Since Eton Dorney hosted the rowing for the London 2012 Olympics, Maidenhead has seen the popularity of junior rowing increase substantially. Ex-Maidenhead Junior Rob Williams even took home a Silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics. The Club has long standing success within the junior sector, with appearances at local to international events.
The Club aims offer opportunities for those coming to the sport for the first time; Junior "Learn to Row" courses take place in the Spring. Having completed the course, juniors may then move into the Beginners group. From there, the progression is to one of three age based squads; Junior Girls WJ14-15, Junior Girls WJ16-18 or Junior Boys J14-18.
Due to being a water sport, safety is paramount and all juniors need to demonstrate their ability to swim 100 metres in light clothing, and be taught the drill in the event of capsizing a boat. Until this has been done no juniors can be offered membership to the club.
Maidenhead operates a waiting list, in order to manage this effectively; juniors who show real potential at the sport may be integrated into one of the Junior squads at an earlier opportunity.
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to row if they want to so, should you find that you are unable to afford membership due to your economic circumstances, you can apply to the committee for support. Each case is considered on its merits.
For guidance on the kit you will need look here.
2013 - 2014 Season Round Up
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