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Club Support

Clubs are vital to rowing in Scotland. It is through clubs that participants first experience rowing, and no matter how far they progress in the sport, clubs will still be at the centre of everything they do. We’re committed to helping clubs attract and retain members by encouraging:

  • Clear direction: understanding the priorities of each club and how they align to Scottish Rowing’s vision and values;
  • Positive values: ensuring all events and activities are delivered to a very high standard within a fun, inclusive and safe environment;
  • Mutual understanding: helping clubs understand our purpose and role as a Governing Body and our relationship both with clubs and the wider rowing and sporting community.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Scottish Rowing has run a series of workshops, webinars and calls for Scottish Rowing clubs and their members. If you have would like to discuss how your Regional Development Manager (RDM) can support your club, please contact the appropriate staff member.

Erin Wyness (North RDM) - erin.wyness@scottish-rowing.org.uk

Adam Hardy (East RDM) - adam.hardy@scottish-rowing.org.uk

Andy Barton (West RDM) - andy.barton@scottish-rowing.org.uk

In order to support our clubs, Scottish Rowing have created the Club Support Toolkit (CST). The CST has been created to:

  • Expand and retain knowledge and skills within clubs;
  • Maximise time efficiency within clubs;
  • Minimise risk for all members within clubs;
  • Enhance experiences for all members within clubs.

The CST is a holistic support network for clubs. This support network aims to identify as many of the factors required to run and manage a rowing club and provide valuable, easy to use and free resources to clubs to help with these areas. In order to create and source the resources, we have defined a rowing club as people performing activity in a place. We have then identified several areas within each pillar of a rowing club:





Governance Facilities & Equipment
Volunteers Club Operations Marketing & Communications
Coaches Financial Management  
  Planning & Sustainability  

Click here to find out more about the CST and the resources that are available