Welsh Rowing has a performance programme, based in Cardiff, that has developed significantly over the past four years, with a demonstrable record in the identification and development of high performing and successful rowers. Our programme here, is individual centred with the focus on long term athlete development. Our philosophy is to build each individual from the foundation up. The programme to date has produced rowers that have represented Great Britain at World and European championships across senior, para, under 23 and junior categories, as well as the Home International Regatta, Henley Royal Regatta, Henley Women’s representation.
- Sam Bannister- GB representation at World Cup 3 (‘21) - M4-
- Angharad Broughton – GB representation at Junior World Championships (’19) – W4x
- Benjamin Pritchard – Paralympian, Tokyo 2020
- Beccy Muzerie – Olympian, Tokyo 2020
- Joshua Bugajski – Bronze medal, Tokyo 2020
- Tom Barras – Silver medal, Tokyo 2020
The Welsh Rowing World Class Start Centre is run by Emily Doherty and is supported by British Rowing. Individuals on the programme fall under the category of either World Class Start rower (WCS) or Welsh Rowing Associate rower (WRA). Individuals identified as being talented, based within their clubs but attending regular sessions with Welsh Rowing are Access rowers.
No rowing experience is required to register for testing for the WCS programme. The criteria for the WCS talent ID programme can be found here. Individuals will be considered to be taken on as a WRA rower if they can evidence high performance experience at J16-U23 level or if they don’t meet the WCS criteria but show potential. The decision to invite an individual on as a WRA rower or Access rower is at the discretion of the Head Coach and Assistant Coach.
To be tested for the WCS programme please register by clicking here.