We are delighted that you are interested in trying out the sport of Rowing. At the Trent Rowing Club you will find top class equipment, experienced and dedicated coaches and instructors, and above all a friendly, relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
We welcome prospective members of any age or ability, whether you wish to train for the National Championships, would like to compete at some of the regattas around the country, or maybe just wish to get a little fitter and paddle for fun.
We understand that you may not wish to become a full member of the club immediately, and so we operate a Trial Participation Scheme for newcomers to the Club. This lets you try out the Sport using the Club’s facilities for up to two months for a nominal monthly fee. At the end of the two months (or earlier if you wish) we would expect you to make a formal application for membership of the Club for consideration at the next monthly Management Committee Meeting. Of course, if for any reason you decide not to continue with the Club, you may discontinue your Trial Participation at any time with no further obligation.
During your trail participation period the Club will teach you to row either on your own in a single sculling boat, or maybe with other members in one of the Club’s larger boats. You will also be entitled to use the Club’s training and social facilities. Whilst we will not be able to enter Trial Participants in any regattas or other British Rowing events (you need to be a full member of the Club for this) you will be welcome to come along to any of the regattas at which Club members may be competing to see what the sport is all about.
When you first visit the Club you will be given a Trial Participant Registration Form. To register please complete the form and hand it with your first months payment (£30.00 for over 18’s, £15.00 for under 18’s) to one of our coaches. They will complete a payment receipt on the inside of the form and return a tear off section to you.
Your registration form will then be filed along with your emergency contact details (Participants under the age of 18 will need to obtain their parents or guardians consent on the registration form and the separate Parental Consent Form prior to commencing their participation). There are a few items contained within a ‘Declaration’ section of the form, we would ask you to read these carefully before signing the declaration to ensure that you understand and agree to them – they are there to protect you and the Club. If there is anything that you don’t understand or that you are uncomfortable with, please ask one of the coaches for advice.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Please view our What to Wear page that gives details on suitable rowing clothing, as well as advice on recommendations and requirements for hot weather and cold weather rowing.