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Junior news from Rhiannon Halliday

CAMP: A total of 30 juniors attended the fixed seat rowing camp, held at Stithians last month. Juniors from 6 clubs developed their skill and technique using flashboats, skiffs, coastal boats, sliding seat kingfishers and gigs. Each rower also created their own personal performance profile through a number of land based tests. Phil Pring gave a talk on his ocean rowing experience and rowers were also able to analyse their rowing through video and photography. A big thanks to the West Regional British Rowing staff, club volunteers and also Dave Jane for giving up his weekend to coach. The camp was made possible through the loan of boats from Coverack, Cadgwith, Saltash and Greenbank rowing club. Camp T shirts for the weekend were designed by ‘Puddle’ a new rowing lifestyle brand.

CORNWALL SCHOOL GAMES: The CPGA and British Rowing are running the gig rowing competition as part of ‘Cornwall School Games’, a large multisport competition for Cornish Secondary Schools on June 26th. Cornwall is split up into 4 ‘areas’ or ‘school sports partnerships’ (SSP). Each SSP is going to have a team competing in 4 categories at the games. The categories are: U14 girls, U14 open, U16 girls, U16 open. An organising group has been formed to help co-ordinate teams for the event. Teams are / have been selected through trials in each area hosted by a rowing club.

· The trial for the ‘Poltair’ SSP is on the 29th May at Fowey, this will involve rowers from the following clubs: Charlestown, Fowey, Newquay, Par, Gorran, Roseland and Meva. The juniors must attend the following schools: Bodmin, Brannel, 5 Islands, Fowey, Tretherras , Treviglas, Penrice, Poltair, Roseland. Contact Rhiannon.

· The trial for the Callington SSP (East and North Cornwall) has taken place – we do need 2 additional under 14 girls to make up the team. Contact Rhiannon

· The trial for the Penryn SSP (Lizard, Falmouth and Truro) has taken place, we do require 2 under 16 girls to make up the team. Contact Rhiannon

· For the Penwith SSP team, contact Phil Pring phillip.pring@britishrowing.org

We can only rely on clubs co-operation and communication, so please get in contact if you wish for your juniors to take part in this competition!!

Anyone keen to be involved with organisation, help with their area team, etc please contact me! Rhiannon.halliday@britishrowing.org 07818576145

For more info on the games visit http://www.cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk/cornwall-school-games

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