Star Club is a highly successful and major centre for junior rowing in the Eastern Region. Membership numbers around 50 ranging from 13 – 18 years. Star Club Juniors have consistently won medals at national competitions and record about 100 wins at open competition over all age groups each year. Performance winners, improvers and other special awards are celebrated at an annual Junior Awards evening.
Standard entry is via a number of links involving County middle and senior schools where pupils are offered rowing under ‘Dry Start’ (indoor) and ‘Wet Start’ (water) schemes known as Project Oarsome, or one of the summer rowing courses organised in partnership with Bedford Borough Council. Athletes join groups according to age and ability and as skills and fitness develop they are encouraged to enter local competitions to gain confidence in the racing situation, with a view to representing the Club at a regional and national level.
All athletes are supported by a team of qualified and very experienced voluntary coaches, led by a full-time employed Head Coach.