Welcome to the Junior Squad at York City Rowing Club

York City Rowing Club Juniors are aged from 12 – 18, and are an extremely successful YCRC Squad. York City Juniors have represented Great Britain in the Coupe de la Jeunesse, and England in the Home International Regatta.

Charlie MacMahon - Home Nations 2016
Charlie MacMahon – represented England at the Home International Regatta 2016

But we don’t just row to win – although of course we do a lot of winning! We also row for fun, for fitness, and to make friends. We have training sessions every day of the week, and we expect you to work hard at them and support your crewmates and Squad. First of all you’ll learn to scull (with two oars), and then when you’re a bit older you’ll learn to row (with one oar). You might also be asked to cox; steering a boat and giving commands.

And it’s not just about you – it’s about your family as well. Whenever they can, parents and families of Juniors help with coaching, organising events, baking cakes (very necessary!), cheering us on at races, and help out in lots and lots of other ways as well.

So if you’d like to try rowing with the YCRC Junior Squad…

Please ask your parent or carer to contact the Junior Coordinator Phil Jones on juniors@ycrc.co.uk. Phil will tell you more about our training and racing and arrange for you to come down to the river and have a go!


Lucy Edmonds, Silver Medalist for Great Britain at the Coupe del la Jeunesse 2016
(Left) Lucy Edmunds, Silver Medallist for Great Britain at the Coupe de la Jeunesse 2016
YCRC Juniors at Henley Royal Regatta
YCRC Juniors at Henley Royal Regatta