Registration for the Get Going…Get Going 3rd annual Limerick Indoor Rowing #BlitzIt is now open. All schools involved in the Get Going Get Rowing programme are eligible to register.
This event is taking place on Thursday 14 February, 2019 at the University of Limerick. Entries must be in by 2pm on Wednesday 6 February.
For more information and to register, click here
What is Get Going… Get Rowing?
The Get Going…Get Rowing programme is a schools indoor rowing project aimed to give students a sport and pathway for life. In 2018, 30,000 participants were engaged and many more schools joined the programme with an increase in the number of geographical locations with the addition of Clonmel and Killarney and the roll out of phase 2 in Cork. More participants got on to the water too with the expansion of the #Blitzit “Splash & Dash” water series which provides a clear pathway to the water for participants in the programme. A number of #Blitzit events were held both indoor and on-the-water including indoor events held in Dublin, Carlow, West Cork, Limerick, Cork (twice) and on-the-water events in Dublin and Limerick.
The feedback received from teachers and pupils continues to be positive and constructive, as well as the continual dialogue with the Get Going…Get Rowing partners: Regional Youth Services, Local Rowing Clubs, Trinity College, and Dublin City Council. New relationships also include Cork Sports Partnership, Hughes Insurance in Belfast, Tipperary Sports Partnership and Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership.
20×20 and Get Going… Get Rowing
In March 2018, the programme hosted a series of women in sport coaching nationwide meetings with renowned female coach and former Olympic medalist Laryssa Biesenthal. The aim was to encourage women to move into the realm of coaching. Meetings were held in Belfast, Cork, Dublin and Galway.
Additionally, the Cork Sports Partnership together with Rowing Ireland began the second phase of Get Going.. Get Rowing, running two Beginners Women’s Indoor Rowing Programmes. Over 50 participants have taken part so far. The programme includes an on the water sessions and a pathway for women to join clubs either competitively or on a social recreational basis. Intermediate level courses as well as more beginner courses are set to begin this year