Vicky Parry

Full Name:
Vicky Parry
Vice Chairman (Coaching)
Isle of Ely RC

Vicky began rowing at Nottingham Boat Club in the 1970s where she rowed at elite standard. She then became an ARA Silver Level coach (Senior Club Coach) working with Juniors who were successful at national and international level. She was the first woman to coach a public school 1st VIII. In 2004 she became a founder member and Vice-Chairman of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club. A new club needed coaches so she became a Coach Educator and has been training and assessing coaches and delivering Safeguarding training ever since. She chaired the Eastern Region Coach Education Committee and represented the region on the National Coaching Committee from 2009 to 2017. She now Chairs the National Coaching Committee and sits on the British Rowing Sports Committee and the UK Source Group working with partners in Scotland and Wales. She  introduced the Club and Coach Development programme in the region in April 2016 and has overseen the successful development of Sharing Good Practice Days and the introduction of a coach mentoring programme.