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Dan Hooper in the morning junior athletes session in 2020


Guest speaker details:


Graeme Foreman - Performance Mind Academy

Graeme’s sporting background originated in tennis before supporting a number or other sports both nationally and internationally. Over the past few years he has been working in County Durham and Northumberland supporting a wide number of organisations, from Northumberland LTA to Team Durham. The session content - individual understanding and development - and  

Graeme will be focusing on understanding what motivates people to participate, develop and follow performance pathways in sport. As coaches and athletes, being able to understand and value other people motivations as well as their own is a key component of success.


Jon Boyle - Strength and Conditioning

Originally Consett based, Jon has worked with DUBC for the last decade. Writing and delivering a programme recognised not only by the athletes to come through it such as Will Fletcher and Angus Groom but the GB Rowing Team, leading to his link to the current U23 GBRT Strength and Conditioning Coaching team. Alongside this he works with individual athletes around the region to support them reach their potential, including attending the GB Junior potential camp in December 2019.


Laura Richardson - Physiotherapist

Having previously worked as the Men’s Coach at Durham University Boat Club, including coaching at EUSA, Laura is now working as a MSK Physiotherapist in the region. Her session will be a practical workshop, focusing on best practice and tips for injury reduction in junior athletes.


Dan Cooper - GB Rowing

Dan is the GB Rowing assistant junior coach. He is delivering across the day to support aspiring juniors, their parents and coaches.


Rob Dauncey - Coaching - London Rowing Club

Having worked across clubs and the National Team, Rob has a wealth of experience building sustainable, hard working environment in which individuals, crews and squads alike were able to thrive. This includes multiple international medals with GBRT.


This page last updated 29-07-22

Club Development Conference


Programme from Sunday 26 January 2020


Our conferences are held at Durham ARC


The speakers and topics for the 2020 conference in January were chosen after taking soundings from those in the region on what would be of interest to them, but ensuring we had rounded but diverse set of points of view. No conferences were held in 2021 and 2022 due to Covid.

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Rob Dauncey, Ian Shore and Alex Leigh in the coaching Q&A


2020 programme


9:30am - Arrival


Plenary session

9:50am - Michael Laing, NRC Chairman, and Ellie Hizzett, Conference Coordinator

10.00 am - Graeme Foreman - Performance Mindset.


Workshops - 11.00am to 12.00pm

(1) Rob Dauncey - Building Club Culture and Philosophy

(2) Dan Cooper - Junior Athlete Session - this session for junior athletes only

(3) Jon Boyle - Master's Strength and Conditioning


Lunch 12 to 1.00pm (provided for those booking in advance)


Workshops - 1.00 to 2.00pm

(4) Jon Boyle - Senior Strength and Conditioning (18+)

(5) Jason Foster - Basic Rigging

(6) Paul Lorenzato, British Rowing - Club Hub Workshop.

(7) Laura Richardson - Junior Injury Reduction


Workshops - 2.00 to 3.00pm

(8) Programming and Coaching Panel - Q&A

(9) Jon Boyle - Junior Strength and Conditioning

(10) John Mulholland - Safety Update


Workshops - 3.00 to 4.00pm

(11) Jason Foster - Advanced Rigging

(12) Colin Percy - Events Update

(13) Dan Cooper - Parent and Junior discussion group



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