After a busy summer and a short September break the juniors began training again on September 20th.
We have welcomed in a group of new juniors who had attended Stu’s Junior Learn to Row courses in the summer. They are settling in well and already improving the skills they learned in the summer. Tuesday and Thursday afternoon sessions have 20+ juniors attending and weekend sessions can be 27/28. In addition to these juniors there are 11 juniors training in the senior squad with Stu and three juniors training with Jerry. Core sessions are now being run on Tuesday evenings by Jane Silver and Ian, Kevin and Paul, all parents of junior members, are helping out during weekend sessions.
Another Learn to Row course will be run by Stu during the October half term. It has been made clear that membership of the Club is not guaranteed following this and names may need to be submitted to a waiting list.
A junior dinner is being planned for half term at which we will celebrate their successes during the summer as well as awards for the silliest tan lines, craziest leggings, most stylish capsize etc. Exeter finished second in the overall points score for the WEARA championship regatta season (won by the Blues) largely due to the junior squad who won 52 WEARA events. We will be inviting well behaved parents and coaches to help them celebrate. More details soon.