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Rowing News

Hereford Regatta UPDATE

May 24, 2023


Still time to add your entries to our wonderful, one day Regatta on the beautiful River Wye.   Please click on our Regatta link to see the events we are running, and go to BROE to enter.   Any questions, requests, please contact


July 18 2022


Jason Lee

Amazing success for Hereford Juniors at this years Brit Champs.

Click on the link below to our blog for details and photos

Hereford retains west of England Challenge Vase

6th June 2022


Nigel Fraser

Hereford retain the West of England challenge vase after racing two strong crews from Worcester Rowing Club.   The West of England Challenge Vase is regarded as the premier trophy for Open Coxed Fours in provincial rowing. It has now been contested 128 times!

The Hereford winning crew are:

Alfie Wynter

Ethan Chick

Henry Fraser

Dan Dutson-Smith

Maisey Wynter (Cox)

Nigel Fraser (Coach)

Thanks also goes to all of the coordinators of the West of England challenge vase including Simon Pressey.

HRC Community Coach job vacancy

9th January 2022


Hereford Rowing Club are seeking an inspiring and motivating rowing coach to run a pilot introducing rowing to new groups. We are an inclusive and accessible club that is passionate about improving access to our sport and those traditionally who have not accessed our club. We have funding for an ambitious 3 month pilot and are looking at further bids to make this a sustainable venture. This is a great opportunity to come in at the beginning and help shape an exciting project.

The ideal candidate will:

- Possess a minimum of Level 2 coaching qualification alongside a RYA level 2 powerboat qualification.

- Possess a British Rowing enhanced DBS for working with young people

- Must be reliable, punctual and able to enthuse those they coach

- Work with the Lead Junior Coach and Captain to develop a successful programme

- Work to encourage and uphold the club vision and values

- Aptitude to coach sight impaired athletes in very small groups with volunteer assistance

The post holder must be registered as self employed and will work 10 hrs a week.

The work timings will require flexibility and there will be evening and weekend working.

Please submit applications, including CV and covering letter, to Hereford Rowing Club Secretary Sheila Ward

For an informal discussion please contact:

Captain Liam McSherry

Chairman Nigel Fraser

Applications close 20/01/22

Interviews planned for 25/01/22

Start – hopefully 1/2/22

National Schools Regatta

30th May 2021


Nigel Fraser

GOLD at National Schools Regatta for J16 Coxless Quad boys

Jack Cadwallader, Innes Jackson, Will Morgan-Jones and Alfie Suddall become the first J16 4x- from Hereford to win this coverted Kingston Trophy.

Herefordshire School Games

3rd July



HRC supported the Herefordshire School games this year by hosting an Indoor Rowing tent in the activity village.   Thanks to Gideon Bramble and Lucy Meredith for setting up the ergos, and connecting them together through a TV display that allowed the kids to race against each other.   Hundreds of children had the opportunity to try out rowing in a safe and fun way.


13th June



Take a look at the two page article in the HEREFORD TIMES, or on line in the link provided.   Some great shots of our event including a mass photo of competitors in front of our club house, and a nice write up of the winners from the Herefordshire clubs - HRC, Ross and HCS. 

Monmouth Regatta

25th May



While the Juniors were at NSR, the masters represented HRC at Monmouth Rowing club.   


On the Saturday we had Yvette and Linda (Mas E 2x) in a W 2x against Cardiff city who proved too fast for our ladies.

On the Sunday we had the following crews​

  • Mark, Nigel, Jason, Mike P & Beth competed in a MasD4+ against Taunton (MasC4+), then Staines (MasD4+), then beat Avon County (MasD4+) in a brilliantly won event.   This crew had only rowed once before, but the spirit of Korky was strong again, giving us our second victory in this boat.

  • Linda, yvette, Kath, & Karen in Mas 4x- took on the City of Swansea. 

  • The Preedy’s in their Mas C 2x took on Taunton in a close heat, and then took on Bristol Ariel in a very close final, where the ladies were being closed down, but also nudged out of lan, but V kept her cool and the umpires moved BA back on course and the Preedy's maintained their lead to win.

National Schools Regatta

24th May



Our J15 4+ with Jake, Henry, Alfie, Dan and Maisey performed out of their skins on the friday of the National Schools regatta.    They achieved an amazing Silver medal position, with their qualifying time achieving a new course record!

Wins at Worcester Spring Regatta

18th May



HRC masters rowing continues from strength to strength with another unbeaten performance at Worcester Spring Regatta.    Not only did we win the three events, but we won "Korkies" first official race.   The boat proved its speed, and the memory of Keith "Korky" Lawrence was enough to keep the opposition from getting close! 

  • MasF4+ (Mike, Clive, JBL, JM and Lucy) beat Evesham E, and then Taunton E.

  • MasC4+ (Jim, Jason, Nigel, Mark & Beth) beat Warwick.  KORKIES first win

  • MasE8+ beat Evesham

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