Most of the UK's top athletes have been associated with their chosen sport since they were knee high to grass hoppers. At Milton Keynes Rowing Club we recognise the importance of encouraging youngsters to take up our sport and have embarked on a long term project to ensure that youngsters have access to the experience and enthusiasm that we all feel for rowing.
To help facilitate this, MKRC has developed an association with Action for Youth to form the Milton Keynes Junior Rowing Club.
To date members of Milton Keynes Junior Rowing Club have had the opportunity to take part in regattas, notching up several wins, and one 16 year old female member has won the Gold medal at both the British and English Indoor Rowing Championships and another 13 year old has also won Gold at the English Indoor Rowing Championships and Bronze at the British Indoor Rowing Championships!
The club takes place at the Caldecotte Water Sports Centre. These sessions are run by qualified coaches from Action for Youth and MKRC. The session times are:
|Monday||5 - 8 pm|
|Tuesday||6 - 8 pm|
|Thursday||6 - 8 pm|
|Sunday||12 - 2 pm (Row Club)|
|Sunday||2 - 4 pm|
If you are keen to be involved in junior rowing, please contact Ann Smith, the Action for Youth co-ordinator
The Junior Rowing Club operates out of the Water Sports Centre on Caldecotte North Lake, not the main Milton Keynes Rowing Club centre on the South Lake. To get to the North Lake centre, go through the Car Park of the Caldecotte Arms public house (Bletcham Way, Caldecotte, Milton Keynes MK7 8HP) to the end. The water sports centre is at the very end, on the left.