Weybridge Rowing Club - Junior Section

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Weybridge Rowing Club Junior Section is a lively and vibrant part of the club.  We run a number of courses during the year specifically designed to introduce youngsters to the sport and run an active competition programme. 

Our top juniors win at local and national events with a number going on to represent GB internationally.  We pride ourselves at being a very 'intimate' operation where we get to know all members of the squad, and they are keen to attend training, working hard, but enjoying it.  

We have an excellent fleet of boats and a professional Head Coach who is ably assisted by a dedicated team of volunteer coaches, many of whom started when their children learned to row at Weybridge, and have stayed on long after their offspring have moved on.

We also have fun when training allows!

Please feel free to contact Clive on clive[at]wrcjnr.com for more information.

Weybridge Rowing Club, Weybridge, Surrey, England

Welcome to the home of the Weybridge Junior Squad

From here you can access all the latest news, views, photos, videos and much more information, all related to the Junior Squad at Weybridge Rowing Club.


Code of Conduct & other information NEW

Group Criteria

Filing Cabinet updated 26/6/17


Head Coach page

Learning to row

Events UPDATED 03/07/17

Training Plans

Our sponsors

Weekend breakfasts


Guest Editor


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Weybridge Rowing Club is sponsored by Weybridge and Walton Physiotherapy, who have two rowers among their physio staff.

I have raised over £250 for the Club by using Easyfundraising when buying stuff I would buy anyway from Amazon, John Lewis and Booking.com among others.    All you do is access the retailer through the donation reminder and Easyfundraising does the rest.  It's free money so please sign up. Please click here to download their donation reminder or click here to get started https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/Y25KAB/   .. Many thanks. Clive


To find out about rowing courses click here.

Go to Current EA River Status for up to date information.

Currently on White boards

Special note:

Rachel and I have just had a very pleasant meeting with the Chairman and Secretary of the Whitatt's Ait Residents' Association.

We were able to confirm that providing parents collecting their children are in their cars and ready to move upon request they should not be ticketed.  If cars are left unattended outside of the 8 parking spaces, parked on the pavement or grass or otherwise inconsiderately, they WILL be ticketed and neither WARA nor the Club will appeal this.


W/c 23rd October

24/10 Tuesday - NO Circuits as it's half term.  BUT Matt will be providing a J16+ session from 10:00-12:00 today.

25/10 Wednesday - Matt will be providing a J16+ session from 14:00-16:00 today.

26/10 Thursday - junior land training (J13/14: 16:30-17:30, J15: 17:30-18:30)

BUT note that J16+ land training will take place from 14:00-16:00 today.  

You MUST be on time, but no more than 10 minutes early as there will be other sessions in progress when you arrive.  Do NOT be late please; session will start promptly and if you are late you may miss out on your session.

If it has been previously agreed with Coaches that you are unable to attend Thursday training, you will be expected to train on ergos at school.  For J13/14 I want you to do 2 x 1500m rate 20/22 pieces with a five minute rest between them.  For J15 this is 2 x 2k rate 22/24 pieces and for J16 it will be 2 x 30 minute pieces at your 5k split.  In all cases please find a small notebook and note the date, what you did, the time taken (or distance rowed), your split and rate.  These pieces may vary.

28/10 Saturday -  Training as usual.  BREAKFAST CLUB.  Clocks go FORWARD

29/10 Sunday - Junior training as usual.  BREAKFAST CLUB.

W/c 30th October

Tuesday 31st October - Circuits at Heathside

Thursday 2nd November - junior land training (J13/14: 16:30-17:30, J15: 17:30-18:30, J16+ 18:30-20:00). 

Saturday 4th November - normal training

Sunday 5th November - normal training

W/c 6th November

Tuesday 7th November - Circuits at Heathside

Thursday 9th November - junior land training (J13/14: 16:30-17:30, J15: 17:30-18:30, J16+ 18:30-20:00). 

Saturday 11th November - normal training

Sunday 12th November - normal training

W/c 13th November

Tuesday 14th November  - Circuits at Heathside

Thursday 16th November - junior land training (J13/14: 16:30-17:30, J15: 17:30-18:30, J16+ 18:30-20:00). 

Friday 17th November - trailer loading for Teddington Crews - 16:00.  ALSO rigging and technique workshop, 19:15 at the club £10 to include supper.

