Junior RowStart – Learn to row for the under 18s

Please complete this form if you would like to register for Rowstart 2019.


Rowstart Mission

The aim of the junior Rowstart course is to develop basic rowing skills and competence in the rowing boat for those who have never rowed before.

By the end of the course the junior rower will be able to:

  • Go afloat independently
  • Land the boat independently
  • Complete the basic rowing stroke
  • Understand how to setup and adjust their position in the boat
  • Turn the boat 360 degrees

RowStart Structure

The course is over 4 days, 4 hours per day, all lead by a qualified coach and costs £90. In general, there are 12 participants (equal split of boys and girls where possible) from the same year group on each course. A timetable of the courses can be found below. We acknowledge that not everyone will be able to make the proposed week for their age group.

In this instance, a clearing process will take place, any leftover places on different weeks will be offered to those people on a first come first serve basis. The age groups shown are purely based on spaces available in the current junior squads. It is advisable to book in fast to avoid disappointment as places will fill up quickly. Once you have made payment, your place on the course will be secure.

  • 15th July – 19th July (Year 8/9 in September 2019)
  • 22nd July – 25th July (Year 8 in September 2019)
  • 29th July – 1st August (Year 9 in September 2019)
  • 5th August – 8th August (Year 8 in September 2019)
  • 12th August – 15th August (Year 9 in September 2019)
  • 19th August – 22nd August (Year 10 in September 2019)
  • 26th August – 29th August (Year 11/12/13 in September 2019)

On completion of RowStart

It is entirely optional as to whether you decide you want to continue rowing and join our junior programme. Obviously, we hope you enjoy your first experience of rowing and become a junior member. If so, once you have registered, you will be assigned an appropriate squad for your age and ability by our coaching team for you to start rowing regularly in September once the school year commences.

For more information on RowStart or if you have any questions on the above, please contact us at –JuniorRowstart@TraffordRowing.Club