Learn to Cox…
…or have you coxed?
Pengwern Boat Club is currently a very exciting place to be. We have lots new members, an active and competitive selection of squads and a thriving social life. An integral part of any successful crew is the cox … and we have a serious shortage of coxes!
What does a cox do?
A cox, or to use the full name coxswain, is somebody who steers a rowing boat and motivates the crew. The cox liaises with the coach, gives instructions to the rowers and the rowers carry out the commands without question.
What do we want?
We are looking to attract and train new members for the sole-purpose of becoming a cox. You don’t have to be sporty, in fact, you don’t even have to like exercise! You don’t need any previous rowing experience … all we ask is that you are able to swim (this is a basic requirement of a water sport, we don’t expect you to fall in!) and you have spare time on a Tuesday night and weekend mornings.
Of course anyone who has rowed or coxed before and wants to return to the sport is also very welcome!
What we offer
We will take candidates through a gently-paced course lasting 6 weeks in which we will teach individuals how to steer a boat, to give basic rowing commands along with the ins and outs of a rowing boat along with working with a crew. You will have a dedicated group of coaches and will have the opportunity to learn from other experienced coxswains.
If you want to apply or would simply like to know a bit more please give Doone Watts an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Doone on 07725606980
Pengwern Boat Club,
Kingsland, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7BD
Tel: 01743 362196 Email the Secretary