The detail on each part of this strategy is work in progress, presented to indicate our direction of travel and not as a finished product.

We want your input and feedback to help improve it, both for the next iteration as detailed on our roadmap, and on-going. It will change, and we will listen to the membership and what they want and need.

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What? To give our best talent its best chance

We want to create an environment that attracts the best coaches, athletes and support staff and allows them to perform at their best at the moment it matters most. We want to identify and nurture talent to produce medal-winning performance from happy athletes who enjoy what they are doing and are prepared as well as they can be prepared to allow them to deliver the best they can deliver. We also want to give our athletes a connection to the grassroots of the sport, and vice-versa.


With Olympic and Paralympic qualification now only two years away, our first priority following a period of disruption is to restore stability to the programme. We are in the process of hiring a new Performance Director, and two head coaches - one for each of the men’s and women’s squads. All three appointments will have been made by January.

Aspiring Olympians are back in training at Caversham. You can join them virtually in their training, on live-streamed ergo sessions - the next of which is on 16th November. For details see

Why? Because the GBRT inspires people both in and outside the sport

Of course, we want to win medals; and we want our best athletes to have the best chance of doing that. But there is more to what happens at Caversham than preparing for international races: everyone involved plays a crucial role in helping grow the sport as well. The GB Rowing team inspires people and engages people. It contributes to people taking up the sport, and then staying close to it. We want to follow their journey, cheer their successes, share their joy and support them through their disappointments. And they want to inspire people all over the country to have a go and get involved.

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What do you think?

If you have any thoughts on any part of what we are trying to do, think we are missing a trick, or see an area where you can help us, please get in touch and let us know.  

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