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					Scottish Amateur Rowing Association

           Forward Plan

            2005-2009




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                   CONTENTS




Executive Summary                           3

Forward Plan                                8

Targets 2005/9                             21

Targets 2005/6                             27

Time Estimates 2005/9       Time & Budgets.xls
                          (separate document)

Budgets 2005/9              Time & Budgets.xls
                          (separate document)

Performance Plan                   Appendix 1
                          (separate document)




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                   Scottish Amateur Rowing Association
                            Executive Summary
                                2005 –2009



1. Introduction

1.1 Our progress 2001-2004

During the period of the plan the sport has successfully completed the
building of the National Rowing Academy at Strathclyde Country Park and
employed our first full time employees at high Performance and Development
level.

The key aspects of this stage of the Association's development has been to
put in place the building blocks for expanding our sport and securing the
financial security for its further development.

In conjunction with our colleagues in the Amateur Rowing Association
and the Welsh Amateur Rowing Association we have implemented a British
Coaching Award scheme that is now established as the benchmark for coach
education in Scotland.

In 2003 we saw Katherine Grainger achieve Britain’s first Women’s World
Championship Gold medal in an Olympic Sweep rowing event. Katherine
continued her success and won her second Silver medal in Athens in 2004.

Lottery funding support for our High Performance Coach programme and
talented athlete programme has continued to provide valuable support for the
development of athletes with GB potential. In 2004 this programme was
extended to our top junior athletes.

The Association in conjunction with SportScotland adopted a robust Child
Protection policy together with a code of conduct for sports coaches.

There has been an increase in the number of rowing licences issued over the
past four years and this has been reflected in a general increase in the
number of entries at domestic regattas.

The Association’s communication with members has improved through the
use of the website. In addition the Association has published 24 editions of its
magazine Rowing Action.

To further raise the profile of the Association and to promote use of
Strathclyde Country Park the Association has produced and promoted an
extensive programme of major international events to be held at the Park. The
first of these will be the FISA World Masters Regatta in 2005. This is the
largest rowing event in the world.



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1.2 Moving Forward 2005-2009


The Association's Forward Plan will form part of the One Stop Plan or British
Rowing Plan (BRP) which will run for the same period.

The Association recognises a requirement for modernisation and the need for
a review of its corporate governance. In addition the need for staffing support
in Administration and Finance is seen as an essential part of the efficient
running of the sport in Scotland.

The main focus will be on seven main areas of activity:

Participation
Performance Development
High Performance
Major Events
Communication
Finance
Governance

These areas will become executive roles within the Association. The first
three areas provide the pathways for progression through the sport. Major
Events are an important partnership activity to secure our World Class facility
at Strathclyde Park. Communication and Finance are key elements of all other
areas of activity. Following a review of the resources required to implement
these programmes the Association will prioritise activities.



2. Participation – Widening Opportunities

The key focus for the Association over the next four years is to increase the
participation base of our sport at all levels. Participation is regarded as the
first step on our pathway structure. As part of this process we hope to appoint
a Participation Manager to oversee this important area.

2.1 Club Development programme                                (Section 4 BRP)
2.2 University Development programme                          (Section 4 BRP)
2.3 Schools Development Programme                            Section 4.6 BRP)
2.4 Volunteer Recruitment of Officials and Support    (Section 5.6 & 8.1 BRP)
2.5 Domestic Regattas
2.6 Recreational Rowing                                     (Section 6.1 BRP)
2.7 Coastal Rowing                                          (Section 4.9 BRP)
2.8 Adaptive Rowing                                   (Section 2.5 & 3.1 BRP)
2.9 Indoor Rowing                                       (Section 6 & 7.2 BRP)




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3. Performance Development – Developing potential

The performance element of the plan is the second step on the pathway
structure. It will involve the activities of the National Rowing Academy in
providing delivery of the British Coaching Award Scheme and its provision of
other facilities to the Scottish Rowing Community. In addition the SARA sees
the Home International as a valuable stepping stone to Commonwealth and
GB selection.

3.1 National Rowing Academy
3.2 Coaching                                                  (Section 3. BRP)
3.3 Home International and Commonwealth Regattas



4. High Performance - Achieving Excellence

The final step on our pathway is High Performance. This is the one area of the
Association's activities that is almost totally provided by professional staff. A
number of programmes have been established in conjunction with GB Rowing
and SportScotland under the Academy Athlete banner.

4.1 Elite Coach Education
4.2 Identification of Talent
4.3 Coaching Support
4.4 Sports Science Support



5. Major Events                                           (Section 5.1 BRP)

The Association has a programme to attract major international events to
Strathclyde Park running until 2014. For each event an Executive structure
will be established in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council to run and
deliver the event. This programme is seen as a cornerstone of the
Association's responsibility to ensure the continued investment in Scotland’s
only Olympic class sports facility.




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6. Communication                                            (Section 1.5 BRP)

The need for a robust communication structure to deliver information to the
Scottish Rowing Community is seen as an essential part of our Forward Plan.
This will involve the following areas:

6.1 Club Liaison
6.2 Participation Database
6.3 Website
6.4 Rowing Action
6.5 NGB Liaison
6.6 Marketing



7. Finance

The Association has a range of complex financial activities. There is a need to
provide a range of financial information to the Association and its
management committees.

