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...

October 26, 2018

"Be yourself, crack the odd joke even if at your own expense, maintain 'discipline' by working them hard."

What would the sport of rowing do without volunteers like Dudley Feather? Not only does Dudley coach at his old school of Prince Henry's School in Otley every week...

October 13, 2018

"I strongly believe that rowing is a sport which is good for both the mind and body but which has largely only been available to a select few."

We first met Lois when she applied to be a volunteer coach as part of the RowLeeds programme early in 2017. A rower, a mentor,...

April 19, 2018

"You never know what you can achieve until you try."

Harriet is currently a volunteer coach on our RowLeeds Indoor Programme. As we recruit for next year's coaches (applications close 20th April or email srae@rowuk.co.uk if you are interested), we asked Harriet to give...

April 4, 2018

"...people are excited to see you and to take part"

Jonny is currently a volunteer coach on our RowLeeds Indoor Programme. As we recruit for next year's coaches, we asked Jonny to give us a little insight into what he gets from the Programme, and what he gives. There's...

March 14, 2018

"...I realised the difference I could make, and really got the ‘aspiration raising’ part of the programme"

Kristiana is currently a volunteer coach on our RowLeeds Indoor Programme. As we recruit for next year's coaches, we asked Kristiana a little about her role and di...

“… acting as role models, demystifying the notion that rowing and a university education is part of someone else’s life.”

Many years ago I once found myself sitting in one of the country’s leading recording studios talking to the guy who had produced songs by Madonna, D...

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