Safety & Welfare

Everyone who participates in rowing is entitled to do so in a safe and enjoyable environment. The club has recently renewed its Sports England Clubmark accreditation which ensures that, among a number of requirements, community sports clubs protect the well-being of everyone associated with them.


The responsibilities of the Club committee and the Club members are set out in the Safety Policy which has been signed by the Club Chairman.  A copy is posted on the Safety Noticeboard in the Club lobby and all members should make themselves familiar with its contents.  

The Club Safety Plan outlines the rules and procedures that enable all our activities to run smoothly while encouraging a safety culture throughout the club.  A copy is also posted on the Safety Noticeboard in the Club lobby.  If anyone has any queries or concerns, they can contact the Club Safety Adviser, Mike Selway.

Individual competitions, such as head races and regattas, have their own safety plans, which are reviewed annually, to cover the unique conditions present on the day.   For Warrington Regatta and The Head of the Mersey these are available from the respective event pages.


Welfare covers the more general well-being of everyone associated with the club.

There are procedures in place to ensure that coaches are aware of medical conditions which might affect participants and who to contact in an emergency. In addition, all clubs must follow British Rowing’s  Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy and Warrington Rowing Club also follows their guidance on how much and how often junior members should be rowing.

Allison Wright is Warrington Rowing Club’s Welfare Officer and is the first point of contact for anyone with questions or concerns.


Club Safety Plan

Emergency Action Plans

British Rowing Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy

Information for Junior Rowers

British Rowing guidance: How much and how often?