Junior Rowing

2018/19 Season

Welcome back to another season of rowing at Portadown Boat Club.  We hope with a mix of great coaching from our dedicated coaching team, regular land and on the water training from the junior members and the usual brilliant support from parents we will have a successful and medal winning 2018/19 season.

Please do not hesitate to contact the relevant coach if you have any queries.  Contact details are at the bottom of the page.

Land Training

Tuesday                               6.00 – 7.30pm    Junior Training

Thursday                             6.00 – 7.30pm    Junior Training

There will be a four-week cycle for Erg’s and an eight-week cycle for strength and conditioning (gym sessions with circuits and weights where applicable). Both cycles will finish in a testing week and data recorded so we can see progress. Ergs tested  – 1000m, 2000m & 30mins.

Water Training


7.30am – 10.00am                          Girls Rowing

9.30am – 12.00pm                          Boys Rowing

11.00am- 12.30pm                           Beginners Rowing


  • Anyone who cannot make a session on a Saturday should endeavour to let the coach know as soon as they can so the squad is not waiting around wasting time!
  • Please be punctual.
  • Please have couple of changes of clothes and dress appropriately for the weather, sunglasses are a necessary item throughout the year (not just summer time).

Coaching Team

Head Coach:
Peter Dick

PBC Head Coach - Peter DickPBC Head Coach - Peter Dick

PBC Head Coach – Peter Dick

Louis Hesbrook (l), PBC Captain & Stephen Donovan (r) PBC Vice Captain.

Louis Hesbrook (l), PBC Captain & Stephen Donovan (r) PBC Vice Captain.

Girls Coach:
Louis Hesbrook (Club Captain)
Boys Coach:  
Stephen Donovan (Club Vice Captain)

Assistant Coaches:

Robert Morrow
Kayla McCann
Benjamin McClenahan
Josh Flanagan
Jane Humphries
Claire McCann
Nicola Bryson
David Brighton

The coaching team all have, or in the process of getting, Access NI certificates.

2018 Events we hope to attend:

20th October                      Portadown Boat Club Marascull
17th November                  Bann HOR, Coleraine
1st December                     Head of Shannon, Carrick-on-Shannon
15th December*                 Festive Head, Belfast

Contact Details

Any queries regarding Junior rowing should be directed to the Junior Girls or Boys Coaches:  PortadownBoatClubCaptain@gmail.com