Richmond Rowing Club and TopRow Melbourne are partnering to introduce new rowers to the sport and focus on long term member growth for the club.
We have a strong history of running Learn to Row courses and a large number of our members have come to the sport in this way. The logistics of running Learn to Row courses with a volunteer coaching group can be challenging with competing priorities.
As a result we have taken the Committee has agreed to partner with TopRow Melbourne (and Will Golding who is the face of TopRow Melbourne). Under this arrangement TOPRow Melbourne will run frequent small Learn to Row courses from the Richmond Rowing Club. Once rowers graduate from TopRow Melbourne they will have the opportunity to join Richmond Rowing Club in our Development Squad and continue their rowing journey.
Full details of TopRow Melbourne Learn to Row course can be found on their website.
What next? The Development Squad (DS)
Through your Learn to Row course you will have made new friends and developed a lasting enjoyment of rowing – you may even decide that you’d like to continue rowing and join our Richmond Rowing Club.
So what’s next? You will be invited to join the Richmond Rowing Club as a member of the Development Squad (DS). The Development Squad training program continues where the Learn to Row course leaves off. Unlike many other clubs, this program is included in membership fees, and is specifically tailored to those that have learned the basics of rowing, and want to improve their technique.