The sporting landscape is changing. Funding, sponsorship, recruitment, ethics, welfare and liability, are all matters of importance to clubs, along with the sporting aims of the club and its members.
Each club has a number of systems and processes in place to provide guidance on areas such as developing rowing and other activities; managing its members, coaches, and other personnel; the planning, reviewing, and improving process.
Some of these systems may not exist in a club, or could be improved, better recorded, or better understood. There are many examples of good practice in our clubs already, but sometimes we are not ambitious enough to look outside the club, our sport, or our industry. In line with Sport Ireland Governance Code for sport, Rowing Ireland is committed to term limits and we advise clubs to also follow the same governance code for sport in line in Sport Ireland.
Rowing Ireland has worked continuously to make improvements in areas such as Governance, Safety, Talent ID, Coach Development, Rules and Tracker. We have produced a variety of templates and support documents to illustrate good practice across the areas considered essential to rowing clubs. These are available to all of our clubs to use as templates or as a guide and can be downloaded below. The benefits of using these documents include:
- Develop top quality clubs and raise their profiles.
- Promote best practice and strong governance from within clubs.
- Provide information, guidance, and support for clubs.
- Recognise & reward clubs for their achievements.
- Provide planning tools.
- Develop effective policies, procedures, and structures.
- Develop a club workforce (coaches, volunteers, and administrators).
- Help to recruit and retain members and to increase membership.
- Increase opportunities for clubs to gain financial aid and recognition.
Rowing Ireland has complied with the Governance Code of Ireland which is managed by Sport Ireland.
Rowing Ireland Rules
986.57 KBDownload 6th May, 2022
Privacy Notice for our Members
Data Protection Policy
266.30 KBDownload 24th May, 2022
Anti-Bullying Policy and Guidelines
Club Framework for Safeguarding Standards (NI)
Version Nov 2013
Code of Conduct for Parents
Code of Conduct for Children
Equal Opportunities Policy
Volunteer Policy Framework - NI
Club Administration Roles
217.14 KBDownload 21st December, 2022
Accident Report Form - Template
Attendance Record - Template
Club Constitution - Template
Club Development Plan - Template
132.50 KBDownload 14th January, 2023
Club Partnership Form - Template
Coaching Role Descriptions - Template
213.35 KBDownload 21st December, 2022
Emergency Contacts Register - Template
Introductory Letter - Template
Junior Membership Form - Template
Risk Assessment Form - Template
Rowing Exit Form - Template
Volunteer Induction Form - Template
Equal Opportunities Policy - Template
63.51 KBDownload 28th March, 2022
Athlete Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy
222.92 KBDownload 28th March, 2022