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British Rowing member prize draw – February 2024

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Pauline Rayner (1940-2024)

Where was The Boys In The Boat filmed?

Did you recognise some of the rowing locations in George Clooney’s latest movie? We reveal the famous and less well-known venues where the film was shot

Active Thames awards £39,000 of grants to rowing programmes across London and Kent

The funding goes to 23 projects in London, Kent and Essex aiming to expand access to ‘blue spaces’ and support ambitious communities

Henley Rowing Club President Miriam Luke awarded MBE for services to women’s rowing

Three time Olympian Miriam Luke (née Batten) has been recognised in the 2024 New Year’s Honours List for services to women’s rowing

GB Rowing Team cox Harry Brightmore reviews The Boys in the Boat movie

The GB Rowing Team were guests at a special early screening of the film of the popular book, which will be in UK cinemas from 12 January 2024


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World Anti-Doping Agency releases 2024 Prohibited List

The WADA Prohibited List designates the substances and methods that are prohibited in sport. From 1 January 2024, this includes in-competition use of Tramadol

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Recreational rowing races make a splash in the North West

The 2023 Explorer Series of six informal events ran from April to October with 14 clubs participating from all over the region

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Free club management online workshops in December from Club Matters

Topics include Dealing with Increasing Costs, Volunteers’ Experience, Raising Money, and Creating an Inclusive Environment

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British Rowing umpire launches campaign to help Ukrainian rowing club

Thames Tradesmen RC member Gary Painter is raising funds for a minibus to transport young rowers in Ukraine to a safe place to train

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Rowers recognised for lifesaving reactions after competitor collapses

Royal Humane Society certificates presented to three rowing club members reflect their prompt and effective actions after a masters sculler collapsed at the Head of the Stour

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18-year old Dominic Jones awarded Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificate

Prompt and effective action by the young rower from Isle of Ely RC played a crucial role in saving the life of a member of the public

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British crews and scullers win 10 events at Head of the Charles Regatta

America’s hugely popular – and highly competitive – autumn rowing festival took place from 20-22 October

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Free club management workshops this Autumn from Club Matters

Club Matters is a Sport England Lottery funded programme that provides free resources, support, guidance and workshops to grassroots sports clubs

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Pauline Churcher (1934-2023)

British Rowing is sad to hear of the death of former international rower and umpire Pauline Churcher, who took on many major volunteer roles in domestic rowing

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Siobhan Cassidy announced as new Chair of the Boat Race Company Limited Board

Siobhan has been acting as Interim Chair following the very sad death of former Chair Tim Senior earlier this year

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