Gloucester Rowing Club has always had a strong Junior section whose members come from many of the schools within Gloucestershire and further afield. Whether you are wanting to start rowing or have already got some experience, there is a lively and enthusiastic group ready to welcome you along with a capable and experienced coaching team.
Beginners have in the past started rowing each year at Easter, in order to take best advantage of the months with the best weather. However with increased demand since the Olympics, we have had to extend this to take more groups.
In the 2012/13 academic year we took 20 beginners in November, and 20 more in February and 40 after Easter, and this has left us with a very full junior section (currently standing at around 120 juniors).
As a result, we are not sure when the next course is likely to be, as we want to make sure that anyone joining has an opportunity to continue rowing once they have done the initial course. Please contact the junior coordinator if you wish to be added to the waiting list for the next course.
Experienced rowers can usually start at any time of year, so long as there is space available in the squad, however at the moment we are very short of space and so cannot promise to find room for everybody.