London Youth Rowing (LYR) offers the unique opportunity for young people aged between 11 and 18 years old to take part in indoor and on-water rowing, opening access to an otherwise traditionally niche sport and in turn helping the rowing community to become more diverse and inclusive.
Flagship programme Active Row offers over 8000 young Londoners from 76 schools, their own rowing machines, a qualified coach, weekly indoor rowing clubs, multiple competition opportunities and the chance to progress to on-water rowing.
On-water learn-to-row courses, skill development squads and competitive racing squads are available at locations in east and west London should students wish to further their rowing journey.
The charity aims to teach young people about the benefits of being active, and multitudes of other important life skills that might help them flourish in the classroom as well as on the water. For example, the Breaking Barriers Programme uses corporate mentors to help guide the rowers through lessons in teamwork, organisation and confidence-building.
In 2016-17 LYR worked with 5225 BAME participants and 4732 female participants across all programmes.
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