We spoke to Sir John Townsley, Executive Principal [now CEO] of The Gorse Academies Trust, about the ground-breaking programme his schools have embarked on with RowUK. 

[Article captured February 2018]

“The only time in my 30 year career that, during a speech, I’ve...

Tomorrow night, The RowUK Foundation will be launched with a dinner on the Lords Terrace in the Palace of Westminster. It should be great occasion, allowing us to talk about the work we are doing in the north of the country in disadvantaged communities. It will also be...

A few months ago, Ruth Gorse student and RowLeeds record holder, Daisy Anderson set a age group national record on the rowing machine. Here she talks about getting into rowing, having fun at the Indoor Champs and finding out how good she might be. Now she's on the GB R...

"In sprint rowing, CrossFit and gym enthusiasts may have a thing or two to teach the rowing community."

It is one of the strangest things that, in rowing, sprint distances are yet to be a core part of the sport. When it comes to athletics, cycling, swimming and even can...

"... you should always set the damper through the monitor rather than the lever."

Drag is an interesting subject. We sit down on the indoor rowing machine and what’s one of the first things we do? We choose our resistance level by setting the flywheel damper somewhere b...

April 7, 2019

"If you really put your mind to something, your drive, focus and determination with help you achieve it."

Who is Natasha?

I am a RowLeeds Coach working with the Gorse Boat Club. I grew up in Chester and am now in my 1st Year at Leeds University, studying International Bu...

"The long-term goal is to see one of our pupils at an Olympic games - aim high!"

In December 2018, Farnley Academy took home one bronze medal at the RowLeeds Indoor Champs. Three months later, at the March Champs, Farnley took home eight medals, including three golds! T...

March 19, 2019

"Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity"

    

Tomorrow, the second RowLeeds Indoor Championship of the 2018-19 Series takes place, with schools from across the region competing for medals, personal bests and the team trophy. For some of o...

"There’s is a huge amount of untapped talent in Yorkshire."

    

Rowing superstar, Andy Triggs-Hodge is back in Yorkshire helping to search for future Olympic champions.

At the Rio Games, Yorkshire rowers brought home three golds and a silver medal. The GB...

"The best kids are often those you wouldn't expect."

At the RowLeeds Indoor Champs, athletes accumulate points (and medals and prizes) for podium positions. There are also points for every young rower taking part and double points for relay placings. There will be a sch...

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