Participation in school sport has a positive impact on students’ physical and mental wellbeing, and helps them develop key life skills – communication, teamwork, resilience – that will help them reach their full potential in the classroom and beyond.
We chose rowing as a specialism because it is one of the few sports young people can start in their teens and progress to top-level competition by the time they leave school.
Mossbourne Rowing Academy
While most of the students joining our rowing programme in Sixth Form will have prior rowing experience, some will be taking up the sport for the first time. What they all have in common is a drive towards excellence, regardless of starting position.
Training and competition schedules vary, depending upon students’ timetables and performance levels. Gym-based and on-water training sessions take place before school, after school and at weekends.
Academy rowers are provided with personalised training programmes that take into consideration their academic commitments and rowing ambitions. Students seeking to row nationally or internationally, for example, will train up to 12 times a week.
Key achievements by Rowing Academy crews:
Our partnership with the sports charity London Youth Rowing gives our rowers access to their facilities at the Royal Docks and in the Olympic Park, as well as their rowing expertise and experienced coaching staff.
Head Coach, Tom Wilkinson, represented Great Britain at eight World Championships in both the Sculling and Sweep disciplines during his rowing career.
To ensure there are no financial barriers to participation, unlike most rowing programmes, Mossbourne students are not charged any fees to join the Rowing Academy. All costs, including kit, training camps and race entry fees, are covered.
If you are interested in supporting the programme, please contact our Development Office.