Cardiff & Vale Schools Rowing

Set up in 2011 for Juniors who wanted to be part of a Rowing Club and experience the training that it had to offer while still having the freedom to participate in other sports and hobbies, Cardiff & Vale Schools Rowing has grown into a successful club on all levels. From those who attend the sessions for enjoyment each week to Welsh National  Representation in 2017, the club has shown itself to be a base for development of the next generation.

Training is two or three times each week, dependent on age. As the club grew, a few began to compete in local races and events, many still doing so to this day. However, the ethos remains the same - provide a safe space for juniors to learn and develop their Rowing skills, and show them the pathway should they with to take it further.


Those new to the sport will need to complete the Blades (learn to row) courses from our partner Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre. (Check out the link below for info on the courses and how to book). Those with previous rowing experience, just give us a call to discuss how to join.

Check out the available courses on offer here - Junior Learn to Row at CBWAC

Give CBWAC a call on 02920353912, email Mike on

Dan from Cardiff & Vale

Dan has been involved in the sport for over 10 years, with a wide range of experience. He has competed at National level and coached beginners through to high performance groups. Dan leads the Coaching Team for the club, overseeing the development of the group.



Mike from Cardiff & Vale

Mike learnt his craft as a Junior, and now has 40 years experience in the sport. He has competed at national level, worked for the Governing Body, and even founded the club and the site it is based on. There are few that have the depth of knowledge Mike has!



Justin from Cardiff & Vale

Justin became part of the club in its infancy, and has become an integral part of its smooth running. Once just a parent doing the "taxi service", he is now part of the coaching team, with special focus on the younger years and skills based knowledge.