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You are warmly invited to join us at the first club development conference organised
by the NRC since 2020, to be hosted by Durham Amateur Rowing Club. The full programme
with timings can be found below or in a pdf here. It will run from 09:30 for 10:00
The day will be opened by short welcomes from the Northern Rowing Council’s Chair,
Helen McMillan, and Secretary, Colin Percy We are pleased to announce our conference
will then be addressed by Alastair Marks, CEO, and Kate O'Sullivan, Deputy Chair,
of British Rowing. They will give an overview of where BR is now and are looking
forward to hearing what you have to say in Q&A session to follow.
In the first Group 1 workshop Mark Hyson from Tynemouth RC will describe the success
of Coastal Rowing and Beach Sprints in our region. In parallel (and repeated later
in Group 2) there will be an opportunity to get up to speed with the latest thinking
on safety and competition themes with John Mulholland and Richard Mortimer of the
In Group 2, Learn to Row programmes have been one of the successes in the region
but the question of how you convert L2R to competition rowers is addressed in a workshop
with Tim Morris, plus a repeat of John and Richard’s session.
In Group 3, Cath Rooney will discuss techniques for improving strength and conditioning
approaches with junior rowers. And alongside Mark Bell will present structural options
for expanding clubs, including a look at the pros and cons of limited companies.
Catering There will be hot drinks on arrival and a buffet lunch.
The lunch break will provide a great opportunity for informal discussion with other
delegates and the speakers. Food is provided free of charge to all delegates who
register before the event. The food will be baked potatoes with a range of fillings.
To help with planning please say in your booking email if you have specific dietary
How to book a place
The previous conferences have been well received and we hope you will be able
to join us. Please let us know if you intend to attend so that we can ensure we provide
a great experience for you. Email Alan Cook at email@example.com by Saturday
21 January 23 if you wish to attend, giving name/s and club, plus any special dietary
requirement He will will confirm your booking along with any updates before the conference. We
look forward to hearing from you.
Northern Rowing Council
Programme - Conference Sunday 29 January 2023
09:30 - 10:00 Tea and coffee provided
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and Introductions - NRC Chair, Helen McMillan
10:15 - 10:30 The work of the NRC since the last conference - Secretary, Colin Percy
10:30 - 11:15 Meet the BR Senior Team - Alastair Marks, CEO, and Kate O'Sullivan,
Deputy Chair of British Rowing, will give an overview of
the work of
BR and answer any questions you may have.
Workshops (choice in each group)
11:20 - 11:25 Format of the workshops - Alan Cook
11:30 - 12:30 Group 1 Workshops
(W1) Coastal Rowing and Beach Sprints - Mark Hyson of Tynemouth RC
(W2) Developing a standard infrastructure for competitions - Richard Mortimer and
John Mulholland of the NRC from umpiring and safety perspectives
12:30 - 3:45 LUNCH
Lunch is provided free for all attendees who register in advance. Please inform us
if you have any special dietary requirements.
13:55 -14:30 Group 2 Workshops
(W3) Converting L2R to membership - Tim Morris
(W4) Developing a standard infrastructure for competitions - John Mulholland and
Richard Mortimer of the NRC from umpiring and safety perspectives
14:35 -15:10 Group 3 Workshops
(W5) Discussion on strength and conditioning for juniors - Cath Rooney
(W6) Managing club expansion - Limited Company or not? - Mark Bell
15:10 - 15:30 Q&A session with contributors and summing up by Chair