Bright future at rowing club

THE spectacular growth of Beccles Rowing Club continues apace.The club's latest recruitment drive focuses on expanding the club's competitive arm and its potential to win events at higher national levels.

THE spectacular growth of Beccles Rowing Club continues apace.

The club's latest recruitment drive focuses on expanding the club's competitive arm and its potential to win events at higher national levels.

The club is appealing for experienced or ex-rowers from the wider local area to contact the club with an aim to attacking the trophy positions at respected events on the racing calendar.

The club is now blessed with a flotilla of existing and incoming competitive level boats, a couple of recent additions include Elite level singles, and everybody is keen to see them flash across the finish line in first place at a few summer regattas.


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Perhaps you rowed at university or were at a club and moved away from the area and drifted out of the sport? Perhaps you have competed in other sports such as football, netball, basketball or hockey and just fancy a change?

Beccles Rowing Club has structured induction programmes and a remarkable eight Level 2 or above qualified coaches to help you reach your full potential.

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Coaching launches, rescue launches, video analysis, personal development programmes and extra training sessions are all available for those wishing to progress to nationally competitive standards.

There is now solar power at the clubhouse and three rowing machines always available for extra workouts and even a TV and a kettle for a brief rest period!

Captain Phil Marler was keen to stress the importance of competitive success to the future of Beccles Rowing Club when he observed “We have built a family club with members of all ages, sexes and fitness and expectation levels. Everybody is welcome and we provide tailored coaching provision and assistance to everybody.

“There is a commitment required to compete at higher levels however and, if we are to be treated as a serious member of the rowing network, we need to invest some serious time and effort into being successful.

“We would like to attract commercial sponsorship and assistance and we need to be competing successfully on a national level to progress in that way.

“Competitive success in the club filters down to junior levels and inspires individuals. It creates a winning culture and also a desire to compete, to proudly represent Beccles and to strive for success,” he concluded.

Those interested in competitive rowing and who would like to represent Beccles Rowing Club at regattas around the country should contact captain Phil Marler via www.becclesrowingclub.co.uk

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