Doncaster Rowing Club has undergone some tremendous changes in recent years and our determination to enjoy the sport and welcome new rowers into the squad continues.
Complete beginners must take part in a Learn to Row course, in order to learn the basics and be safe on the water.
Once graduated from the Learn to Row course, new rowers are developed through our Novice/ Progression group.
This is pretty informal and the priority is integrating new rowers into both the squad, the wider club and the sport as well.
From there you can choose to row on a more social level with our Masters section.
Within this section we are blessed with some wonderful rowers and great mentors from who you can't help but learn.
For the more competitive, we also run a very successful Senior Section. More intense training has been reflected in the club's first wins on the National stage, as well as strong performances locally.
We also work closely with our Ladies’ squad and mixed crews are common at all levels of rowing.
Our squad ranges in age from 21-74 and is made up of all shapes, sizes and abilities and all are equally welcome!
Training takes place at the following times:
Novices - Generally train with our Masters section, but have a dedicated water based session on
Sunday 10am-12 noon. These sessions aim to develop the boat skills introduced on the learn to row course.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm-8pm,
Sundays 8am-10am. During the Winter this involves indoor sessions, at your own pace, usually taken by a qualified coach. During the longer days we progress to the water where the emphasise is on gaining confidence (and having fun) in smaller boats.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6pm-8pm. On water during lighter evenings and indoor training during winter months.
Sunday 7am-10am. Structured and progressive water sessions as directed by our experienced coach, preparing crews for events.