Juniors raise £600 at bag pack!

The juniors spent 3 hours bag packing at Sainsbury’s at Pity Me on the night of 30th December – a fairly quiet night as shopping numbers go, but the  amount raised was a whopping £601.54. The junior Christmas Breakfast raised £76 The junior Christmas fayre raised £570  for the Phillipine Disaster Appeal ( increased to £1070 on[…]

Gill named Outstanding Performer of the Year

It’s been another award-winning week for the unstoppable Gill Prescott. On Thursday 5th December she won the Northern Echo Local Heroes Award for Outstanding Performance of the Year, after winning the Durham Regional Award. Two days later, she followed this with  a Championship Record breaking performance at the British Indoor Rowing Championships in Cardiff on the 7thDecember.[…]

Roly Metcalfe

I am sorry to have to inform you that Roly Metcalfe, a long standing member of DARC, passed away peacefully on Friday, after a short illness. Roly was a member of DARC for many years, indeed he was one of the Vets who introduced me to rowing over 20 years ago, coxing his crew at[…]

DARC Profile – Chairman, Martin Judson

The first in a regular series of DARC profiles – a chance to find out more about people in key roles and members of the different squads. Martin is a local GP,  he rowed at Newcastle University and then with the, now defunct, City Of Newcastle. He’s been a member of DARC since 1977, and[…]

Real Veterans Day Out

Mick Downworth, of the Mens Development Squad, is an outreach worker for forces Veterans and their families in Gateshead. So, last thursday 28th November, Mick had arranged a day out, at the club, for this ‘Gateshead Veterans Hub’. Some of the veterans had suffered injuries and disabilities and have served in places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo,[…]