West Region Schools Indoor Rowing Competition Programme 2009-10

The schools indoor rowing competition programme in the West
Region got off to a great start, with two well attended School Sports
Partnership events. On 3rd Dec the first ever event run by the
Callington SSP, took place at Looe school. The event was attended by pupils
from Looe and Saltash schools, both of whom run indoor rowing programmes
supported by British Rowing’s Cornwall HSCT coach Rhiannon Halliday.

On December 9th the annual Poltair SSP event took
place at Penrice school, with a record 141 pupils taking part. This included
pupils from Fowey and Penrice schools, who also run HSCT supported indoor
rowing programmes, Project Oarsome schools Poltair and Bodmin, and the two
Newquay based schools Tretherras and Treviglas, both of whom run British Rowing
accredited school indoor programmes.

The events were run by the SSPs, in conjunction with the
Cornwall competitions managers, British Rowing staff and support from local
clubs.

After Christmas,
the next phase of the competition programme sees as series of county based
events, including the Plymouth City Championships, Cornwall County and Somerset
County championships. The culmination of the regional programme is the UCP
Marjon Sport West Regional Schools Championships, which take place in Plymouth
on 2nd March. This will be followed by the LYR National Schools
championships in London on 16th March.

Results from Poltair SSP (9th December 2009)

Results from Callington SSP (3rd December 2009)

Report from Tom Pattichis – British Rowing Team Leader West Region

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