Annie Vernon |

What makes a standout team?

Olympic silver medallist Annie Vernon shares her personal insights on how you can transform your team from good to great. Author of Mind Games, Annie’s book was a winner in the recent 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards

Rowing is a sport emphatically based on teamwork. Unlike other team sports where a star player can turn a match, rowing crews rely on developing perfect synchronicity.  Despite being the most important part, teamwork is also the most difficult part to get right. Sports teams are somewhere between siblings, spouses, competitors, friends and frenemies.

How do you get everyone on the same page? Does the crew need to be friends? And – much like a marriage – do opposites attract, or is it better to be similar personalities?


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