2014 Oarsport Junior Sculling Head
In support of junior rowing in the U.K. Oarsport are pleased to announce that the 2014 Oarsport Junior Sculling Head will be our sixth year of major sponsorship for this very successful and rapidly growing event which shows the strength and breadth of junior rowing developing across the country. The event to be held on Friday 14th March at Dorney Lake, gives aspiring young scullers the chance to perform on the 2012 Olympic regatta course in a safe environment with excellent facilities for athletes and their supporters alike. We have seen challenges with the weather so please do keep an eye the event organisers website for any updates or changes due to the recent floods in the Thames Valley and the new race format and timing. http://www.thescullery.org.uk/
These junior scullers are our future World and Olympic Champions, as well as club captains and coaches and it is important to encourage them to prosper in the sport, especially with the momentum that has gathered from the Olympic interest. From experience, we know that our sport will lead to fitter, healthier, more disciplined and well rounded individuals learning important life skills along the way and we support this wholeheartedly.
See the video for a brief insight to a very exciting and competitive day.
Zac Purchase M.B.E. and Mark Hunter M.B.E. our 2008 Olympic Gold medallists in LWT 2x took time off their busy and demanding training schedule to drop by the Oarsport stand to offer inspiration to competitors and present medals and signed winners t-shirts last year. We hope to have news of other rowing heroes attending this year very soon. For further inspiration and sculling tips, the Oarsport DVD "Golden Glory" featuring Zac and Mark is a welcome addition to any rowers collection. The DVD is now only £9 and available here.
Zac Purchase with Nottingham Rowing Clubs' 2009 silver medal WJ16 4x. Georgia Smith, Katie Bartlett, Holly Oughton and Mary Wilson.
Rowing masters and coaches, If you are looking to obtain a boat before this event, we have 3 or 4 quad sculling boats available from stock now. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and prices.
Zac and Mark shirt signing for some winners.
Mark Hunter with Sir William Perkins's School
Mark with Newark Rowing Club
Mark with Grange School
We wish all competitors and coaches in the event the best of luck and thank all the "behind the scenes" parents, helpers and mentors for their support and encouragement too.