Saturday 18th November - Teddington Head - no training

Sunday 19th November - normal training.  Past President's Reception in the Clubhouse (by invitation).

w/c 20th November

Tuesday 21th November  - Circuits at Heathside

Thursday 23rd November - junior land training (J13/14: 16:30-17:30, J15: 17:30-18:30, J16+ 18:30-20:00). 

Saturday 25th November - Hampton Head (full when booked so may not be doing) and usual training tbc

Sunday 26th November - normal training. 

W/c 27th November

Tuesday 28th November  - Circuits at Heathside

Thursday 30th November - junior land training (J13/14: 16:30-17:30, J15: 17:30-18:30, J16+ 18:30-20:00). 

Friday 1st December trailer loading for Burway Head

Saturday 2nd December - Burway Small Boats Head - no training

Sunday 3rd December - normal training.

W/c 4th December

Tuesday 5th December  - Circuits at Heathside - Gym

Thursday 7th December - junior land training (J13/14: 16:30-17:30, J15: 17:30-18:30, J16+ 18:30-20:00). 

Saturday 9th December - Walton Small Boats Head - no training

Sunday 10th December - normal training.


Generally the training schedule looks  like this:


Tuesday circuits (see below). Thursdays (at the age group times above).  Saturdays (all ages) at 14:00 only.  Not Sunday


Tuesday circuits (see below). Thursdays (16:30-17:30).  Saturdays at 12:00.  Sundays at 10:00


Tuesday circuits (see below). Thursdays (17:30-18:30).  Saturdays at 10:00.  Sundays at 10:00


Tuesday circuits (see below). Thursdays (18:30-20:00).  Saturdays at 08:00/08:30 & 10:00.  Sundays at 08:00 & 10:00


Tuesday circuits (see below). Thursdays (at the age group times above).  Saturdays (all ages) at 12:00.  Not Sunday


Tuesday Circuits, to be run by Junior Captain Zoe, have been arranged at Heathside School 19:00-20:00 as follows:

Oct 3, 10, 17, 31     Sports Hall          Not 24th

Nov 7, 14, 21, 28    Sports Hall                           

Dec 5, 12, 19           Gym                     

Jan 9, 16, 23, 30      Sports Hall                           

Feb 6, 20, 27           Sports Hall                           

Mar 6, 13, 20           Sports Hall 

Please don't forget to bring £1 to each session to cover the cost of hiring the hall.

Please keep an eye on this page as things may change at short notice.

Check this link for important boat checking information

Please note new requirements for leaving and returning to the pontoon effective immediately:

All boats must spin tight on the Weybridge side of the river and proceed downriver on the Surrey bank.  Do NOT wander across to the Hamhaugh Island side and then go down stream on the wrong side of the river.  

When returning to the pontoon ensure you are going upstream on the Hamhaugh Island side when you enter the club stretch and STAY on that side until you get opposite the large moored boat.  Check BEFORE cutting across the river for other river traffic either from the pontoon or coming up or down stream.

It has been positively commented upon how well junior crews, in the main, have taken to this, but SOME STILL NEED TO IMPROVE, please.



Reminder on Clothing :

BOW Person or single sculler MUST WEAR A HI VIZ TOP.   This is an important club rule.

Always bring spare clothes and towel even on Thursdays.  The rule is simple - No change of clothes - No Rowing.

Bring warm clothes for prior and post rowing especially during this recent cold spell.

Wear plenty of thin layers when in the boat.  Not thick absorbent coats.



Have a look at this page which includes some interesting videos of skills you ought to be able to master .... from British Rowing.

Clive - clive[at]wrcjnr.com

A list of possible / probably club events will be posted on the events section of this website in due course - www.wrcjnr.com/events.

Have a look at this video of the Environment Agency at work - it's filmed on 'our' bit of river.
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We take seriously our responsibilities for the welfare of juniors at the Club and work according to British Rowing's guidelines.  

The Club's welfare Office is Judy Sarsby (often at the club at the weekend) who can be reached by phone on 07974 090881 or by email at judy[at]weybridgerowing.org.uk.  

If you have any concerns about your treatment by any member of the club, coaches etc, or any issues at school, home please do feel free to contact her.  

If you would like to talk to someone completely independent the contact for Childline is 0800 1111

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