Globe RC committee member and senior squad rower, Will Darlington is taking on the Centurion Challenge to support the work LYR does to create rowing opportunities across South and East London.
Will began coastal rowing as a junior when he joined Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown Amateur Rowing Club. His family had moved back from France, and he was looking for a new sport to try - he quickly become hooked.
His passion for the sport continues and has been a member of Globe RC for the last 3 years. Wanting to give back to the sport, he became Co captain of the men's squad this year, and is looking forward to doing more for the club he loves being a part of.
The Centurion Challenge will provide support to LYR's active row project working with schools in the local area. Participants of this programme have the opportunity to progress to training and racing with the junior squad, which has seen successes at local, national and international level in recent years.
Globe RC has been successfully partnered with LYR for many years with members of the senior squad having started with LYR. The work is crucial to continue to develop inclusivity within rowing.
“Having learnt to row as a junior myself I know how great the sport can be for young adults and the work LYR does and wants to do to enable that is fantastic. Even more so in terms of providing access to the sport for people that would otherwise probably never have a chance to engage in our "oar-some" hobby and passion“.