SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY ROWING
Weybridge Rowing Club is a community rowing club which exists to promote the art and enjoyment of rowing. Through rowing we encourage people to strive to be the best they can be, promoting teamwork, physical fitness and discipline.
We provide programmes for juniors and adults new to the sport, and training for competitive rowers. We also offer school programmes for local schools and an annual community event for local businesses.
Since 2015 we have provided curriculum-time rowing opportunities for local schools who have previously not been able to offer rowing to their students. We offer a term-by-term, introductory non-competitive course, where rowers ages 12-18 have a chance to try the rowing in a fun and safe environment.
Participants learn rowing terminology, how to handle equipment, and develop a basic set of skills, indoor and outdoor, which further develop if students choose rowing for more than one school term.
Students have participated in the National Junior Indoor Championships and in friendly competition with local rowing schools.
Schools working with us currently:
Jubilee High School, Addlestone | Watch this video
Reeds School, Cobham
Summer taster day: Winston Churchill School, Woking
Our club plays an active part in the Weybridge Community. We support the annual Elmbridge Summer Festival, taking our ergos along for people to have a go.
Every year since 2014, we have opened our doors to local businesses, running an increasingly popular Weybridge Community Regatta. We encourage entries of teams of four from those who have never rowed before as well as those who have rowed the past.
This is a full day of fun, fabulous food, prizes designed especially for the regatta, and lots of opportunity for those who take part to network with other teams, our own rowing community of volunteers and our sponsors. For more information and to get involved as a team and/or as a sponsor, see here.