The Rogue's Gallery

Chairman: Andrew Cawood

Yorkshire Rowing Council Chairman: Andrew Cawood.

I have been involved in the sport for 20 years, introduced to the sport like many at University, and have continued rowing and sculling at York City Rowing Club. My interest has now switched to coaching, and I have become a silver & level 3 coach, and coached two eight's into the Thames cup at Henley a crew to 19th in the Women's Head of the River Race and wins at the World Masters Rowing Championships.

Email: chairman@yorkshirerowing.co.uk

Telephone: 07801 790418

Honorary Secretary: Barbara Edwards

Yorkshire Rowing Council Honorary Secretary: Barbara Edwards.

I have been involved in rowing for over 38 years and although back problems have prevented me from rowing I have been an active umpire for many years. I met my husband at Bradford ARC and together we have been involved in running the Bradford regattas and the Yorkshire Head. I am Secretary of Bradford ARC as well as Secretary for the Region.

Minutes Secretary: Claire Blackburn

Yorkshire Rowing Council Minutes Secretary: Claire Blackburn.

Honorary Treasurer, Hugh Brown

Yorkshire Rowing Council Honorary Treasurer, Hugh Brown.

Events Coordinator: Terry Edwards

Yorkshire Rowing Council Events Coordinator: Terry Edwards.

I started rowing at school, and decided that rowing was the sport for me. Due to injury I am not able to row, but I am currently coaching Juniors and Beginners at Bradford ARC. I am also a past Chairman of the Region, a position I relinquished on my election as Divisional Representative for the Region.

Safety Adviser: Howard Holmes

Yorkshire Rowing Council Safety Adviser: Howard Holmes.

Yorkshire Umpires Commission Chair: Fiona Polack

Yorkshire Umpires Commission Chair, Fiona Polack.

Coaching Commissioner: Gav Coates

Yorkshire Rowing Council Coaching Commissioner: Gav Coates.

I learned to row 15 years ago at Bradford University and after graduating spent seven years working professionally as a coach for British Rowing and other schools/clubs across the West Midlands and North East. After a brief spell in the South I returned to Yorkshire where I went back to coaching rowing as a volunteer eventually settling in Hull where I now spend my time developing rowing in East Yorkshire.

Email: gav_coatesubrc@yahoo.co.uk

Student Commissioner: Joel Kesterton

Yorkshire Rowing Council Student Commissioner: Joel Kesterton.

Junior Commissioner: Phil Press

Yorkshire Rowing Council Junior Commissioner: Phil Press.

Masters Commissioner: John Stoddard

Yorkshire Rowing Council Masters Commissioner: John Stoddard.

I started rowing at school and with Liverpool Victoria. Whilst at University I rowed with Tideway Scullers and then Royal Chester, Broxbourne and Severn Scullers before moving to Sheffield in 1970.

Email: john.stoddart39@gmail.com

Explore Rowing: Howard Holmes

Yorkshire Rowing Council Explore Rowing Commissioner: Howard Holmes.

Yorkshire Head Secretary: Chris Polack

Yorkshire Head Secretary: Chris Polack.

I learnt to row at Southampton University when studying for a Masters degree in Education in my 20’s and I joined Tees RC on my return to the UK after 4 years teaching overseas in Kenya and Italy. I joined the ARA as Coaching Development Officer for the Northern Region is 2005; a post I held until moving to the Yorkshire region in 2010. I'm now Area Participation Manager for both Yorkshire and the NW. My best years as an athlete (if they were ever in front) are now firmly behind me although I am proud to have rowed at Henley Royal in 2007, 2009 and 2011 albeit being knocked out on the Wednesday every time... I am a qualified Level 3 coach and a tutor and assessor for the UKCC level 2 course.

Email: yrcyorkshirehead@gmail.com