Rocking the Boat
As we seek to strengthen our sporting communities we must act now to address diversity within sports in the UK.
The inequality of provision and access is particularly marked in rowing, and bringing together those working within the grassroots of the sport to discuss the scale of the problem and what we can do collectively is long overdue.
Contributors to the Conference have considered what we are doing, whether we should rock the boat and what new and innovative programmes could make the difference.
We are looking at these issues along with how these groups could work together, ensure longer-term sustainability and what part the education sector, government, NGB’s and outreach and engagement programme providers can play in changing direction and help to develop young people so they can pursue a career in sport as an athlete or as a coach.
Rocking the Boat 2023
Thank you to everyone who participated in our third annual conference.
Rocking the Boat has allowed people from all over the country to take part in discussions, networking and Q&A sessions with speakers who are actively involved in running youth rowing programmes.
Although the Trust is already supporting rowing programmes in around 200 schools across the country, this is only a small fraction of the more than 3000 state-maintained schools.
If you want to catch up on the event, recordings of all sessions are available below.
In conversation - working with the Trust
Sarah Winckless, HRRCT Trustee
Susannah Cass, Head Coach, East Anglia Youth Rowing
Liz Pulford, President, Leicester Rowing ClubWatch
What can we offer our students?
Cara Cahill, Senior Adviser, Southwark Education Learning and AchievementWatch
SUSTAINABILITY, FUNDING AND INCOME GENERATION
To learn more about how to raise funding and generate income to support a programme, two “drop in” sessions were held, at which representatives of HRRCT, WYR and LYR were available to talk about their financial models and to discuss the range of revenue streams they are using to ensure a diverse income stream with the goal of sustainable programming.
The responses to some of the questions asked during these two sessions have been presented in a downloadable Q&A.Q&A