A Coaching Commendation for D.A.R.C.

DARC receive Coaching Commendation

British Rowing the National Rowing Governing Body will be announcing the winner and commendations for the Coach of the Year Awards. The awards are made to recognise the tremendous contribution of our coaches (paid or unpaid) to the success of our sport. The awards will be presented at the GB Trials at Dorney Lake on Sunday 14th February by ARA Deputy Chairman Gary Harris.

The nominations in this category were of a particularly high standard,demonstrating that a well organised team of coaches makes a difference to the whole club, improving standards of participants in both racing and the
development sections.

Durham Amateur Rowing Club received a commendation for their coaching team namely: Alan Granlund, Bill Parker, Bill Pollard, Martin Tyler, Lynn Pain, Geoff Graham, Gordon Beatty, Mike Rowe , Clive Hole and Philll Tully as coaching co-ordinator.

Current achievements for the squads include the Mens Squad getting through to the qualifiers at Henley last year which hasn’t been achieved in 15 years. The J18 Boys winning the Northern Rowing Council Sculling Series, Gareth Archer winning the Gold medal at the British Indoor Rowing Championships with Roger Stainforth winning Gold in the 60 – 69 hwt catagory and Gill Prescott continuing her winning run with a Gold at the recent Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships in the 50 – 59 hwt catagory, the rowing clubs Veteran Men took Gold at Henley Veteran Regatta and the World Masters Regatta in Vienna whilst one of our J18 Girls competed representing England at the Home Countries  International Regatta in Nottingham with the Womens Senior 2 Squad finishing 77th out of 300 at Tideway last year.