial Director on the Scottish Rowing Board of Directors. Matt has also been appointed by Scottish Student Sport as Rowing Chair.
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COVID-19 Route Map Update – Guidance for Rowing
Posted: 21 August 2020
Following the Scottish Government’s announcement on Thursday 20th August, Scottish Rowing is delighted to publish Version 3 of the Phase 3 Guidance for Rowing which allows for the welcome return to rowing in crew boats from 24th August for adults and juniors. This will enable many more rowers to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of being active on the water.
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Scottish Rowing secures funding for third cohort of Coaching Futures programme
Posted: 12 August 2020
Rowing is one of nine Scottish sports which will benefit from the Coaching Futures programme after Scottish Rowing secured investment from sportscotland for the successful performance athlete to coach apprenticeship programme.
The programme aims to utilise the experience of performance athletes and create opportunities for them to transition into coaching roles. The two year, full-time, apprenticeship provides a unique opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ by focusing on the development of coaching practice. The apprentice coach will benefit from a comprehensive personal development plan and support from experienced coaches and qualified coach developers.
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From the Tay to Australia: Coaching with Gippsland Grammar
Posted: 3 August 2020
Written by Dundee University Boat Club alumna Eleanor Brinkoff
"As the end of final year loomed and fellow 4th years were scrambling to find post grad schemes, jobs and masters I realised that whilst I didn’t have any plans for after graduation, I knew that I wasn’t too keen on entering the real world just yet. A gap year job coaching rowing 10,000 miles away seemed like an ideal way to prolong freedom and the perfect chance to recharge after 4 years of university. Fast-forward 4 months; I had a degree under my belt and whilst walking down the Henley-on-Themes tow path I got the call to say I had the job! After a quick month of goodbyes and celebrations, I boarded a flight destined for Melbourne - 40 jet lagged hours later I arrived in Sale, my home for the next year.
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COVID-19 Route Map – Phase 3 Guidance for Rowing
COVID-19 Route Map – Phase 3 Guidance for Rowing V2 Published 31st July 2020
Following the First Minister’s statement on Thursday 30th July, Scottish Rowing is pleased to publish updated guidance for rowing during Phase 3 of the COVID-19 Route Map. This guidance is effective from 31st July and is available here: https://bit.ly/2Pappa7.
The key changes are as follows:
- Coaching: From 3rd August, sports coaches can meet with more than four households in a single day. The limits on group size in a session remain unchanged.
- Self-isolation: Individuals displaying COVID-19 symptoms should self-isolate for 10 days (increased from 7 days previously).
- Shielding: Shielding will be paused from 1stAugust.At that point those currently shielding can follow the general Guidance for Rowing.
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Coach Highlight - John Higson
Posted: 20 July 2020
John Higson, Assistant Head of Rowing at Edinburgh University Boat Club
I’ve been asked to write a piece about me, my coaching, or “whatever I want really” so, in a throwback to 10 years or more ago when I last wrote an ‘essay’ I’ve sat down with my laptop and found two very key components for inspiration. Kevin Costner, and a sports film.
I learned to row at Edinburgh University and it is in those early formative years in the sport that I believe the foundations and principles for my coaching career were embedded, not that I knew it at the time. While studying at the university I cannot say that I had much of an idea of what I was looking to go into as a career/job and coaching never really featured on my radar. I often therefore get asked how I got into coaching.
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