London Youth Rowing is delighted to announce a fantastic line up of organisations at the Festival of Sport and Careers from the Royal Navy to KMPG and Saracens Rugby, to engage young people in a wide range of inspiring opportunities on Friday 15 March plus two high profile guests.

A move to the iconic Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will mark the 13th year of the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships, hosted by London Youth Rowing which aims to attract over 2,012 young people from all over the country.

CEO Matt Rostron commented:

“The Festival of Sport and Careers has expanded year on year and we are excited to welcome such a diverse mix to The Copper Box Arena on 15 March. Young people will also get the chance to meet Andrew Triggs-Hodge and Pete Reed, both Triple Olympic Gold Medallists. Pete Reed, Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy and Andrew, who now works for our partner Tideway are great supporters of LYR and we are very lucky to have them involved on the day.”

NJIRC was launched in 2007 to engage a diverse mix of young people and now attracts huge numbers from all corners of the country including a large number of state schools. A Festival of Sport and Careers alongside the rowing competition will include a number of high profile exhibitors:

Careers
Tideway, PLA, PwC, BT, KPMG, Ship Safe Training Group, University of Westminster, Royal Navy, Thames Skills Academy, The Met Police, Cushman and Wakefield, London Fire Brigade

Sporting organisations
British Cycling, British Rowing, Lee Valley Paddle Sports, Wheelchair Basketball, West Ham FC, Saracens Rugby, UK Anti-doping, British Horseracing Association

Amongst the sporting organisations, British Rowing will conduct talent testing and work closely with UK Anti-doping to educate young people about clean sport. The British Horseracing Association will be bringing a careers stand, mechanical racehorse and jockey coach. The London Fire Brigade will bring a fire engine and full firefighting equipment and the Royal Navy plan to bring an assault course and bungee run.

A team of 200 volunteers will be supporting a wide range of roles across the event, to ensure a spectacular day at the Copper Box Arena.