Weybridge Rowing Club - Junior Section

Imagining the Possibilities with Weybridge Rowing Club in 2017 and Beyond...

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.


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


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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 nearly £150 for the Club by using Easyfundraising when buying stuff I would buy anyway from Amazon, John Lewis and Booking.com amongst 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 go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/weybridgerc/.. 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:

Juniors in all groups should leave bags outside on the racks, or put them in the changing rooms during sessions.

Summer training plan as follows. Please note some timing changes during the summer.  Also that there is no longer a 14:00 group; we can amalgamate this group into the 12:00 session during the summer.  

Although we had planned to have a complete break during the middle two weeks of August, Matt has kindly agreed to do some sessions for the older junior groups.  Due to coach availability it's likely to be Matt on his own so numbers are limited and only those fully competent will be eligible to go on the water.

W/c 14th August

15/8 Tuesday  - J15 and above with Matt 10:00-12:00

17/8 Thursday - J15 and above with Matt 10:00-12:00.  No afternoon/evening session. 

19/8 Saturday - J15 and above with Matt 10:00-12:00.  No session for other groups.

20/8 Sunday - No sessions as Matt will have a headache.  No session for other groups.

W/c 21st August

21-24/8 Monday-Thursday D39 beginner course

22/8 Tuesday - no organised training - own training at home

24/8 Thursday - Junior training (all groups) 14:30-16:30

26/8 Saturday -  No 08:00 or 10:00 session, come at 12:00 only - Matt away.

27/8 Sunday - No 08:00 session, come at 10:00 only - Matt away


W/c 28th August

31/8 Thursday - Junior training (all groups) 14:30-16:30

2/9 Saturday -  No 08:00 or 10:00 session, come at 12:00 only.

3/8 Sunday - No 08:00 session, come at 10:00 only


W/c 4th September

4/9 Monday - Surrey Schools go back

All rowing juniors become one year group older

5/9 Tuesday - junior training for top group 17:30-19:30

7/9 Thursday - junior land training (New times: J12/13/14: 16:00-17:00, J15+: 17:00-18:00, J16+ 18:00-19:30)  Possibly a Pilates session - TBC

9/9 Saturday -  Junior training.  J15+ at 10:00.  J12-14 at 12:00 group.

10/9 Sunday - Junior training. J15+ at 08:00.  Everyone else at 10:00.

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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