Club Governance

Governance covers the organisational structure of the club and how decisions are made and implemented

In order to be a British Rowing affiliated club and to ensure best practice in managing a club, there are certain governance requirements of rowing clubs.

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To affiliate to British Rowing you will need to have a club constitution.

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Rowing and sculling are outdoor activities so it is important to recognise that contending with difficult weather conditions, other water users and using different waterways is all part of the sport. 

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