British Rowing Development Days
The cornerstone of RGS Worcester Rowing is to provide excellent coaching, which will enable rowers to develop to their full potential. As part of our commitment to Rowing coaching and development, RGS Worcester was delighted to host the West Midlands region’s British Rowing Women’s Development Days in which three RGS Worcester Rowers participated.
Women’s Development Days are an initiative aimed at encouraging female rowers to develop their skills by providing an opportunity for women, who are 15 to 23 years of age, to receive coaching from a British Rowing Women’s Development Programme Coach and meet other like-minded individuals in a supportive and inclusive environment. The aim of the programme is to build confidence, increase participation on the Women’s Performance Pathway and foster a love for the sport among women.
The three-day programme started with a focus on movement patterns and psychology. The second day focussed on strength and conditioning and the third took place at the Boathouse on the River Severn. Ben Wellburn, Women’s Development Coach, commented: “The facilities at RGS Worcester are amazing. The space really enabled us to create an environment where everyone feels safe and comfortable to challenge themselves”.
Last year, RGS Worcester rower Zara Povey participated in the programme. Zara is now rowing at the University of Reading where she is studying Psychology. This year, Menna Sutton, RGS Worcester Girls’ Rowing Captain took part. Menna has also been selected for the Welsh Rowing Under 19 Team Training Days, with her sights set on trials at the end of the season.