On the 25th March 2018 fifty BR coaches and staff assembled at the Bedford modern school to attend the 4th ‘Sharing Good Practice’ conference.  The conference is organised by the ERRC Club and Coach Coordinator team and has successfully brought coaches from the Eastern Region together for the last two years. 

Coaches spend time networking and attending different workshops to share ideas and make new contacts. Each conference has been unique with this event having a slant towards using technology in coaching. 

Workshops included:

Sport Psychology with Sam Cumming, British Rowing

Rower Development and Talent Pathway with James Andrews, BR Head of Pathways

Video Analysis with Steve Gunn, BR Start Programme Manager

Go Row Indoor with Tim Messent, BR Education & Training

Strength and Conditioning with Alex Daalhuizen, Norwich School


The conferences generally run from 9.30am to 4.30pm with lunch and refreshments provided. After the conference 100% of the people providing feedback said that the conference was either excellent of good.


Previous and future locations include:

Conference 1 – Norwich RC – October 2016

Conference 2 – Peterborough CRC – March 2017

Conference 3 – Jesus College, Cambridge – September 2017

Conference 4 – Bedford Modern School – March 2018

Conference 5 – Cambridge University Sports Centre, Sunday 23rd September – SAVE THE DATE!