The NSR Committee would like to thank all those Junior Coaches who attended the meeting at Great Marlow School which provided a useful discussion.
Following a subsequent NSR committee meeting it was acknowledged that Junior rowing is not well served by the present racing calendar.
However, whilst NSR is a premium rowing event to which both athletes and coaches aspire, we have to take into consideration the overall welfare of our junior athletes, therefore the following decision has been taken.
It is still the intention to have just the one event category for First Eights in the future but for this year, School First Eights will be served by two events:
Championship Eights and Non-Championship Eights
With Non-Championship Eights medals will be awarded, Schools and Clubs that enter an eight for this event will be able to enter only Four Rowers into the Championship Events on Sunday.
J16 and J15 Eights will have just two event categories – First Eights and Second Eights.
Junior 14 Octuple and Quadruple Sculls – There will be no limit on how many crews a school/club may enter, there will be no semi-finals in these two events and there will be a minimum of A,B,C and D Finals drawn according to the results of the Time Trials.