Welsh Rowing is the National Governing Body for rowing (on rivers, the sea and Cardiff Bay) in Wales.  Welsh Rowing is an incorporated body that works with the Sport Wales to raise the awareness of and participation in rowing within Wales.  Welsh Rowing is self-governing for rowing in Wales, but values a close working relationship with British Rowing, the National Governing Body for rowing in England and for GB rowing teams) on coaching development, competition, and safety amongst other issues.

Current News...


As part of our continued drive to improve, we will shortly be undergoing redevelopment of welshrowing.com

We will endeavour to keep the website updated with news items as frequently as possible but apologise in advance for any inconvenience and loss of service during this redevelopment process.

If you have any suggestions on functionality you would find useful in the new website please send us your thoughts to: webteam@welshrowing.com

gestions on functionality you would find useful in the new website please send us your thoughts to: webteam@welshrowing.com

Upocming Performance Events this Summer

Please click on the link here to read about Welsh Rowers that will be representing Great Britian and Wales at the various international events through the next couple of months.

Henley Women's Regatta and Marlow Regatta Race Reports

Please find in the link here race reports of our Welsh crews that competed at Henley Women's Regatta and Marlow Regatta.

Head of Operations - Vacancy

Welsh Rowing is seeking to recruit an exceptional candidate to join the organisation for the following key role -


Salary: £33.000 - £36,000 pro rata, 4 days per week

2 year fixed term contract (Continuation subject to future funding)

Location: Cardiff with travel across Wales

To apply please send a Covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of this post and what you can bring to Welsh Rowing, plus a completed application form and equal opportunities form to carolinespanton@live.co.uk

For further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly on 07974 783753  - Please be aware I am out of the country between the 22nd – 29th June but will endeavour to return your call at my nearest opportunity or please feel free to send me an e-mail.

Please note:

Deadline for applications Monday 7th July 16:00

Interviews will be held on Thursday 24th July with an early evening commitment


Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Welsh Rowing Board Recruitment

Please find here an advert for the recruitment of a new Board Director for Welsh Rowing targeted at someone with Financial expertise and experience.

Please can you forward this to your networks and spread the word.

Closing date is Sunday 8th June.

Junior Rowing Committee Welsh Representative

We have an opportunity for a keen person who is interested and actively involved in Junior rowing to represent Welsh Rowing on the British Rowing Junior Rowing Committee.

The commitment is approx. 4 meetings per year normally held at British Rowing Headquarters in Hammersmith, London. It is a non-voting position and is invited at the discretion of the Chair on this committee who is supportive of having a Welsh rep in attendance to ensure the views of junior rowing are heard.

Welsh Rowing will support travel costs for attendance at the meetings and will expect good and timely communication back to Welsh Rowing to inform on progress and developments and any issues that may affect junior rowing in Wales.

The next meeting is on 13th September.

If you are interested in this opportunity we would be really pleased to hear from you!

Please send a brief note via e-mail to Caroline Spanton, Chair, Welsh Rowing by the 30th May to caroline.spanton@welshrowing.com stating your interest in this opportunity and your current involvement in Junior Rowing. The Board will then discuss any potential interested parties and ratify the appointment and then confirm with Mike Martin, Chair JRC.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

British Rowing Council meeting 22nd February 2014

Please find below updates from the most recent British Rowing Council meeting

Council Minutes

Diversity Statistics

British Rowing Position Statement on the Use of Supplements

New Job Role - Talent Development Coach

Welsh Rowing are seeking to employ a Talent Development Coach to join our growing professional workforce. The role will support the talent identification and development of rowers within existing clubs. Closing date form applications is Friday 23rd May. Please find further information and application form in the links below.

Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Photo Competition

We need your photos for our new website that we are working on. Please send any photos you would like to share with us to displayed on our new website or any other future materials from Welsh Rowing. We would like to show images from all aspects of the rowing community whether it is river, sea or indoor rowing, training at your club or away at an event.

Please send your photos to photocomp@welshrowing.com

New General Manager

I am pleased to announce that Vicki Sutton will be acting as General Manager for Welsh Rowing starting on Monday 10th February on a 6 month secondment kindly supported by the Welsh Sports Association.

Vicki brings with her over 8 years’ experience in Sports Development in a variety of roles including a Performance remit in a NGB and a wealth of experience in coach development having previously worked for Sports Coach UK in Sports Development and Coaching and will be with us for 1.5 days per week until August.

Therefore the role  will be very focussed including the following:
  • Developing a two year Operational Plan for the Governing Body to support the 2013-17 Strategy
  • Development and support of the existing subcommittee structures to be fully functioning and effective with clear accountability and impact
  • Providing support and management to the staffing structure
  • Managing the development of the new Welsh Rowing Website with the Events Committee
The Board will retain full responsibility for financial and governance aspects.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact myself directly.
Caroline Spanton

Welsh Rowing AGM

The Welsh Rowing AGM took place on Thursday 30th January and a big thank you to Monmouth Rowing Club for hosting the evening. With a good turnout of Members the votes were passed and new Board Directors were appointed. We are pleased to welcome Colin Hughes, Caroline Pascoe, Dawn Brace, David Phenis and Andrew Weeks onto the Board who will bring a variety of skills, expertise and innovation to help move Welsh Rowing forwards. Please click here to read a bit more about them. The sub committees are also increasing in size and we will shortly put on the website who is now involved in these committees and what they are looking at over the next 12 months.

Chairs Report
Financial Report

To reinforce a key message from the AGM please do not hesitate to ask any questions at any time or to give us any feedback.

Levies Information

Please click the following link for updated notice and information on levies. The new pro-forma for returning levies can also be found here.


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