Hartpury College

Rowing 'Start'

Hartpury’s rowing programme is aimed at identifying and developing the next generation of Olympic rowers and offers a unique opportunity to combine high performance development with academic study. Working with the GB Rowing Start Programme and Gloucester Rowing Club, it has developed into one of the strongest under 18 programmes in the UK over the past three years, producing our first GB international rower and four national titles.

Start is a national rowing talent scheme run by GB Rowing which aims to build the future of the GB Rowing Team by identifying and developing potential Olympians. We’re one of ten national centres currently hosting the programme. Start supported rowers came away with five golds and a bronze from the London 2012 Olympics.

Open to both existing rowers and athletes who are new to the sport, the programme provides the foundation for potential GB rowing team selection. With two squads – Elite Development & Development – all skill levels are catered for.

We’ve developed the perfect all-round package to take you to the next level. As part of an elite development squad, the programme is designed to support your development by offering access to professional services including nutrition, physiotherapy and strength & conditioning. Details on the benefits and costs for those enrolling in September 2017 will be confirmed in early 2017.  Tailor made timetables will keep players at their best both on and off the water.