The Get Going Get Rowing project which has had over 5000 students rowing since its inception last year have launched their website. www.getgoinggetrowing.com
The site includes an overview of the programme, various tips and hints on basic indoor rowing stroke, links to videos. The TrY programme has also been launched as part of the initiative where TY students do a full day s course specific to the ergometer. In turn they are encouraged to coach younger students in their school or a nearby primary school for a 4-6 week period. This culminates in a blitz at the end of the programme.
The new website also contains details of an indoor schools league which has been up and running in schools since last year. Students are encouraged to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal corresponding to their school year. This league will give schools across the country the opportunity to compete against each other on ergometers without leaving their schools.
The site will be very useful to schools who want to take part in the programme and will enable students to compete with their friends and other schools across Ireland.
The project is a Rowing Ireland initiative which is part funded by Women in Sport and NUI Galway.
Try out the site and immerse yourself in the merits of indoor rowing.
Michelle (McElligott) Carpenter
Leinster Women’s Development Officer