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British Rowing and BUCS Talent ID


At the Rio Olympic Games, 21% of rowers representing Great Britain started their rowing career at university! If you row at university and want to see if you have the potential to make the GB Rowing Team come and visit the British Rowing tent at BUCS Regatta in May or contact James Andrews ahead of time.

At the Regatta we run a quick series of tests to see if you’ve got what it takes to be the best. We take your name, age, height and arm span and will also test your leg/arm power. Don’t worry this won’t tire you out for racing at the regatta, the tests are short and sweet.

Those who show potential will be invited with their coaches to a testing day at Caversham, home of the GB Rowing Team, where we’ll put you through your paces to assess your potential with further tests to measure how fit and powerful you really are.

Following this testing, a group are invited to a training camp in the build-up to the British Rowing Sculling Festival in August. During this week the rower and coach will have the opportunity to work with the England Talent Pathway team to improve your knowledge, ability and technique and therefore identify areas of improvement/development.

From here successful attendees will be invited to be part of the England Talent Pathway Programme, where the ETP coaches will work with you and your coaches to help guide you on the next stage of your rowing career.


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