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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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

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.

Welsh Open Trials

Welsh Open Trials are being held at Monmouth Rowing Club on Sunday 6th April 2014.
Please find poster here.
Athlete registration and selection policy can be found here.

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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