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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been rowing on and off for the last 37 years. I am a member of York City Rowing Club and train regularly with the Leisure and Progression Group. I coach at York City and the University of York Boat Club. I hold a RYA level 2 Powerboat qualification ( I drive umpire launches at Multi - lane regattas and other national rowing events.