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.

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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

Notice of AGM 2014

Welsh Rowing's AGM will be held at the Sport Wales National Centre on Thursday 30th October at 7pm. The Agenda can be found here.

Rowing Development Officer Vacancy

Welsh Rowing have an exciting new vacancy for the position of Rowing Development Officer. Application deadline is 5pm on Friday 10th October with interviews on Thursday 30th October.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Rowing Academy Coach Vacancy

Welsh Rowing are seeking an individual to employ as Rowing Academy Coach on a 6 month fixed term contract for maternity cover. Application deadline is 5pm on Friday 24th October with interviews in the week beginning Monday 3rd November

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Tragic death of Wales rower's charity ride partner

WALES rowing cap Rebekah Edgar has spoken of the tragic death of Mortlake and Anglian clubmate and England international Anna Roots during a charity bike ride by the duo. Read on here

New Board Director Vacancy

Please click here for the advert for a vacancy on the Board with Welsh Rowing, we are looking for an individual who can bring with them elite/performance sport expertise at a crucial time when we will be reviewing our progress and developing a longer term plan to achieve exceptional success on the water.

Deadline is Sunday 28th September 16:00

 Wales Sport Awards - Nominations open

New Head of Operations

Welsh Rowing are pleased to announce Helen Tan as the new Head of Operations for Welsh Rowing. Helen starts on the 1st September and brings with her a wealth of experience having worked working with National Governing Bodies of Sport regionally and Nationally and more recently as Interim Head of Operations at the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

Helen's first few months will be focussing on ensuring the new 2015-19 strategy is fit for purpose and a well thought through funding application goes into Sport Wales, she will be developing the self-assurance process and understanding and reviewing the organisation as a whole and leading the recruitment for a new Development role.

She will be meeting with key stakeholders over this period to gain views and opinions about the direction of Welsh Rowing. Chair of Welsh Rowing Caroline Spanton said 'We are extremely pleased with the appointment, Helen will add significant strengths and depth to Welsh Rowing, the experience and knowledge she brings with her will be critical in supporting the organisation at a pivotal point where there a huge opportunities to capitalise on'.

Helen will be working 4 days a week, based out of The Welsh Rowing Offices at Channel View Leisure Centre, and can be contacted on Helen.Tan@welshrowing.com

Commonwealth Regatta

Good Luck to the Commonwealth Rowing Championships Squad on Day 1 of races. Welsh Rowing have a target of 3 medals over the course if the championships. Keep an eye on twitter @WelshRowing for progress


Italians Visit Aberystwyth

Three Italian crews visited Aberystwyth to take part in their annual regatta. Read the full press release here.

Volunteer Awards 2014

The British Rowing Volunteer Awards  is open for nominations until the 31st August.


See the link above for details of the different awards available and how to nominate people for the awards.

Upcoming 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.

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

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

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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