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Boat house access. Important Statement from the club Captain.

Important information from the club Captain and welfare officer. Please read below or click the link

BRC – Club Access Statement 10.08.2021

 

 

Bedford Rowing Club

The Boathouse, Duck Mill Lane, Bedford, MK42 0AX

 

Club Safety Notice – Boat House Access by Juniors

10th August 2021

Dear Members,

 

It has recently come to the attention of the Committee that Junior Members (those under the age of 18 years) have been utilising the gym and ergo room un-accompanied by a qualified coach or supervised person deemed responsible by the Captain as outlined on page 13 of the club Safety & Emergency Action plan which can be found on the web page in the following location:

 

http://bedfordrowing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Bedford-Rowing-Club-Safety-Plan-working-copy.pdf

 

In order to provide additional clarification and in line with guidance from British Rowing the club have determined that a responsible person shall meet the following criteria:

 

  • Be the legal parent or guardian of the Junior member and have completed the Gym induction and been deemed responsible by the Captain

 

  • Be a member of the Club’s coaching team who has completed the appropriate training and has been vetted by the Club Welfare Officer in line with British Rowing Guidance

 

  • Junior Members shall not access the Club and its facilities unless accompanied by a Parent, Guardian or appropriate member of the coaching team as outlined above.

 

Mike Baker

Captain

 

Sam Deane

Club Welfare Officer