Weybridge Rowing Club - Junior Section

Imagining the Possibilities with Weybridge Rowing Club in 2015 and Beyond...

Weybridge Rowing Club Junior Section is a lively and vibrant part of the club.  We run a number of courses during the year specifically designed to introduce youngsters to the sport and run an active competition programme. 

Our top juniors win at local and national events with a number going on to represent GB internationally.  We pride ourselves at being a very 'intimate' operation where we get to know all members of the squad, and they are keen to attend training, working hard, but enjoying it.  

We have an excellent fleet of boats and a professional Head Coach who is ably assisted by a dedicated team of volunteer coaches, many of whom started when their children learned to row at Weybridge, and have stayed on long after their offspring have moved on.

We also have fun when training allows!

Please feel free to contact Clive on clive[at]wrcjnr.com for more information.

Weybridge Rowing Club, Weybridge, Surrey, England

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Weybridge Rowing Club is sponsored by Weybridge and Walton Physiotherapy, who have two rowers among their physio staff.

  

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WEEKLY TRAINING STATUS
 
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Special note:

The club room and seating in the bar area are once again being littered with junior kit and kit bags during training sessions This is causing friction particularly at weekends

Juniors in all groups should leave bags outside on the racks, or put them in the changing rooms during sessions.


Training for intermediate / beginners as follows:

This Tues and every Tues until 22 March during school term we have reinstated circuit training for all seniors and juniors. 

Circuits will run on Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm at Heathside school during term time. First session will be Tues Sept 29th.  All welcome. Please come as often as you can... it’s fun and a good workout.

Please bring £1 with you each session  to help cover the cost of the hire of the hall.  Heathside school sports hall. Enter at the first gate and go up the drive round the back of the main building. Do not try to get in through main reception.


Thursday 4th February 2016

Ergos as usual and core with Clive, Nick and our new coach, John.  This training is important as we are now starting to pick individuals for the National Junior Indoor Rowing Competition on 11th March.  Also John will be looking for top crews at the Thursday sessions.

Saturday 6th February 2016

J15 and older 11:45 for 12:00 session.  J13/14 at 13:45 for 14:00.  Scullery Octo crew at 12:00 session please.  BUT please note that if the weather is as forecast the heavy rain and strong winds will force an off-water session (grr).  We will focus on some technique training as well as stamina.  Can't be helped.  Safety has to be the priority. Come down to training, please.  Don't assume that just because we're not on the water that it's not important.

Sunday 31st January

Hyne Cup today.  I was going to suggest that all those not so involved could do a run from the Club to the bottom Cut bridge, but because Clive and Nick will be involved with the running of the event we can't be there for your safety.  However please do come down and support the Weybridge RC crews all the way from the Canoe Club to Walton and back.  The first division is at 10:00 and the next at 11:30.  Most boats are off at 10:00.  Stay for the Sunday Social but don't eat all the snacks!

We are running a D33 junior rowing course 4 - 8th April and assistance is needed from juniors to help this run.  The funds generated from junior courses go directly to help pay for junior coaching so it's in your interest to help.

Clive is off 'down under' for six weeks from 10th February and therefore Nick will be running the squad whilst Clive and Theresa are travelling around New Zealand and Australia.  He'll be back just before Easter.  Graham will be helping on Saturday and Guy on Saturday and Sunday.  Our new coach John is also allocated to our Sunday sessions so those in the Scullery boats must make a particular effort to attend on Sundays. Parental assistance for safety back up is welcome; we're a small coaching team and being one person down puts a lot of strain on the rest of the team.


As of 1st January 2016, in order to manage the numbers, for Saturday training (effectively starting on 9th January) we're going to move to having all the WJ/J13s and 14s at a session start time of 14:00 and all others at a session start time of 12:00 (arrive NO LATER than 15 minutes before the session start time, please).  We won't be running 'beginner' group as it's time to amalgamate the groups to form one squad again and those who were 'beginners' are no longer.

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Clive

Have a look at this page which includes some interesting videos of skills you ought to be able to master .... from British Rowing.


Clive - clive[at]wrcjnr.com

A list of possible / probably club events will be posted on the events section of this website in due course - www.wrcjnr.com/events.

Have a look at this video of the Environment Agency at work - it's filmed on 'our' bit of river.
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