Junior Rowing at LVRC

Junior Update Saturday 14th October

A busy morning on a dock that wasn’t exactly calm, but with conditions better than expected.

There was no training in the gym today for the Newbie group, just straight onto the water as days with rowable water will be few and far between as winter approaches.

The Newbie girls took turns in ‘Olympic Silver’, coxed and coached by members of the racing squad (thank you). Four of them also had the opportunity to go out in a double with one of our best junior rowers sitting the boat. They all did well and, if conditions are favourable, could row in their own crews next week using ‘Wallasey’ and ‘Mosslands’.

The Newbie boys were out in ‘Heather’ and, for the last part of the session were coxed and coached by Lesley.    After being on the water for most of the session, they looked good rowing back to the landing stage as a crew. Perhaps next week they could take it in turns going out in a double with one of the juniors from the racing squad and start moving into the Beginner Group.

The ‘we can’t believe you still haven’t capsized yet’ double were in a different boat today and that proved a bit of a struggle. For future outings they will stick with ‘Apollo’ which is a better weight for their crew and will result in a more enjoyable row.

Our youngest member of the ‘Newbie’ group spent the morning in a virus boat with one to one coaching from Lesley, managing very well despite a strong cross wind.

There are currently 19 juniors between the Newbies and Beginners group and we are struggling to run the session without additional help. If you are available to either be the second man (no experience needed) in the safety launch or the 'eyes on the water' from the landing stage please let us know by emailing juniorcoordinator@lvrc.co.uk 


Junior Session Saturday 21st October

The junior session Saturday 21st October will run as usual at the times listed below. 

Junior Update

Our Junior section is growing with 19 in the 'Newbie' and 'Beginner' groups. These are young rowers who have been attending the Saturday morning £4 session for a few weeks. 

Once they are confident enough to row in a double, they move from 'Newbies' into the 'Beginners' group.

Once you are confident and competent in a single, then you can graduate to the racing squad group, become a member of our club and attend full training sessions on Saturday and Wednesday. You can also start competing in crews for regional and national competitions.

Our Junior Racing Squad are training hard and looking forward to an autumn season of competing and, hopefully, bringing home some more medals.

Interested in coming along? 

If you want to try out rowing please contact us at juniorcoordinator@lvrc.co.uk.

All welcome.



Competitive                   08:00 - 10:30
Beginners (£4)               10
:30 - 12:30


Competitive 16:30 - 19:00


  • You must bring SPARE KIT to training sessions or you will not be allowed on the water (club rules).  In cold weather a hat must be worn. HOODIES MUST NEVER BEEN WORN WHEN YOU ARE OUT ON THE WATER
  • Coxes must be suitably dressed for weather conditions too!
  • Please remember to sign in and out of training sessions
  • If anybody wants to try rowing please get in touch using the contact email below. We are an ever growing and successful group of athletes and welcome new juniors at any time

Contact details

Junior Session Duty Rota

We have 15 members of our adult squad and 11 junior parents who give up their time to help with the junior training sessions, but we often still struggle to have enough cover. We are particularly asking parents of our junior members to give their time occasionally in order that we can continue running these sessions. Unfortunately, if we are unable to secure sufficient cover, we will have no alternative other than to start cancelling sessions.