NJIRC is back on 28th February 2020 at the Copper Box Arena, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

NJIRC is the World’s biggest national indoor rowing competition. The event caters for around 2000 young people aged 11-18 and acts as the finale to our indoor rowing year. Competitors travel from all over the UK, as well as from our Active Row schools - our largest outreach programme, providing rowing to 60 London state schools.

Over recent years it has developed into an event that celebrates competition, and education, with the introduction of the 'Festival of Careers and Sport'. The festival includes exhibits from organisations like the Royal Navy, British Cycling, PwC and Tideway, to introduce our young people to further sporting and career opportunities. 

As the founders and hosts, LYR relies 200+ volunteers to help make the day a success. There are a range of roles on the day from welcoming attendees to the venue, managing competitors on to the race floors, helping co-ordinate the races, results, medal presentations and supporting our ‘Festival of Careers and Sport’ exhibitors.

Opportunities for a volunteer:

  • Working directly with young athletes 
  • Experience how large sporting events operate
  • Networking
  • Developing your teamwork and leadership skills

Training for each role is provided, as well as lunch and branded official volunteer t-shirts.

"Volunteering at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships is a truly remarkable experience – it challenges, excites and inspires volunteers in a way that few events can match. You will not only help LYR to run a huge event but you will also get to see the incredibly positive impact that rowing can have." 

Andy Mitchell, Tideway CEO and NJIRC 2017 & 2018 volunteer. 

Please note there will be no on-site parking at the Copper Box Arena but there are excellent transport links to Stratford station (15mins walk) and Hackney Wick (5mins walk).

Register your interest in volunteering, here