As part of UK Coaching Week, we spotlight CJ White’s inspirational journey into rowing and how it led him to becoming a Community Coach for London Youth Rowing. He talks to Rebecca Charlton
As most of us have become accustomed to during lockdown I sit down to a Friday Zoom call in my kitchen, on this occasion not for a virtual pub quiz but to interview London Youth Rowing coach CJ White.
As we chat away, I immediately warm to CJ’s quietly confident manner, but the Chigwell based 25-year-old wasn’t always like this.
“I was 13 or 14 and up until that point I was a very fat, inactive kid. I always wanted to be big, strong and muscly. I just always assumed you were born with the genetics for it or you weren’t, I never understood that you could change your physique if you trained for it,” says CJ. But, in year nine at school he discovered rowing and all that changed.(more…)