Enniskillen Royal Grammar School’s rowing club has established itself as one of the top rowing clubs in the UK and Ireland. The rowing club is set in the historic school grounds of the school’s Lough Shore site at the Portora Boat House. In recognition of responsibility to the community, the board of governors of Enniskillen Royal Grammar School agreed to open membership of the club to students of other schools in Enniskillen. Membership of the boat club ranges from complete beginners right up to those of junior world championship standard.
Head coach, Derek Holland is supported by a team of up to 8 volunteers and a number of previous athletes who return during university holidays to give a helping hand. The coaching team includes two past Olympians in Derek Holland and Iain Kennedy, as well as coaches who have either rowed or coached at junior international level. Therefore the coaching available to the athletes is of the highest standard. All coaches are vetted and hold coaching qualifications.
J13s to J18s are encouraged to row and participate in what is one of the school’s most competitive clubs, both domestically and internationally. The reason for this success lies in our training ethos, which relies on fun and commitment of those who participate in the boat club. Most of all, enjoyment of the sport is encouraged by coaches as an essential element in success.