Knight Frank Rowing Scholarship Launches

To support the opening of a new branch in Kingston during 2005, Knight Frank, the leading international property consultants, are supporting the development of young talent at Kingston Rowing Club.
This exciting and demanding sport is at the forefront of Britain's Olympic success. Members of this local club, one of the oldest in the world, have gone on to win gold and silver medals at the last two games... it wants more... now read on!

ImageThe opportunity
We wish to find and develop young athletes new to the sport of rowing. Applicants will
need to be under 14 on 1st September 2005, of athletic profile and have already shown
a reasonable level of sporting success - particularly at power or endurance sports such as
rugby, swimming, running, cycling or skiing.

The Programme
Selection will take place in Feb/March 2005 and the coaching programme will begin on 29th March - during the Easter holidays. Candidates need to be available for
the FULL week Tuesday 29th March to Saturday 2nd April. Successful athletes will then join the KRC training programme on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, Saturday afternoons
and Sunday mornings until the summer holidays.

The programme will culminate in a prize race at Kingston Amateur Regatta on Saturday 9th July 2005. All four boys will race in singles for the Knight Frank Scholarship Trophy.
In addition to all coaching and membership fees being paid, all four will receive an initial package of kit and accessories. A prize of ?250 will be awarded to the race winner's school for future coaching initiatives and all four will receive ?50 worth of training kit.

Selection will begin in February and you will need to return your application form BY FRIDAY 11th Feb. We anticipate 100+ applicants - 30 of which will be invited for preselection tests at Kingston Rowing Club on Saturday 26th

February. These tests will consist of running, ergometer, flexibility and general athletic
performance. A final 10 boys will be invited to Kingston University's sports performance
laboratory during the first two weeks of March for more in-depth physiological testing.
The final four boys will be announced before Easter on 14th March ready to start an
intensive training camp 29th March.
Key information:
? Applications returned by 11th February
? Acceptance for Pre-selection test notification - 14th February
? Pre-selection testing at KRC - 26th February
? Announcement of last ten for physiological testing - 28th Feb
? Physiological testing at Kingston University - w/c 7th March
? Announcement of final four - 14th March
? Training camp at KRC - 29th March - 2nd April
? Knight Frank Scholarship race - Kingston Regatta 9th July

Selection criteria
Boys must either live, or attend school, within a five mile radius of Kingston town centre.
They must be under 14 years of age on 1st Sept 2005.
Application forms can be downloaded below, they must be returned by post/hand to:

The Knight Frank Rowing Scholarship, Kingston Sports & Recreational Services,
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Guildhall 2, Kingston, KT1 1EU.

Download the application form here


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