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Music Licensing Fees Consultation

Closing date for consultation – 30th October 2008  In its August Policy Update the CCPR flags up proposed changes to copyright law which currently requires any sports club that uses audio-visual equipment to purchase a licence from the Performing Right Society (PRS).  The […]

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ARA Medals of Honour 2008

The 2008 ARA Medals of Honour were awarded at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 27th September. Di Ellis, Chairman, said  ‘it is my pleasure to announce the names of those awarded this year’s ARA Medals of Honour, given in recognition of two […]

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Siemens Stroke for Stroke Week

ARA members across the country are raising money while they row, all in aid of Siemens Stroke for Stroke Week. Rowers know that every stroke counts, and are kick starting winter training by rowing a sponsored 10km or more to […]

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Sport England announces major investment in elite training facilities

Following the Government’s announcement of a new investment fund for elite training centres, Sport England gives details of how it will spend millions of pounds to give athletes in England the best chance of success at the London 2012 Olympic […]

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Safety warning – lifejacket recall

Seago has issued the following important safety notice: Some Seago 150 and 175 lifejackets, including Junior lifejackets, may have a defect which could result in serious injury. Seago Yachting is extending the recall they issued in May of Seago 150 & […]

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Sport England – Nurturing talent

From Sport England:  20 British rowers competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games began their sporting journeys at clubs and projects funded by Sport England. Project Oarsome, the Amateur Rowing Association’s innovative programme aimed at attracting, retaining and nurturing 11-16 year […]

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‘Redgrave’s Raw Recruits’ on ITV4

ITV4, if the listings are to be believed, is finally showing the story of Sir Steve Redgrave’s Liverpool Eight as part of its ‘No Limits’ season on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th July, 8.00 – 9.00 pm. From the press release ‘To take 40 […]

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House of Lords v House of Commons boat race

  As befits such an auspicious occasion, a traditional wooden shallop, propelled by oarsmen in the ceremonial red coats of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen, rowed up the Thames on Thursday 17th July to open the Parliamentary Boat Race. […]

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Congratulations Phil!

Congratulations to the ARA London Team Leader, Phil Simmons, and Marcia on the birth of their baby daughter on Thursday 17th July.

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Torch Trophy Trust Award 2008

The ARA is looking for nominations for this prestigious award to volunteers. The Torch Trophy Trust was founded in 1962 by the organiser of the 1948 Olympic torch relay from Greece to the London games, Cdr Bill Collins RN.  Cdr […]

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