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Rowing Parents & Grandparents - we salute you!

National Schools' Regatta 2023 was another year where young rowers got the chance to showcase their skills and enjoy the thrill of competition.

As we all know, behind every rower, and the rowing team, there is a dedicated team of parents who play a crucial role in their child's enjoyment of sport. All parents play a essential role and as we saw this weekend there are different ways they support their children.

First and foremost, parents play a vital role by providing emotional support to their junior rowers. Competition can be a challenging experience, and it is important for young rowers to have a strong support system in place. This weekend parents provided encouragement and motivation, regardless of the outcome of the race.

The collective positive attitude and belief in their rowers abilities goes a long way in building their confidence and helping them overcome obstacles. We saw some of this with the tricky conditions the crews had to manage. Thank you to all the parents and families who cheered the races along the course, the line of school and club marquees brought the 'Dorney Roar' back!

We want to thank the parents who also volunteered their time and skills to support their child's rowing teams and the regatta. We know that many rowing clubs and schools rely on the assistance of parents to function. We saw parents helping with setting up and taking down equipment, providing refreshments for athletes, time keeping etc. To all the support teams out there, your contributions to your child's rowing team and the event, helped to create a positive and supportive environment for everyone!

Your involvement in our sport is essential. Without it, many young rowers would not have the opportunity to participate in regattas and enjoy the competitive experience.

We look forward to welcoming you all back in 2024, Save the Date - Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May

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