Elite Rowing Academy to Open at Mossbourne Community Academy

In a bid to unearth the 2016 generation of Olympians from the East End, London Youth Rowing have teamed up with Mossbourne Community Academy in an exciting and groundbreaking initiative.

Both London Youth Rowing and Mossbourne have triumphed where others have failed. In the heart of Hackney, Mossbourne has become ‘a beacon of academic rigour’. London Youth Rowing is an innovative and highly regarded junior community rowing programme.

Starting September 2010, Mossbourne will welcome the first recruits to its elite sixth form rowing programme. This opportunity will only be available to current Year 11 students. Its objective is to identify and develop those individuals with the potential to become champions. London Youth Rowing has worked with thousands of young Londoners through its Row East London (RoEL!) initiative. Mossbourne has the resources and the desire to ‘break the mould’ and ‘show that anything is possible’.

No champion can reach the top without help. The successful candidates will enjoy the very best coaching, facilities, academic support and pastoral care. However, with this support comes an expectation of commitment to the programme and its high standards.

No experience in rowing is necessary. Candidates will ideally be tall with a passion for sport and a strong desire for success. Offers will be subject to academic qualification and physiological testing.

For further details visit the London Youth Rowing website or contact them via email
Details are also available on the Mossbourne Community Academy website