Wanted: Young Rowing Representatives

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In the wake of one of the most spectacular sporting events in history, British Rowing is looking for dynamic young rowers to join its brand new Young Person’s Panel.

The Panel will bring together young rowers between the ages of 16 and 25, putting them at the centre of British Rowing’s plans for the next Olympiad and beyond.

London 2012 has inspired a generation to have a go at rowing – of the 5000 people who tried indoor rowing at Eton Dorney during the Olympic Regatta, 56% were under 18 years of age.

Furthermore, with the next generation of the GB Rowing Team set to make waves at the World Junior Championships in Bulgaria this week, there has never been a better time to get involved in youth rowing.

“The views and ideas of young people will be key to our development as a sport,” said Kate Burt, British Rowing CEO. “I look forward to working with the Young Person’s Panel in helping to shape the future of rowing at all levels.

If you’re aged between 16 and 25 and think that you’ve got what it takes to represent your fellow young rowers, the Young Person’s Panel is the perfect opportunity to make a real impact behind the scenes of our sport.

Find out more about the Young Person’s Panel at www.britishrowing.org/news/2012/july/26/young-persons-panel.

To apply for the panel, email your contact details and a short submission – outlining why you would like to join the panel and what you think you can bring to the group – to [email protected] by 7th September 2012. A shortlist of candidates will then be invited to attend a development day at British Rowing.

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