4th annual Get Rowing #Blitzit as 2018 numbers top 30,000

The Get Going…Get Rowing programme will hold its fourth annual #Blitzit Dublin event on Thursday October 25th, 2018. There are almost 700 entrants in this year’s event.  The event will take place in partnership with Trinity College, Dublin’s Sports Centre with schools travelling from all over Leinster and beyond

The Get Going…Get Rowing programme which is funded by Sport Ireland together with Sports partnerships primarily targets secondary schools with a view to actively engaging students with the sport of indoor rowing in a fun and participative environment.

 

In 2018 the programme is on target to engage a record upward of 30,000 students.  This year the Get Going..Get Rowing programme is participating in Student World Indoor Rowing Challenge, which is comprised of community rowing groups in Australia, Boston, London, Leeds and South Africa and together all the students are committing to virtually row around the world by cumulating their metres that they row as part of their indoor rowing education programmes.

Get Going…Get Rowing will hold a series of #Blitzit events for their 2018/2019 calendar.  There will be further events in Cork, Carlow and Limerick and the denouement event will be an on the Rowing Festival to be held in May 2019.  This water “Splash and Dash” brings the whole year of rowing together in addition to linking the programme to on-the-water rowing, learn-to-row camps and a pathway to clubs and sport for life.

The Dublin Blitzit will be held in conjunction with partners Dublin City Council. Local Sports partnerships are key partners in running the Get Going..Get Rowing programme together with other organisations such as Waterways Ireland and Carlow Youth Services.

The event in Trinity College on Thursday October 25 will commence at 10am and run until 2pm. Races will be in relay format which focuses on teamwork and comradery. Volunteers for the event include the amazing 22 TrY Rowers from local clubs Neptune, Commercial and Blackrock who have completed the TY coaching course for rowers and rowers from the University’s boatclubs .

 

 

 

 

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