Junior Rowing at LVRC

Saturday 24th June 2017

There will not be a junior session the morning of Saturday 24th June as practically the whole club will be competing at the Ironbridge Regatta over the weekend. Further details about this two day event are available at Ironbridge Regatta 2017 if you want to go along for a day out and support our crews.

Saturday 1st July

The junior training sessions will run as usual at the times below. Please remember to bring a water bottle, sun screen and a hat and that you are protected from the sun while out on the water.


Junior Update Sunday 18th June

Our Junior section is growing with 18 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 will move form 'Newbies' into the 'Beginners' group and yesterday, with a certain amount of nerves, two of our 'Newbies' proved their ability and will now move into the 'Beginner' having spent the morning session in a double.

The 'Beginners' group are progressing well with two successfully spending part of yesterday's session in a single for the first time. Once you are confident and competent in a single, then you can graduate to the Intermediate group, become a member of our club and attend full training sessions on Saturday, Wednesday and Friday. You can also start competing in crews for regional and national competitions.

Our Intermediate group are training hard and looking forward to a summer of competing and, hopefully, bringing home some medals. Their next competition is the Ironbridge Regatta next weekend and we have a large number of junior crews racing both on Saturday and Sunday. There are rowing clubs from all over the country taking part in this regatta with very, very strong competition so we'll be following their progress with great excitement.

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

email: juniorcoordinator@lvrc.co.uk

Junior Report to the LVRC Committee Monday 24th April

Since the previous meeting Jayne Pumford, Michelle Fisher and Cath Thursby have taken over the running of the junior squad. This has been a relatively smooth transition, with some parents in particular being very supportive in terms of the time they are offering.


We have taken athletes to the JIRR Trials, and also had two girls put forward for GB Start; an excellent experience for them both.


There have been a lot of enquiries from potential new rowers, and we are having to rethink how we take on new junior rowers. Sue Palmer, Jayne and Michelle are looking at having a proper Learn to Row provision for juniors.


Michelle has begun a system of 'rowing education' on Saturday mornings. This will cover key pointers including safety, dress, nutrition and boat maintenance.

We will continue to need volunteers and support going forward, in order to meet expectations regarding our junior provision. All offers of help are gratefully received.


Jayne and Michelle are currently working towards a UK Club Coaching Level 2 certificate. Once complete, the UKCC qualification will provide an opportunity for our Michelle and Jayne, as part of our Junior Coordinator Team, to take their passion for rowing and use it to support and develop our junior rowers of all skill levels – from beginners through to performance athletes.


Funds to pay for a coach for the whole Club have been identified along with someone to manage the payroll, and we are moving to advertise the post the week commencing Monday 29th May.


Junior Session Duty Rota

We have 13 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.