London Youth Rowing is delighted to announce The Henley Royal Regatta Charitable Trust will join Sport England as a funding partner for the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships on 15 March 2019.

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

Sir Steve Redgrave, Chairman of Henley Royal Regatta said:

“We are delighted to be able to support the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships (NJIRC) 2019 as it makes an exciting move to the amazing Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

“The principle objective of The Henley Royal Regatta Charitable Trust is to provide funds that encourage and support young people and develop the sport of rowing. NJIRC provides the opportunity to race, compete and represent their school or club to many hard to reach and under-represented groups, many for the first time. NJIRC holds a unique place within grassroots rowing and it’s a fantastic event for thousands of young people travelling from all corners of the country.”

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 Education alongside the rowing competition will include exhibitors such as UK Anti-doping, The Royal Navy. Met Police and West Ham United. Support from up to 200 volunteers will ensure a spectacular event at the Copper Box Arena.

Entries opened on 5 December and will close on Friday 28 February.

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