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Kingston Rowing Club seeks Club Coach for 2021/22 Season

KRC is one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world. Founded in 1858, the club has a strong reputation on for success, both on the domestic and international rowing scene. We are a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) and aspires to be an integral part of the community of Kingston upon Thames. Our striking racing strip – scarlet hoops on white - is one of the most recognised and respected in the world of rowing. We compete at Henley Royal Regatta, Women’s Henley and Masters Henley as well a full programme of Head Races and other regattas. Our membership is close to 300 active rowers with a full range of squads:

  • Junior

  • Development

  • Kingston University

  • Masters

  • Senior Men & Women


What  We Are Looking For

Professional Coach

We are looking for a British Rowing Level 2 qualified Club Coach to support the coaching mainly in our Senior Squads, but other squads also.

Outings are likely to be 7:00am to 11:00am on Saturdays and Sundays, and some regular weekday evenings from March to July.

Introductory Coaches

We’re also interested in hearing from you if you want an introduction to coaching in our great rowing community. You will learn to coach alongside our experienced coaches and we will provide British Rowing Session Coach training to successful applicants.

How to Apply

To apply, contact the Club Captain at: [email protected]
Applicants should provide a CV and covering letter before the end of September, for interviews in October.

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The Head is now CLOSED
The Start Order will be available on the HEADS page on wednesday 3rd November
Full details and documents for this event are now posted on our HEADS page.


Coronavirus update

KRC approach to Covid safety post 19th July

Please note that in this phase the advice is not backed up by law and there is a lot of latitude for clubs to make their own plans. This plan is constructed to provide as much freedom to train and socialise as possible, but respects that some people are worried about infection levels. At KRC we want to keep all crews safe and keep everyone working and training.

Symptoms of Covid

If you experience any of the three official symptoms associated with Covid you should not attend the club and get a PCR test. If this is negative then you can return when you feel better, if positive follow the guidance from test and trace. These three symptoms are

Fever: Loss of taste and smell: Persistent cough

However, Zoe App has identified that many people who are testing positive have other symptoms just like a cold e.g. Runny Nose: Sore Throat: Unusually tired: Excessive sneezing

If you have these symptoms, do not come to the club. take a lateral flow test, if negative then just wait till you feel better. If positive then confirm with a PCR test.

Following a test due to symptoms

If a negative result, You should notify your coach and anyone in your crew that you rowed within the previous two days and they should take a lateral flow test.

If any positive result, then the crew must stay away from the club for 10 days.

Activity guidance

Outdoors including the landing stage and boat area:

There is no requirement for people to wear face masks outdoors, on the water, or whilst training outdoors. We ask that people respect others by keeping their distance and do not ask others to hug or shake hands.

Inside the boathouse

This is an indoor space, albeit a well-ventilated one that reduces risk. Some people are apprehensive about mixing in this space.

We ask that people wear a mask when entering the boat bays and boathouse. However, if there are no other squads present in the boathouse then wearing a face mask is not required.

The boathouse is now only used for picking up and returning boats. Please do not gather and chat in the boathouse. You can chat outdoors. Please do not store your bags in the boathouse anymore. You can store bags in the changing rooms.

Inside the clubhouse

Given the current infection rates. The risk of transmission is significant indoors

It is a condition of entry to the clubhouse that people wear a face mask when moving around. They can remove the mask when seated or when actively training.

We also continue to restrict numbers in the bar to 16, in the training room to 20 and the weights room to 6. And so use the booking system for indoor training.

The changing rooms can be used to store bags but we suggest people avoid using showers and hanging around in a crowded changing room. We will restrict numbers to 8 in each changing room at any one time.

Any indoor events with larger numbers would have to be table service only, no buffets, no crowds around the bar. Any indoor club meetings are limited to the numbers above.

Infection management

We remove the booking system for boating slots during the week. But we still operate the boating schedule at the weekends.

The Covid QR code is at the clubhouse in the boating area and the boathouse. We ask members to log in to this using the NHS covid app.

Any member who has symptoms of a cold or Covid symptoms or tests positive or is pinged by the app should stay away from the club until cleared. (10 days from the contact or the test result). Any squad members who do an outing and then it appears they were with someone whilst they were infectious should also stay away from the club until 10 days have passed.

If coaches wish to be cautious, you can ask your squad members to take a lateral flow test twice a week. This is in line with government advice and highly likely to pick up any infection and could avoid much trouble. However, this is a matter for individual squads and is not general club policy. Lateral flow tests are freely available from all pharmacies and are easy to do at home. They are proving to be much more accurate than was thought when they were first introduced (85% accurate).

Further information will be posted here and on the KRC Facebook page

There is a KRC Sculling Competency Scheme document which you will NEED to adhere to.

KRC Sculling Competency Scheme

New to the sport? - Let us coach you.

Our ADULT L2R courses are now finished.

Our next courses will be held in Spring 2022.

Any enquiries, please contact us on [email protected] 

The October JUNIOR LEARN TO ROW course is now FULL

details of our next courses will be posted here

when they are announced.

KRC now offers coach training courses. 

 (These are currently suspended) 

KINGSTON ROWING CLUB, Lower Ham Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5AU;  

020 8546 8592  

All general enquiries,

please contact us on:[email protected] 

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