Home International Rowing Regatta

The Home International Rowing Regatta is a historic annual competition dating back to 1962 in which the four ‘Home Nations’ of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland compete

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Voluntary Role Opportunity – England Rowing Assistant Team Manager (HIRR)


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The England Team is an opportunity for rowers to trial either in crews or small boats to earn the chance to represent England with their coach, fellow club members or just by themselves.

Representing England is a unique development opportunity for both rowers and coaches wishing to gain international experience. For some, it could be the first step to representing Great Britain.

The England Team has seen many Olympic and Paralympic rowers receive their first international representation. If selected you’ll be following the footsteps of; Charlotte Hodgkins Bryne (2015), Charlotte Booth (2014), Emily Ford (2013), Laurence Whiteley (2012), and Sir Steve Redgrave (1978).


The Home International Rowing Regatta

The Home International Rowing Regatta is a historic annual competition dating back to 1962 seeing the four ‘Home Nations’ of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland compete. Every race counts towards combined team trophies for Junior Women, Junior Men, Senior Women and Senior Men.

A new racing format, introduced in 2022, gives rowers a minimum of two races, with the majority racing three times. Racing takes place over 2000m for all boat classes (shown below). With the 4x, 8+ and both Para 1x racing a second time over 500m.

The 2024 Home International Rowing Regatta will take place on Saturday, 27 July at Strathclyde Park, Scotland and will be hosted by Scottish Rowing.


Selection and Trials Information

England trials for the Home International Rowing Regatta 2024 will be held at the Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, on Saturday, 13 July or through GBRT Junior Crew formation.

We welcome and encourage entries from anyone who meets the eligibility requirements to represent England. Full information regarding our trial will be published below, as well as full details of the 2024 England Selection Policy, which can be found using the links below.

Document Link / Version
HIRR Selection Policy 2024 Updated 30/01/24
Coach Registration Opening 12:00 Monday 17 June
Trial Information Coming Soon
Safety Plan Coming Soon
Welfare Plan Coming Soon
Trial Entries Coming 09:00 Friday 12 July
Trial Results 20232022
Document :
HIRR Selection Policy 2024
Link / Version:
Updated 30/01/24
Document :
Coach Registration
Link / Version:
Opening 12:00 Monday 17 June
Document :
Trial Information
Link / Version:
Coming Soon
Document :
Safety Plan
Link / Version:
Coming Soon
Document :
Welfare Plan
Link / Version:
Coming Soon
Document :
Trial Entries
Link / Version:
Coming 09:00 Friday 12 July
Document :
Trial Results
Link / Version:
20232022

Contacts and Management Team

If you have any questions relating to the England Team for the Home International Rowing Regatta the Managment Team would be happy to take your questions. Please see contacts and who best to contact for your information below:

England Rowing HIRR Management Team

Name & Position Contact for
Chris McManus
(Team Manager)
Information or questions regarding the Selection Policy, team logistics and trials information
Ashley Cowley
(Lead Coach – Seniors)
Information regarding senior training opportunities or the potential to form composite crews prior to the trials closing deadline.
Martin Gough
(Lead Coach – Juniors)
Information regarding junior training opportunities or the potential to form composite crews prior to the trials closing deadline.
Jono Cheesman
(Equipment Manager)
Information on equipment logistics, planning and repair claims.
Lucy McNulty
(Safeguarding Officer)
Questions, advice or to report a concern regarding safeguarding in relation to the team.
Eira Parry
(England Delegate)
N/A
Name & Position:
Chris McManus
(Team Manager)
Contact for:
Information or questions regarding the Selection Policy, team logistics and trials information
Name & Position:
Ashley Cowley
(Lead Coach – Seniors)
Contact for:
Information regarding senior training opportunities or the potential to form composite crews prior to the trials closing deadline.
Name & Position:
Martin Gough
(Lead Coach – Juniors)
Contact for:
Information regarding junior training opportunities or the potential to form composite crews prior to the trials closing deadline.
Name & Position:
Jono Cheesman
(Equipment Manager)
Contact for:
Information on equipment logistics, planning and repair claims.
Name & Position:
Lucy McNulty
(Safeguarding Officer)
Contact for:
Questions, advice or to report a concern regarding safeguarding in relation to the team.
Name & Position:
Eira Parry
(England Delegate)
Contact for:
N/A

Latest News

England Rowing announce 2024 Selection Policies and new volunteer opportunity

The Selection Policies cover the 2024 Home International Rowing Regatta, for which an Assistant Team Manager is sought, and Home International Rowing Beach Sprints

England retain all four trophies at the Home International Rowing Regatta 2023

On Saturday, 22 July, in calm if rather rainy conditions at Lough Rinn, County Leitrim, the England Rowing Team became the first nation to retain the Junior Women's, Junior Men's, Senior Women's and Senior Men's trophies at the HIRR

England Rowing Team announced for the 2023 Home International Rowing Regatta

The 2023 Home International Rowing Regatta takes place on Saturday, 22 July at Lough Rinn, Ireland

A look back on the Home International Rowing Regatta 2022

After a two year hiatus, Home International Rowing returned to the UK with the Home International Rowing Regatta, held at London Docklands in July


England Pathway

England Rowing and its Home International Rowing Teams are part of British Rowing’s England Pathway. British Rowing is responsible for the selection of individuals and crews representing England only. Teams for Scotland and Wales are selected by Scottish Rowing and Welsh Rowing respectively. See section 3a British Rowing: Articles of Association

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