British Rowing shortlisted for Governing Body of the Year Award

British Rowing has been shortlisted for the prestigious National Governing Body of the Year Award by SportsCoach UK.

Since 2012 the national governing body has worked hard to grow the number of people in the sport, maintain its level of success on the World stage and develop new para-rowing, indoor rowing and “learn to row” resources.

In recognition of its achievements, British Rowing is one of only three organisations in the running for the SportsCoach UK Award, which is supported by Perkins Slade.

Annamarie Phelps, Chairman of British Rowing said: “We are delighted that the progress we have instituted in the development of coaching across our sport has been recognised by SportsCoach UK, in shortlisting British Rowing for National Governing Body of the Year.

“As a sport we work hard to expand our coaching expertise. We now deliver groundbreaking education and training programmes and constantly re-evaluate them to retain their quality. British Rowing is one of the leaders in sport in providing behavioural learning and it is important that we equip our coaches, clubs and rowers with ever-improving access to quality training. This approach has also expanded our ability to grow and sustain participation in the sport at all levels. Making this shortlist is a rewarding testament to the high standards delivered by coaches nationwide and British Rowing staff.”

Rosie Mayglothling, who heads British Rowing’s Technical Panel, says: “We have achieved a great deal over the past few years and offer a lot of support for coaches and coaching.

“We have re-written many of our coaching qualifications and added a new Level 4 Award as well as instituting a number of regional and national workshops, seminars and conferences”.

Other areas where British Rowing has made significant progress include a unique and potentially industry-leading NSPCC-endorsed safeguarding course, increased resources for indoor rowing and ‘learn to row’ developments.

An introduction to coaching para-rowing has been written into all Level 2 courses and there is now a specific module for those interested in coaching para-rowing.

The sport also has a Young People’s Panel which offers opportunities for development in all aspects of coaching and an insight into event management and delivery.

“We also wanted to ensure that all coaches, taking our qualifications, had a mentoring programme in place. This was an ambitious aim but we are well on the way to achieving it”, said Mayglothling.

The Award winners will be announced in a ceremony is on November 19th in Glasgow.

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