Looe Rowing Club JRLA Competition

group of juniors at Looe Rowing Club have been fortunate enough to receive
funding from Cornwall Sports Partnership to complete the junior rowing leaders
award (JRLA). Ten students completed the part one award, requiring them to
demonstrate knowledge of the indoor rowing structure in schools, competitions,
technique and equipment. They also had to plan and deliver a session within the
school rowing club. Eight of these students then went on to complete part two of
the award which involves the running of an event.

Looe JRLA Indoor EventA
total of five teams from the senior section of Looe RC entered the
JRLA’s indoor competition held at Looe School on 21st April. Three
machines were linked to a big screen and each team member had to complete either
a 2 min, 3 min or 4 min row and a team relay. The JRLAs took charge of all
aspects of the event, which was fun and competitive. The young rowers had the
chance to get their own back on junior coaches as James, Rhiannon, Fraser, Mike
and Kerry all competed in the event.  The winning team, the Slow snakes was made
up of James Chudleigh, Joe Rothwell and Simon. Club chairman James said: ‘I’ve
never won a indoor rowing competition before’ and was very pleased with his pink
water bottle and skipping rope prize.

JRLAs will now log in to the step into sport passport, onto which they can log
any hours spent volunteering with the club.

JRLA team:

– Fred Alsop. Admin and scoring – Amelia Bridges and Lucy Rawe, I.T set up –
Damaris Butters, Prizes – Alex Hicks, Warm up – Zach Thomas, Advertising –
Spencer Delf. Ergo coaches – Zach, Spencer, Alex and Will Courtis.

Report from Rhiannon Halliday