Row East London
During 2009 London Youth Rowing with support from a range of partners including British Rowing, launched Row East London (RoEL!), a major project to introduce more young people to the sport in the Olympic Boroughs.
The first RoEL! Annual Conference was held on Wednesday 27th January, in the London Docklands Museum. The purpose of the day was to bring together those involved in the project to look back over the first year and plan for the coming months. It was attended by secondary teachers, youth club leaders, and community physical activity coaches.
‘The more sports that are available for young people to try, the more likely they will find something they like and lead a healthier, more active life,’ said Mark Hunter, Olympic Gold Medallist who came to speak to the group.
British Rowing (the National Governing Body) and Concept 2 were also in attendance to show their support for Row East London!
‘The conference has been a great networking event, other club leaders here have shared their ideas and now I know more about running my club!’ said a teacher from Greenwich.
For further details visit the London Youth Rowing website