David Biddulph's rowing pages

Aug 05

George Watson's College rowing club is holding its 50th anniversary dinner on 24th September at Murrayfield stadium, Thistle suite, and would like to invite past members, friends etc to the dinner. Further details can be obtained by emailing Jim Ferguson on j.ferguson@gwc.org.uk.

The guest of honour is George Hunter OBE who was the club's founder. There are many who know George and may wish to attend.

Jul 04

Lost riggers - March 04

"The riggers were left at Thames Tradesmen boat house round the front, tied together and with our boat and blades.  This was the Sunday before the School's Head and the weekend before the main head.  When we went back to rig the boat for the Head the riggers were gone.  I hope that some over zealous school crew have picked them up in their clear up operation.  Can you help us to find them?  Nick De Cata Walton RC"

Any response, please e-mail me, & I'll pass the message on.

Mar 04

London Regatta Centre

Is inviting applications for the following post

Part-time Rowing Coach

This post will involve coaching within our inclusive rowing programme.

The successful candidate will:

· Be a highly motivated individual able to work on their own and within our existing coaching team

· Have suitable ARA coaching qualifications and experience of working with children.

· Organise coaching sessions for a broad range of users who currently access the centres rowing programme

· Work alongside the Head of Adaptive Rowing to provide opportunities for individuals with physical, sensory, learning impairments.

· To assist in supporting the development of a coaching team and run coaching sessions under the guidance of the Director of Rowing to ensure that our NJRP (Project Oarsome) is further developed.

· Help with the development of holiday programmes and opportunity events

For further information please contact Simon McCarthy or Simon Goodey – Tel: 020-7511-2211

CV’s to be sent to:

Simon McCarthy
Director of Rowing, London Regatta Centre
Dockside Road, London E16 2QT

London Regatta Centre is an equal opportunities employer


British International Rowing Supporters' Club are offering a package to Banyoles for the Junior World Championships and non-Olympic Regatta in July. For details e-mail BIRSC at aol.com. or telephone Heather on 01234 268568.

Oct 03

Notice from the ARA regarding arrangements during the postal strike:

"From: Sophie Mackley [mailto:Sophie@ara-rowing.org]
Sent: 29 October 2003 16:48

Subject: ARA contingency plan for continued London postal strikes

Dear All,

ARA HQ is being affected by the continuing postal strikes in London and have put in place the following contingency plans to cope with ARA membership applications required for the Fours head of the river race and applications to the ARA club development conferences. Please forward to those it may effect.  

Fours head: If you are competing in the Fours head of the river on Saturday 1 November, and have applied for membership since the week beginning 20 October, but have not received your card, you should call the ARA on 020 8237 6700 and request your number. You are then required to email the  Fours head organisers with your name, number, club, event entered and entry number if known. Emails to mag@headraces.fsnet.co.uk

If racing at other events this weekend please contact the event organiser for further information, and if you do not require your ARA number this weekend please refrain from calling ARA HQ. Office hours are 9am - 5pm

Club development conferences: All club officials who have sent in applications for the ARA club development conferences are requested to email the ARA with confirmation of the application. Please email catherine@ara-rowing.org

Kindest regards

Sophie Mackley
Communications Officer
Amateur Rowing Association
6 Lower Mall, Hammersmith, London. W6 9DJ

tel: 020 8237 6700
fax: 020 8237 6749

website: www.ara-rowing.org

Call the event line on 0901 888 1034 for the latest information on upcoming events."

Apr 03

Subject: BBC 1 Game Show looking for fit contestants

I have received the following notice:

"Our TV company is called 12 Yard Productions, and we're looking for contestants for a new BBC 1 game show.

We are looking for extremely fit and competitive people to take part in a show that will challenge them both mentally and physically. As sports obviously involves high levels of fitness, we wondered if the show may appeal to members or associates of your rowing club.

The show comprises a number of outdoor physical challenges performed by two teams of 4 (2 men & 2 women) and the victorious team could win up to £7000 each. In order to ensure that all contestants are up for the challenge we ask everyone to fill in an application form and attend a fitness assessment.

Attached here is a brief outline of the show for your information. Also attached is the application form, so please forward this on to anyone who wishes to get involved.

We are holding our auditions/fitness assessments next Wednesday evening, April 23rd, at Hyde Park in London, so applicants should bear this in mind.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact us.

Best wishes

The Cut Your Losses Team

020 7432 2929"

[...also see notices from year 2000 & from 2001, & from 2002]

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