Rowing

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Forthcoming Rowing fixtures are listed at the bottom of this page.

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The Royal Shrewsbury School Boat Club (RSSBC) was founded in 1866 and the boathouse is located on an idyllic stretch of the River Severn opposite The Quarry Park close to the town centre.

The School is nationally recognised as one of the leading rowing schools in the country and boasts an impressive 13 Henley Royal Regatta wins to its name. With the move to co-education, the girls’ crews at the RSSBC have quickly made their mark and in 2015 were one of only six schools nationally to qualify for the Henley Royal Regatta.

The Boat Club has over 300 pupils taking part in the sport through the course of the year with a mix of participation: many pupils make rowing their major sport for all three terms; others enjoy the sport at house level in  "bumpers", the Oxbridge-style house bumping races which provide the climax to the Summer Term.

The majority of our pupils learn to row at Shrewsbury so no previous experience is necessary, but we are also delighted to have experienced rowers join us.

The Boathouse is in prime position only a short walk down the hill from the School itself and has extensive training facilities including the Yale Boathouse that was opened in 2012 adjacent to the 1921 Pugh Boathouse. The buildings house a well-equipped gym, a rowing tank, impressive Clubroom and a storage area that houses a fleet of over 100 rowing boats and nine coaching launches. The impressive fleet includes state-of-the-art equipment for our competing crews and those involved in the GB trials process. The club has three sets of telemetry that are used to monitor and support the coaching of the senior boys and girls to aid performance.

The Boat Club is a supportive environment with an impressive and passionate contingent of coaching staff, many of whom also play a significant role on both academic and pastoral fronts. Athol Hundermark is the full-time Director of Rowing who is responsible for the day to day running of the programme and performance of the senior boys’ squad, with Tess Fitton driving the senior girls’ squad.

The Club is fully supportive of the GB trials system and is proud to have numerous Salopians who have and continue to feature internationally at all levels. The majority of our rowers continue rowing beyond school with exciting numbers of pupils rowing at top rowing Universities around the world, including Oxbridge and many of the Ivy Leagues in the USA.

The OId Salopians' rowing club, 'Sabrina', is a thriving section and hugely supportive, not only in helping to fund the equipment and facilities for our rowers, but also by attending and supporting our crews when they compete across the country.  Please see the Sabrina page for more information.


Any forthcoming Rowing fixtures for the current term will be displayed below.

Forthcoming Rowing fixtures for the current term

Friday 12 February 2016

  • 13:00
    RSSBC: Vyrnwy Senior Squad Training (1st & 2nd VIII) (depart 1pm) (ends Tuesday 16th February)
    0

Saturday 20 February 2016

  •  
    RSSBC: GB Trials, Boston, Lincolnshire (Selected Seniors) (ends Sunday 21st February)
    1

Saturday 27 February 2016

  •  
    RSSBC: Reading University Head
    1
  •  
    RSSBC: Runcorn Head (Seniors, J16 & J15)
    1

Saturday 12 March 2016

  •  
    RSSBC: North of England Head, Chester (1st & 2nd VIII)
    1

Sunday 13 March 2016

  •  
    RSSBC: Junior Inter-Regional Regatta Trials, Worcester
    1

Thursday 17 March 2016

  • 12:00
    RSSBC: Schools Head of the River, Tideway (Seniors, J16s, J15s)
    0

Friday 18 March 2016

  •  
    RSSBC: Sculling Head, Dorney Lake (J15s, J14s)
    1

Tuesday 22 March 2016

  •  
    RSSBC: GB Spring Assessments, Nottingham (ends Friday 25th March)
    1

Thursday 31 March 2016

  •  
    RSSBC: Senior Rowing Camp, Brive, France (Senior Boys, Senior Girls, J16s) (ends Thursday 7th April)
    1

Monday 4 April 2016

  •  
    RSSBC: J15 Rowing Camp, Pangbourne (ends Friday 8th April)
    1

Monday 8 August 2016

  •  
    Shrewsbury Rowing Courses - Day Camp: 8th - 12th August; Residential Week: 14th - 20th August

    Summer 2015 saw the launch of Shrewsbury Rowing Courses, which proved to be a huge success. We are delighted to be running the courses again in August 2016, offering 11-16-year-olds a chance to learn to row or develop their skills in inspirational surroundings.

    Feedback from last summer:

    “Thank you for arranging such an amazing week. Mungo tells me it was the best week of his life!”

    “Katie had an amazing time and hasn't stopped talking since she arrived home!  From my side the organisation was seamless and I especially enjoyed the daily Dropbox photos.”

    “Thomas has absolutely loved his time with you… and has gained so much confidence during the course. He's made some lovely friends, enjoyed the boarding and the fun and games. The week has been one of the highlights of his summer.”


    Dates  and prices for 2016


    Day Camp:  8th - 12th August 2016  -  £350

    Residential Course: 14th - 20th August 2016  -   £595

    Both courses are open to boys and girls aged 11 to 16 years; no experience necessary.

    To apply for a place, please download an application form: Shrewsbury Rowing Courses 2016 Application Form

    Further information is included in the Shrewsbury Rowing Course Newsletter

    Twitter: @UKRowingCourses

    For more details, please email ShrewsburyRowingCourses@gmail.com

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Sunday 14 August 2016

  •  
    Shrewsbury Rowing Courses - Residential Week: 14th - 20th August

    Summer 2015 saw the launch of Shrewsbury Rowing Courses, which proved to be a huge success. We are delighted to be running the courses again in August 2016, offering 11-16-year-olds a chance to learn to row or develop their skills in inspirational surroundings.

    Feedback from last summer:

    “Thank you for arranging such an amazing week. Mungo tells me it was the best week of his life!”

    “Katie had an amazing time and hasn't stopped talking since she arrived home!  From my side the organisation was seamless and I especially enjoyed the daily Dropbox photos.”

    “Thomas has absolutely loved his time with you… and has gained so much confidence during the course. He's made some lovely friends, enjoyed the boarding and the fun and games. The week has been one of the highlights of his summer.”


    Dates for 2016


    Day Course:  8th - 12th August 2016  -  £350

    Residential Course: 14th - 20th August 2016  -  £595

    Both courses are open to boys and girls aged 11 to 16 years; no experience necessary.

    To apply for a place, please download an application form: Shrewsbury Rowing Courses 2016 Application Form

    Further information is included in the Shrewsbury Rowing Course Newsletter

    Twitter: @UKRowingCourses

    For more details, please email ShrewsburyRowingCourses@gmail.com

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