Junior Squad

The City of Oxford Rowing Club has a thriving and successful Junior squad. Our coaches are volunteers who are inspired by seeing juniors develop in the sport.


If you would like to know more about joining CORC please contact the Junior Coordinator Gina Allen on juniors@oxfordrowingclub.org.uk


Please include your phone number with any emails so that we may respond by phone.


This squad includes all junior athletes from 12 to 18 years old. The training emphasis is on long term athlete development, good technique and training to race well. We train up to 6 times a week and this includes the famous Sunday morning heads. This squad has produced many national level crews and some international GB athletes.  Recent results can be found in Results and Wins.


We consider children at the age of 11 to 12 years only after their participation in the Junior Beginners Rowing Course (see below). Our next course is in September 2017.


Children older than 12 years will only be considered if they have had previous experience of rowing and after vetting by our coaches.

Junior Beginners Rowing Course

We run an annual course once a year, and we currently have vacancies for interested juniors aged 11-12. There will be an Introductory session on Sunday 25th June 2017 at 12 noon. This is a compulsory 1 hour session as a lead into our next course starting on Saturday 23rd September at 10.30am assembling at Radley College Sports Centre swimming pool for the swim test until 1pm. Then the following four Saturday’s: 30th September, 7th October, 14th October and 21st October at 11am to 2pm. This is run by several coaches assisted by many of the more experienced juniors. The emphasis in the first year is learning technique and becoming proficient in all the boats, especially the single. The course costs £200 which includes membership of the club until the end of the year. Please let me know if you are interested.


For more information, please contact the Junior Coordinator Gina Allen juniors@oxfordrowingclub.org.uk


Application forms for the beginners course are below, please forward completed forms to juniors@oxfordrowingclub.org.uk

CORC Beginners Course - Application Form
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Temporary Summer Membership

We can only consider juniors if the following are in place:

  • Prior rowing experience essential

  • Swim Test and Capsize drill certificate or confirmation

  • minimum period of CORC membership 6 months

  • must also join British Rowing for 3rd party insurance

  • must provide an adult spotter

  • the spotter must be trained by us

  • sessions must be supervised by a club coach or official

City of Oxford Rowing Club

City Boathouse

Meadow Lane



Tel: 01865 242576

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