Regional Junior Training Weekend :: 2009 :: Update

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Deadline extended for junior rowing camp to WEDNESDAY 30th  September.
Still places available………….

The weekend will involve rowing in gigs, skiffs, flashboats and virus boats. Qualified fixed seat rowing coaches, video analysis by professional photographer, fun racing for real prizes!

Please contact Rhiannon.halliday@ara-rowing .org


The ARA in conjunction with the WRRC, CPGA and CRA will be hosting a Junior Training Weekend on October 10th/11th 2009, at Stithians Reservoir.


The emphasis of the weekend is on developing rowing technique in a fun environment. Juniors attending will receive tuition from qualified fixed seat coaches in a combination of flash boats, virus boats and gigs, and on land using rowing machines. The weekend will include a number of activities including video analysis, sculling skills and other activities designed to help improve the participants rowing skill and technique. There will be a fun racing competition on the final day. Please note that video analysis and photography will feature as part of the camp, there is a section on the form for consent.

Who is the camp suitable for?

Juniors attending this camp should be competent rowers, ideally with one years experience. They also must be aged J14-16 (school years 9, 10 and 11). The camp is not suitable for complete beginners, or inexperienced juniors.


Venue – Stithians Reservoir

Dates – October 10th/11th 2009

Times – 10am – 4.30pm both days (full schedule to follow closer to the event)

Cost – £10 per person (cheques payable to WRRC).

– Optional camp t-shirt available at a cost of £7.50 per person



What to bring? – Kit suitable for rowing indoors and on the water (must include hat and trousers); waterproofs in case of wet weather and plenty of warm changes of clothing. Food will be available to purchase from the centre on both days, however it is suggested that all junior bring food, snacks and drinks with them.


Club Requirements?

Clubs must provide the following;

– A minimum of 1 coach/volunteer for every 4 juniors attending (those sending less than 4 must still provide 1 coach/volunteer).

– Clubs are responsible for organising accommodation and supervising juniors who wish to stay over on the Friday, and/or Saturday night. Camping is available via the watersports centre campsite (01209 860301).

– Clubs should provide lifejackets for each junior.

How to enter?

Initially places are limited to six juniors per club, clubs can request extra places to be placed on a reserve list. Registration forms for the camp are enclosed. These should be returned to the address below, along with cheques for camp fees by Friday 25th September. Cheques payable to ‘WRRC’.

Rhiannon Halliday – 11 The Green, Lower Burraton, Saltash, Cornwall. PL12 4SQ.

Mobile: 07791603059

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