HSCT Junior Sculling Camp 2008 – Western Region

HSCT Camp 

The Western Region hold its annual junior sculling camp on the weekend of 11th – 12th October at Dart Totnes Rowing Club. This year’s camp again benefited from funding from the Henley Stewards Charitable Trust to support costs such as facility hire and coaching.

A total of 26 juniors from West Region clubs attended the camp, which was designed primarily to help them develop their sculling skill and technique in small boats.


The juniors were divided into three groups, and rotated around a series of activities over the course of the weekend. This included a session of video analysis, a session developing ‘sculling skills’, and a session of coaching. In addition the juniors had an ergo technique/racing session, and also competed in a 1500m time trial on the water.

The camp was also provided the opportunity for a number of young coaches from the region to shadow and be mentored by more experienced coaches.

Many thanks go to all those volunteers who attended to support the weekend, providing coaching support, launch driving and preparation of food, without whom the camp would not have been possible.

Next weekend sees a equivalent camp for juniors from fixed seat rowing clubs. This camp, also sponsored by the HSCT, takes place at Stithians Reservoir in Cornwall.

Tom Pattichis
ARA Coaching and Development
Team Leader Western Region