Caroline Roberts |

Championing the masters

In the final article in our masters series, Caroline Roberts talks to volunteers from the British Rowing Masters Committee about their roles and what to look out for in the future

The Masters Rowing Committee is responsible for growing participation and developing rowing for those aged over 27. It consists of 12 members, each representing one of British Rowing’s regions, and has four meetings a year, which have been taking place on Zoom since the start of the pandemic.

“It’s a chance to represent the people in your area and give them a voice,” says Chairman Brian Chapman, who is a masters rower at Grosvenor RC in Chester and pictured above in the four-seat with his crew.

“We cover rules, events, handicapping, and coaching in a broad-brush way. It’s all about sharing good practice and new initiatives. The first thing we do at meetings is to ask people what’s been happening in their regions.”

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