Rowing is a sport that can change lives with its unique combination of skills, challenge and teamwork.

Too often though the sport has been the preserve of rowing schools and universities as well as those lucky enough to encounter it by chance.

East Anglia Youth Rowing Program is an outreach program to introduce rowing to some of the more disadvantaged students at schools in East Anglia, with the goal of fostering inclusion, challenge and aspiration.  We also want to broaden access to the sport. The program will be run from City of Cambridge Rowing Club in partnership with Isle of Ely, Sudbury and Huntingdon rowing clubs.  The program is supported by the British Rowing Eastern Region Rowing Council and is part funded by LoveRowing, the British Rowing charitable foundation.

We will be launching the program in January 2022 with North Cambridge Academy where students from Year 9 will have the chance to take part in indoor and water rowing twice a week. At the same time we are joining forces with Isle of Ely Rowing Club to enhance an existing program at Ely College that is supported by the Gemini Boat Race Bursary Fund. From Easter we will be launching a program with Sudbury Rowing Club to bring rowing to Thomas Gainsborough School. Further schools will be added as funds become available.

If you are …

  • A school that is interested in the program
  • A rower, cox, coach or umpire within the sport who would like support the program by volunteering
  • A company that would like to support a program that will impact the life chances of disadvantaged students

… then we would like to hear from you. Email – events[at]


City of Cambridge Rowing Club (CCRC) is one of the oldest rowing clubs in Cambridge.  The club has a broad membership from juniors, through seniors to masters across sweep and sculling.  It competes both regionally and nationally.  The club has recently completed a new boathouse which it shares with St Mary’s School and Homerton College.  The new facility includes a state-of-the-art gym, clubroom and boat bay with the most modern fleet on the river Cam.  With the completion of these renovations, the club intends to further grow and develop. 
CCRC has also taken the lead in a new outreach program, titled East Anglia Youth Rowing, 
to encourage a broader uptake to the sport from students from deprived backgrounds.  The program will be based at CCRC, but will be run in partnership with rowing clubs and schools in East Anglia.  It will involve indoor rowing at each school that joins the program as well as water sessions at each of the clubs.
The club is hiring a full-time rowing professional to drive its Development and Outreach aspirations. It is expected that the outreach program will take up to 50% of the professional’s time and that the balance of the role will be supporting CCRC’s rowing program.  This professional must be a passionate and enthusiastic individual who uses their experience of rowing and coaching at all levels to inspire people from a range of backgrounds to achieve their best.
The successful candidate will ideally have a strong track record of delivery both in rowing and coaching.  However, most important will be their passion and enthusiasm for the sport and ability to shape a pathway for individuals regardless of background.

Role Responsibilities 

The role will comprise of the following key duties:

Lead the East Anglia Youth Rowing outreach programme – working with local state schools in offering a land and water-based rowing programme that can both change lives and bring new people to the sport – generally week-day sessions run during school hours. 
Development of the club’s junior and senior programs – working with the club captain to implement a development pathway framework that supports the development of the athletes in the club – generally weekend mornings.
Support volunteer coaches and the wider club membership – providing technical knowledge and guidance to volunteer squad coaches and club members.

Remuneration and Terms: 
The salary is £25,000 per annum, with an annual leave entitlement of four weeks plus statutory holidays.  All reasonable expenses will be covered.  Initial contract to run from start 2022 to end July 2023.
Key skills required: 
Proven coaching expertise in sculling and rowing
Project management/organisation skills
Proven ability to engage and communicate with diverse audiences in a clear concise manner
Ability to use software tools /applications to support data management and effective communication.
Key competencies required:
Bias for action (action orientated, self-starting)
Building talent and teams (active development).
Essential experience and qualifications:
Experience of a school or youth sport program
Experience in developing athletes from first-entry to sport of rowing to being competitive
Ability to plan, collaborate, organise and deliver programmes
British Rowing Coaching qualification UKCC Level 2 or a track record of coaching experience
Current clean full driving licence.
Desirable experience and qualifications:
First aid qualification
Driving licence with the ability to tow trailers
R Y A Powerboat Level 2 or international equivalent.

Applications to:

Closing Date: 17 November 2021

Interviews by Zoom from: 19 November 2021

Our Women’s Squad had a super 2020/21 campaign with the Development 4+ racing on the Saturday at Henley Women’s Regatta. The 8+ had a great race at MET regatta making the D final of club 8’s, but unfortunately had their season cut short due to COVID and missing out on what was guaranteed to be great racing at Henley Women’s Regatta.

If you want to join one of the fastest growing women’s squads on the Cam for a great 2021/22 season contact

? Al Craigie

It was a great end to the season for our Men’s Senior Squad capping off their great Bumps campaign by qualifying both a 4- and 8+ for the Wyfold Challenge Cup and Thames Challenge Cup. Unfortunately the second 8+ narrowly missed out on one of the coveted 32 places but are coming back into the new season hungrier than ever!

The results put the squad in a very strong place for a very successful 2021/22 campaign. If you want to row at City contact

? Al Craigie

Superb racing from our Women’s Development 4+ reaching the Saturday races at Women’s Henley Regatta.

We were sad to announce we had withdrawn our 8+ from racing at Henley Women’s Regatta. One of our athletes in the boat tested positive Thursday evening for Coronavirus during a lateral flow test, the rest of our crew subsequently tested negative, however due to the timing we were unable to receive a PCR result in time for today’s race. We will continue to observe the situation following the government and British Rowing guidelines.