RRC and TopRow Melbourne partner to grow club membership

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. Part of our strategy is to grow our member numbers to maintain a vibrant and financially sound club, this becomes even more important as we look to the impacts of COVID-19 on our operations.

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 they will run frequent small Learn to Row courses from the club to focus on utilising our resources at quieter times. 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.

We have allocated 2 dedicated Learn to Row sessions into our rowing sessions as TopRow Melbourne trials operations over the coming months and starts advertising. These were communicated in our return to rowing plan along with ad-hoc part sessions depending on demand. This will be a similar amount of time/people as if we were running our own learn to row program.

We think this is a great opportunity for the club and TopRow to grow together. We also wish Will Golding every success with TopRow, he also continues to be an member of our RRC coaching group.

Summer Learn to Row – Session 1

Learn to Row - Session 1
RRC has a strong background in teaching people to row and runs regular Learn To Row programs during the year.
Session 1 of the Learn to Row program is the first in a four part program designed to teach you the basics of rowing. In this session you will learn about the different aspects of the boat and the basics of the rowing stroke.
Learn to Row Program Outline
Four sessions, each lasting approximately 2 hours will equip you with enough rowing basics for you to join a social or competitive beginner crew.
During the sessions you will:

  • Master the basics of rowing
  • Learn the rowing terminology
  • Learn to row in a crew of four

Cost
$200 inclusive of all equipment and coaching, reduced price of $180 for U23’s/Students.
For more information on memberships, refer to the Memberships page.
What do I need to bring?

  • Sandals or thongs that you don’t mind getting wet – Most Important!!
  • Close fitting workout clothes that do not restrict your movement.
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Spare socks
  • Sneakers or running shoes for using the rowing machine.

Summer Learn to Row – Session 1

Learn to Row - Session 1
RRC has a strong background in teaching people to row and runs regular Learn To Row programs during the year.
Session 1 of the Learn to Row program is the first in a four part program designed to teach you the basics of rowing. In this session you will learn about the different aspects of the boat and the basics of the rowing stroke.
Learn to Row Program Outline
Four sessions, each lasting approximately 2 hours will equip you with enough rowing basics for you to join a social or competitive beginner crew.
During the sessions you will:

  • Master the basics of rowing
  • Learn the rowing terminology
  • Learn to row in a crew of four

Cost
$200 inclusive of all equipment and coaching, reduced price of $180 for U23’s/Students.
For more information on memberships, refer to the Memberships page.
What do I need to bring?

  • Sandals or thongs that you don’t mind getting wet – Most Important!!
  • Close fitting workout clothes that do not restrict your movement.
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Spare socks
  • Sneakers or running shoes for using the rowing machine.