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Reader’s views about the BR constitution changes

Rowperfect did a quick ‘straw poll’ of reader’s views about the British Rowing constitution changes most BR members … read more

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Rowperfect did a quick ‘straw poll’ of reader’s views about the British Rowing constitution changes

  • most BR members don’t know whether Clubs and Events currently have a vote
  • most BR members are members a) via the tax on club membership headcount and b) for a racing licence – otherwise would not join BR
  • most BR members don’t even attend their own club AGMs and so voting / not voting isn’t a priority
  • most people don’t know who votes now, most don’t know who Div Rep is, most don’t know how to have a say!
  • recent changes to Board were seen as removing people who know rowing from the picture
  • BR HQ seems now very short on rowers / people who know the sport – a lot of what used to be done has been ‘centralised’ (individual events on social media all under BR general now)‎ – we used to be a sport run professionally by volunteers
  • Members are most upset over redundancies for regional coaches like Perse Thompson and Rob Cree.
  • With the proscribed changes and the shaky introduction of the new points system the Communications team at HQ need to get out of Hammersmith and listen / consult – let’s hope the recent membership survey shows them that!

Any other views out there?  Add to the comments please.

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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