Rowing Ireland Strategic Plan Draft. AGM, Sports HQ 13 Sept 2008. Backdrop. Modest growth Expectations Balance: Home, Int’l Improved facilities (NRC) Weather challenges. Overview. Progress: Grow: the numbers or rowers involved, the quality of development of those rowers,
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Sports HQ13 Sept 2008
Improving the stream of new recruits both at Junior and Novice level; Retaining rowers in the sport as they leave school.
A structured approach to the development of rowers over a number of years. Ideally, world class athletes emerge from the end of the process. This is a multi-year investment and is integrated with club, regional and International efforts.
A more structured approach to the rowing calendar is indicated, as is a rethink of how regattas offer a pleasurable experience. The challenge of foreign regattas and the impact of national trials need to be addressed or catered for.
The new coaching and development structures post-Beijing need to be put in place to develop toward London 2012 and beyond, but also encompassing competition on the world stage at Junior and U23 as well as senior. The efforts of international development will need to operate hand in glove with the activities domestically.
The view of Rowing Ireland as “the Board” needs to be changed. Local, regional or provincial resources need to be better engaged in the delivery of a cohesive, integrated structure for management of Irish Rowing
Irish Rowing needs to “get the message out” with respect to domestic events, regatta results, International developments and success etc. This needs to be done extensively and professionally
Each of these Strategic Areas will be developed further with outcomes, initiatives and key performance indicators to be developed for each.
We would welcome feedback to this process.
The implementation of the plan may also be dependent on changes to the relevant Rowing Ireland rules