Please see the below for information, which details how you can represent Wales as a Junior, Senior & U23 Athlete, at both the Home International Rowing Regatta & Beach Sprint Regatta 2024.
Home International Rowing Regatta (HIR-R)
The Home International Regatta is an event contested by Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England, in both senior and junior teams. The event has a long history and developed from the Empire Games. Welsh Rowing is responsible for the selection and delivery of a team to the event each July.
The next Home International Regatta will be hosted by Scotland, on Saturday 27th July 2024.
To represent Wales at the Home International Regatta you must fulfil one of the requirements below and be able to provide evidence in support of your eligibility:
• Having been born in Wales.
• Having a parent or grandparent born in Wales.
• Be a resident in Wales for 6 of the 12 months prior to the HIRR and be a member of a club in Wales during that time.
• Having had 5 years of primary or secondary education in that country.
• Having competed for that country previously, subject to the requirement associated with competing for different countries in subsequent years.
*HIR Regatta - Welsh U19 Trials 2024*
The Welsh U19 HIR-R team trial will take place on Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May 2024, and will take place at Dorney Lake.
HIR Regatta Trials & Selection Policy 2024 Information can be found at this link: HIR-R U19 Selection Policy & Trial Information 2024
To register as a Welsh Identfied Junior Athlete, interested in representing Wales please click HERE
Junior athletes will have the oppurtunity to join one of our U19 squads (Welsh U19 National Squad, Welsh U19 Talent Pool, Welsh Pathway Athletes) all of which will have the oppurtunity to attend training days and camps, with other Welsh athletes within the pathway. The aim of this is to not only raise the standard of our Welsh athlete's across the UK, but also give these athletes the chance to train together in crews, along with further oppurtunties to develop their rowing, in advance of potential HIR selection. For further information on the Welsh U19 Pathway Squads please click HERE
The appeals policy for HIR-R 2023 is available here. (2024 TBC)
Home International Rowing Beach Sprints (HIR-BS)
The 2024 event is due to be held in England - on 28th September 2024.. The Selection Policy for Team Wales will be released shortly.
The HIRBS Welsh Junior, Senior & U23 Trial will be held on Saturday 17th August 2024 - (location TBC). Sunday 18th will be held as a backup day if weather conditions