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British Rowing 2009 and beyond

L to R: Ben Hunt-Davis MBE, Gary Harris (Deputy Chairman), Di Ellis CBE (Chairman), Annamarie Phelps (Deputy Chairman), Ron Paterson (Treasurer), Mike Morrice (President Scottish Rowing)  British Rowing, formerly known as the Amateur Rowing Association, marked its change of name with […]

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River Thames to have £5.1 million upgrade

From the Environment Agency:  The River Thames is to receive a £5.1 million upgrade this year, with thirteen locks benefiting from repairs and improvements.  The Environment Agency will be investing in new lock gates, improved layby walkways and better mooring […]

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FISA success for GB Umpires

  The Amateur Rowing Association would like to congratulate Judith Packer from the Thames Region and Chris Anton, West Midlands Region, on their newly acquired status as FISA Umpires.  [pictured front row] FISA is the international federation for rowing and Chris […]

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ARA Life Vice President appointed Alderman

  Martin Brandon-Bravo OBE was recently appointed as an Honorary Alderman of Nottingham in recognition of his ‘long and exceptional’ services to the Council. From This is Nottingham Mr Brandon-Bravo, a past president of the Amateur Rowing Association, is widely […]

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BOA appoints Hunt-Davis as 2012 Programme Manager

  From the British Olympic Association Ben Hunt-Davis joins the BOA as a full-time 2012 Programme Manager focusing on Project Leap, which aims to optimise Team GB’s performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Project Leap is a new initiative […]

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BOA: an integrated approach for Olympic athletes

Report from the British Olympic Association (BOA): Di Ellis CBE, ARA Chairman welcomes the proposals from the BOA who are ‘proposing to work more closely with the National Governing Bodies of Olympic sports, and with the Home Country Sports Institutes […]

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Swine Flu Guidance

Following the recent outbreak of Swine flu the ARA has contacted the Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR) and the advice to our members is that business should continue as normal for events and regattas.  If rowers or participants feel unwell or have influenza-like […]

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Practical planning guide for sports clubs

Sport England, in partnership with the Department of Communities and Local Government, has published a new guide to planning applications aimed at sports clubs who want to improve their facilities. Sport England knows that poor quality facilities are a significant barrier […]

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London 2012 appoints Rowing Manager

Ann-Louise Morgan has been appointed as the London 2012 Organising Committee’s Rowing Manager for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The competition will take place at Eton Dorney in Berkshire. Ann-Louise will oversee all aspects of the Rowing […]

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Investing in sporting opportunities for rural communities

Sport England today unveiled a £10 million investment fund that will create sporting opportunities for people in rural areas. The first in a series of themed funding rounds, it will open for business on 1 April 2009. Themed rounds will […]

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