News & Results
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Position as at 20 May 2020
Following UK Government and British Rowing advice, we have re-opened the club with a number of restrictions in place as part of a phased return to rowing on the water, while the gym and other upstairs club house facilities remain closed.
The exec' committee has created a full risk assessment, designed to manage the risks and keep all members and our rowing community as safe as possible. We have trialled and made improvements to a phased return of members rowing on the water, with private scullers initially then gradually increasing numbers progressively and managing risks.
Currently the following groups can now come to the club to row:
In order to make this work we have established some non-negotiable rules. These rules have been communicated by Club Captain, James Harris to all squads via email with related updates via our social media channels incl. the Agecroft Members Facebook Group.
There is also a booking system for use of club sculls and double sculls.
You must not come down to the club unless you fit one of the approved groups above; have a boat allocated to you; and have read, understood and will abide by the temporary rules for rowing during this pandemic.
These controls are designed to keep us all safe, we will continue to adapt them with experience and appreciate any improvement ideas people may have. If they work and we are all compliant then we will extend to the next phase, if they don't then we will stop rowing and review. Members who choose not to follow the rules will compromise the safety of all, and we will need to close the boathouse again.
New club officers from July 2019
Over the past 20 years Agecroft RC has seen an incredible transformation from a small Salford club, with no real home, to a full open club with fantastic facilities that has seen success at all levels around the country. This transformation was driven by Denis O'Neill, Kevin Maynard & Steve Hitchen, all of whom have helped deliver some outstanding results over the recent years from the base in Salford Quays. Crews have won at all of the Henley races, including the Royal Regatta, and all levels of National Championships, and they are consistently among the top provincial clubs at the Tideway races in March. With the establishment of a Start programme at the club, Agecroft athletes have gone on to represent their country at European, World & Olympic championships. The club has never been in a better position.
However, all three recognise the need to let the club grow and adopt new ideas for the growing membership, so are stepping down as Officers of the Club, effective from the start of July 2019, though will continue to volunteer their time, predominantly to support athletes on the water, but also to handover to the new management team. The Club owes these three humble gentlemen a huge debt of gratitude for the countless hours of their time to build the club, quite literally, to what it is today.
The new management team of Matthew Lord, Grace Miller and Andy Jepson will be led by James Harris as the new club captain. James and Matthew have been members of Agecroft since the early 90s, and established the Masters squad in 2005/6 that has since seen considerable success. Grace is the current Women's Captain and oversaw the women's squad getting 4 crews to the semi-finals of Henley Women's Regatta in June. Andy has been a key part of men's senior squad for a number of years that has seen several Jackson Trophy wins, as well as at Metropolitan and Marlow regattas.
The new team are developing plans for the next stage of Agecroft's future and for continued success on the water.
Senior Woman, Men & Masters squads took part in the respective Henley events with respectable performances from our Northern powerhouse! See the Race Reports page for full details.
Agecroft ventured down to the Thames on mass for both the annual HoRR and Vets Head, with a wide range of successes. See the Race Reports page for full details.
2017/18 Season - Summary
Senior Men - 2017: Thames Cup Semi Finalists; Prince of Wales Semi-finalists; 16 Athletes racing at Henley on Thursday; Winners IM1 8s Met
2016: Elite 4+s Wallingford; IM3 Winners HoRR;Jackson Trophy holders since 2014;
Senior Women - 2017: Semi-finalists Henley Women's Regatta; Winners IM2 Met; Fastest W8+ at Vets Head. 2016: Semi-finalists Henley Women's Regatta
Masters - British Rowing Masters Championships winners in various categories in 2018, 2017 & 2016; Henley Masters MB8+ winners 2018 and MB4- winners 2017.
Junior: Losing finalist Henley Women's Regatta 2017, National Champion 2017. Georgina Dooley invited to Final GB U23 Trials in mid April.
Sculling: HWR Senior 4x Winners 2016. 2 finalists in Championship 1x Marlow 2017, losing semi-finalist Henley Women's regatta 2017.