A group of juniors at Looe rowing club have been fortunate enough to receive funding from Cornwall Sports Partnership to complete the junior rowing leaders award (JRLA). Ten students completed the part one award, requiring them to demonstrate knowledge of the indoor rowing structure in schools, competitions, technique and equipment. They also had to plan and deliver a session within the school rowing club. Eight of these students then went on to complete part two of the award which involves the running of an event.
A total of five teams from the senior section of Looe rowing club entered the JRLAs indoor competition held at Looe school on 21st April. Three machines were linked to a big screen and each team member had to complete either a 2 min, 3 min or 4 min row and a team relay. The JRLAs took charge of all aspects of the event, which was fun and competitive. The young rowers had the chance to get their own back on junior coaches as James, Rhiannon, Fraser, Mike and Kerry all competed in the event. The winning team, the Slow snakes was made up of James Chudleigh, Joe Rothwell and Simon. Club chairman James said ‘I’ve never won a indoor rowing competition before’ and was very pleased with his pink water bottle and skipping rope prize.
The JRLAs will now log in to the step into sport passport, onto which they can log any hours spent volunteering with the club.
The JRLA team:
MC – Fred Alsop. Admin and scoring – Amelia Bridges and Lucy Rawe,
I.T set up – Damaris Butters, Prizes – Alex Hicks, Warm up – Zach
Thomas, Advertising – Spencer Delf. Ergo coaches – Zach, Spencer, Alex and Will Courtis.
HSCT scholarship coach, Cornwall