British Rowing has been investing more and more executive and organizational resources in the area of adaptive rowing over the past year or more. To drive and align this focus going forward, Director – Membership and Community Marieke Hagemans has recently coordinated a strategy document, British Rowing Adaptive Rowing Strategy 2023-2028:
- “To promote rowing by making it more accessible and enjoyable for individuals with physical or learning impairments. Working closely with rowing clubs and partners, our goal is to create safe, inclusive, and integrated rowing experiences.”
The document is the product of extensive contributions and input from the Community Adaptive Group, British Rowing staff, and various members of the adaptive rowing community. It identifies the following Strategic Objectives for the next 5 years:
- Strategic Objective 1: Increase the number of clubs regularly offering safe and enjoyable adaptive rowing experiences from 35 to 70 by the end of 2024 and to 150 by 2028.
- Strategic Objective 2: Increase the number of adaptive rowers from 85 to 150 by the end of 2024 and to 500 by 2028.
- Strategic Objective 3: Offer safe, enjoyable, and integrated experiences to everyone involved in adaptive rowing measured by NPS moving from Good (0-30) to Great (30-70) by 2028.