January 26, 2020


Durham Amateur Rowing Club – Juniors




The Junior Squads at Durham Amateur Rowing Club are a friendly bunch aged between 11 and 18, we meet for training up to 6 days a week depending on your age.

There is a well-established group of experienced, British Rowing qualified, Junior coaches.  We split the squads between older and younger athletes to ensure that coaching is appropriate for each age group. Training includes a mixture of land-based sessions, in our gym and weights room, alongside water sessions.  We also have a community rowing group for those not quite ready to enter the squad system who train on Sunday afternoons.  Athletes, who show the potential, are encouraged and supported to enter GB Trials.  A number of DARC Juniors have gone on to represent GB internationally including at the Olympics.

There are currently over 70 junior members at DARC, from a variety of schools and colleges.

We attend local regattas from April to July and Head (long-distance) races in the winter, as well as national events throughout the year, such as the Junior inter-regional Regatta the Head of the River in London, the National Schools Regatta and Junior British Championships.

Parents of the junior rowers are always encouraged to get involved in anything from spotting on the riverbank to helping with social events. You might even get talking to the older generation and start rowing yourself! (Other parents have done this, and seem to be enjoying themselves)

If you would like to know more about the junior section please contact us via email: junior-coordinator@durham-arc.org.uk Or call in on a training session:

  • Monday – Thursday: 16:30– 18:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 – 12:00

Not rowed before and don’t know how to start? No problem – the club runs a number of Junior Learn to Row classes during school holidays. Details on the next courses and how to book can be found here https://www.durham-arc.org.uk/learn-to-row/

Information that could be useful to you about rowing can be found on the British Rowing Website: www.britishrowing.org