Junior Rowing

Worcester Rowing Club has an active and successful junior rowing squad with boys and girls from age 12 through to 18, many competing locally and nationally at events such as National Schools, Oarsport Scullery and the British Rowing Junior Championships.
junior girls sculling

Aged from 12 to 18 years, our Juniors have a range of abilities from beginner, through regular competitor, to high performance with many competing at local, regional and national level.

Many of our juniors have taken up rowing for enjoyment, fitness and wellbeing but to be perfectly honest, as soon as they get in a boat and push off from the landing stage, their competitive spirit takes over. We are here to encourage our juniors to develop good rowing skills and technique, enabling them to stay in the sport all their lives.

Rowing is one of the most physical of all sports, using more muscle groups than almost any other activity; therefore, it is an ideal way to gain and maintain fitness in a safe and controlled environment with our qualified coaches.

Currently they train 3-8 times a week, depending on their ability and aspirations, and we regularly hold beginner courses for those who wish to find out if rowing is for them.

We have a great fleet of boats including singles, doubles and quads and fours.

As a squad they enjoy social activities off the water such as BBQs, Pizza Nights, Halloween parties and celebration dinners. These are always well attended and go a long way to aiding crew cohesion.

If you are confident, but not yet old enough or ready to row, you might wish to start your rowing career as a coxswain! Coxes are as essential to a crew as the rowers themselves and are always in great demand. We train our young coxes, not only to steer a boat safely but also how to encourage a crew to row well and win. Many of our young rowers started as coxes as it is a first rate introduction to our sport and they are often rewarded in gaining their first rowing trophies.

Girls: Paul Holmes and Sharon Salter
Boys: Jim Swann, Ian McNally, Matt Norris and Sam Dennis

Parent of junior rowers are encouraged to join in and help! We run a parents help rota which is never onerous but we do ask that you help crews boat at weekend training sessions, at events and also get stuck in volunteering at our own events when you can.

Junior squad latest

COME AND JOIN US! Seasoned rowers and complete beginners welcome - regardless of age or ability