British Rowing x Junior Rowing News

British Rowing are delighted to announce a media partnership with Junior Rowing News helping give a greater voice to our younger members in our digital content

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British Rowing is delighted to announce a new media partnership with Junior Rowing News, the team behind the popular End of the Island podcast.

The partnership aims to provide a greater voice and platform for young rowing writers through British Rowing channels. The partnership will see Junior Rowing News contributors providing exclusive content across British Rowing’s digital platforms on a regular basis.

Kenny Baillie, Director of Partnerships & Communications said, “Over 58% of our members are under the age of 25 and so we’re excited to be able to provide this platform to Junior Rowing News contributors so that young rowers can hear from their peers on British Rowing channels.”

The partnership also aims to help diversify the talent pool for young rowing writers and Baille continued,“Building a pathway for young rowing writers from all backgrounds is an important part of this partnership. We look forward to working with the team at Junior Rowing News to identify, support and develop some of the fantastic talent out there.”

Tom Morgan, Founder of Junior Rowing News, said, “Our core principle is giving young rowers a chance to talk about our sport on their own terms. This partnership with British Rowing allows our team to showcase their skill and knowledge to a national audience, which we are delighted about.”

British Rowing members can read the first of the contributions from Junior Rowing News on British Rowing Plus now:

  • Rachel Egan meets Evelyna Davies, a member of the high-performance squad at Tideway Scullers School. It’s been a testing year for Evelyna after having her final rowing season as a  junior and school exams cancelled because of COVID-19, which she also caught. Despite all these setbacks,  she is staying optimistic and has her sights set on U23 GB representation.
  • As Senior Coach at Hampton School, Helen Taylor is one of the few female coaches at an all-boys school. Phoebe Horan finds out about coaching in lockdown, cross training and Helen’s coaching philosophy.
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