Active Row Nottingham
HRRCT funding will allow LYR to employ a full-time rowing coach to be based in Nottingham to lead the roll out of Active Row Nottingham to ten schools across the city. This new programme will follow the successful model used previously in London and Leeds, aiming to partner with schools to ensure that the opportunity to take part in rowing benefits those with the least opportunities. Each school will receive up to five rowing machines on long term loan from September 2022 and receive coaching from LYR and student volunteers from local universities. As with other Active Row programmes, Active Row Nottingham will combine both indoor and on-water rowing, with a firm focus on improving equality, inclusivity and diversity.
Nottingham-based Concept2, the makers of the world’s leading indoor rowing machine, are also supporting the launch of the programme close to their UK headquarters, with the donation of rowing machines.
The growing partnership between HRRCT and LYR demonstrates the commitment of both organisations to opening up rowing to young people across the country to boost the diversity of young people taking part in the sport.