Chairman – Tony Gath
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Treasurer – Ken Walters
Ken attended his first committee meeting in May and became Treasurer in October 2006 when the original treasurer resigned. He attended meetings every 2 weeks at that time to get the boat club – and boat house as we know it today – under way. Ken doesn’t row (his wife does) but he wanted a “sort of” hobby as he had recently retired! His contribution and dedication to Trentham Boat Club has been invaluable ever since.
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Club Secretary – Patricia Smith
Oh Lordy – I can’t even remember how long I have been a member! Well, suffice to say, I have been a club member and secretary for a number of years. I would highly recommend rowing to anyone who enjoys the fresh air, coupled with camaraderie and challenge. Regardless of ability, rowing is a great activity and we are fortunate to have such a wonderful location to exercise the body and mind.
I see one of the main purposes of the Club Secretary as doing my best to keep Club Officials in order and sticking to agendas at Committee Meetings. This can sometimes be quite a challenge but thankfully, they’re mostly well-behaved…
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Membership Secretary – Ann Jones
I started learning to row at Trentham back in 2008. Coming to the sport in my early-40s and not built for rowing in the traditional sense, I nevertheless fell in love with the sport and with our beautiful Trentham Lake. I row mostly on a recreational basis – always wanting to improve myself but valuing its real benefits for the whole person.
I have been helping with our adult learners for a few years and love seeing people improve from week to week. As Membership Secretary, I’m generally the person new members first come into contact with either as experienced rowers or complete beginners. I’ve qualified as a Level 2 Rowing Coach in order to help support our adult coaching provision.
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Head of Adult Coaching – Ian Bousfield
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Junior Squad Coach – Darren Barton
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Ladies’ Captain – Ragnhild (Rags) Marstad
I love being on the water and have rowed for three years now, developing from a beginner to a competitive rower. I joined the Learn to Row program in March 2017 and I’m so glad I did. As a child you constantly learn new skills, so learning a new skill as an adult felt so refreshing. I have made some great friends and enjoy weekend coffees at the boathouse with the squad after sessions.
As Ladies’ Captain I make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible and am the main point of contact for the women. Coming from a background as a recreational running club member and developing from a beginner to a competitive rower I have a good understanding of the makeup of the squad, aspirations and how it feels to be new to the sport.
If you would like any more info regarding the women’s section, please drop me an email. We’re always happy to welcome new members
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Men’s Captain – Leon Warrington
I’ve been a member at Trentham since the very earliest days, having joined in the summer of 2003 a few months after the club was formed. Since then I have rowed at a number of different universities, competing at a national level whilst always remaining an active and committed member of Trentham.
As Men’s Captain I am responsible for organising the Senior Men’s squad and aim to help everyone from beginners to experienced athletes achieve their potential.
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Welfare Officer – Anne Williams
My role is to act as the first point of contact for young people, parents/ carers, coaches and volunteers who have any concerns about child welfare or poor practice in the junior section of the Club.
The Club Welfare Officer (CWO) is responsible for acting as a source of advice on Child Protection matters and for co-ordinating action within the Club on receipt of any concerns or referrals. They should have an understanding of British Rowing’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy and be the evidence checker, verifying the identity of individuals completing criminal records check (DBS) prior to working with the Junior section of the club. It is also the responsibility of the CWO to keep records of all those within the Club who have been vetted, to ensure DBS checks are kept up to date, and record any training and qualifications of those working at the Club.
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Deputy Welfare Officer – Alison Hatton
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Club Water Safety Officer – Sue Satchithananda
The Safety Officer’s role is to work towards keeping Club Members as safe as possible while enjoying the facilities we have at Trentham and also when they’re away at training camps and regattas. I liaise with our governing body ‘British Rowing’ to make sure we keep within their safety guidelines and always aim for maximum participation with risks reduced as far as possible.
If anyone has any concerns regarding safety either on the water or around the boathouse drop me a line via the website.
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Assistant Safety Officer – Juliet Hallam
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Ladies’ Vice Captain – Sue Kirkham
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Men’s Vice Captain – Len Williams
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Regatta Secretary – Naomi Ellis
In 2006 I was invited to join the beginners course and from then on I was hooked. Then in 2010 I took on the role of Regatta Secretary and became the Ladies’ Captain in 2011, until I handed over the reins as Captain to Jude in late 2015.
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Junior Co-ordinator – to be appointed
Parent Representative – Helen Butters
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Facilities Officer – Maureen Guest
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