7.1 Finance Committee
7.2 Activity Area Reporting
7.3 Grant Applications
7.4 Budget Control



8. Governance                                                 (Section 1 BRP)

The present structure of the Association does not suit the current range of
activities and operation of rowing in Scotland. A process of modernisation is
required and this change will take up to two years. It is envisaged that the new
Forward Plan will operate within our existing structure and constitution in year
one and that appropriate changes will be made to governance and corporate
structure of the Association over a 24 month period.

8.1 Association Structure
8.2 Corporate Governance
8.3 Child protection
8.4 Water Safety
8.5 Race Control Commission




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9. Staffing                                             (Section 10.1 BRP)

The Association currently employees a full time member of staff working on
High Performance. We have two part time members of staff working under
Participation. We have one part time member of staff working on Performance
Development and major events. In order to run the Association efficiently we
have identified the need to appoint a full time Participation Manager and a
part time administrator as well as professional financial support. These
positions will be subject to obtaining the appropriate financial support.
Further appointments and changes to current appointments may be
necessary in order to deliver the plan.




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                   Scottish Amateur Rowing Association
                              Forward Plan
                               2005 –2009



1. Introduction

The Association's Forward Plan will form part of the One Stop Plan or British
Rowing Plan (BRP) which will run for the same period.

The Association recognises a requirement for modernisation and the need for
a review of its corporate governance. In addition the need for staffing support
in Administration and Finance is seen as an essential part of the efficient
running of the sport in Scotland.

The main focus will be on seven main areas of activity:

Participation
Performance Development
High Performance
Major Events
Communication
Finance
Governance

These areas will become executive roles within the Association. The first
three areas provide the pathways for progression through the sport. Major
Events are an important partnership activity to secure our World Class facility
at Strathclyde Park. Communication and Finance are key elements of all other
areas of activity. Following a review of the resources required to implement
these programmes the Association will prioritise activities.



2. Participation – Widening Opportunities

The key focus for the Association over the next four years is to increase the
participation base of our sport at all levels. Participation is regarded as the
first step on our pathway structure. As part of this process we hope to appoint
a Participation Manager to oversee this important area.

Aim: To increase participation at all levels of the sport by encouraging activity
in all age groups

Objective: To initiate programmes and initiatives that support participation.




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Programmes:

2.1 Club Development Programme                               (Section 4 BRP)

The Association wishes to support its member clubs by helping them to
develop their participation base. To do this we will work closely with partners
within SportScotland, the local authority network and the education sector to
maximise the opportunity for partnership programmes that will expand the
participation base at a local level. The Association will also carry out an
census of current clubs activity to help it become more informed of the current
health, needs and requirements of members clubs. The association will share
with member clubs best practice from other clubs throughout Scotland. In
addition to running two club coaching weekends per annum we will prepare
guidelines for running corporate rowing days and look to establish two new
rowing clubs. We also wish to support regional projects in Glasgow,
Aberdeen, Dumfries and Inverness.

Targets:

Carry out annual census of members clubs
Establish links between clubs and local authority partners
Establish links between clubs and educational partners
Run a club coaching weekend at Loch Faskally
Run additional an coaching weekend
Prepare structure for corporate rowing days
To establish new clubs in suitable areas
Support programmes to develop regional club facilities


2.2 University Development Programme                         (Section 4 BRP)

Universities provide one third of the Scottish Rowing population and are
therefore an important part of the Association structure. The student
population by its nature is transient and this in itself creates a problem for
clubs having continuity of structure from one year to the next. Funding of
university clubs and a structured coaching programme particularly at the start
of each university year are areas that need to be explored. We will record
resource requirements of all university and college rowing clubs as well as
establish links with new Universities and colleges that can support rowing

Targets:

Record resource requirements of each university/college club within Scotland
Establish links with further University and colleges who could support rowing
Provide a guide for new University Committees




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2.3 Schools Development Programme                           (Section 4.6 BRP)

Linking local clubs to senior clubs is a cornerstone of the Association's plan to
encourage participation at Junior level. The Association has piloted two
schemes under the “ totally rowing “ banner. In North Lanarkshire we have
appointed a part time development coaches to work with local schools and the
Local Rowing Club. This is funded by the Association and North Lanarkshire
Council. In Glasgow a similar project funded by the Henley Stewards
Charitable Trust has linked two schools with two local clubs. It is hoped to
extend these programmes to other areas throughout Scotland as funding
permits with future programmes in Aberdeen and Dumfries.

Targets:

Continue two existing projects
Develop two further projects


2.4 Volunteer Recruitment of Officials and Support
                                                (Section 5.6 & 8.1 BRP)

The Association could benefit from an increase in support by recruiting many
more volunteers in areas such as regattas, coaching, umpiring, team
management and club and Association organisation. An increase in activity in
this area will make it easier for the Association to achieve many of the
objectives within the Forward Plan.

Targets:

Recruit and retain more volunteers
Establish a volunteer database


2.5 Domestic Regattas

The Association's domestic regatta programme is the life blood of the sport in
Scotland. It is essential that the Association develops and supports a calendar
of regattas that encourages participation from a broad range of regatta
organisers, officials, competitors and supporters. The Association will develop
and provide an online regatta management system for use at Association
events.

Targets:

Review and restructure the Regatta Calendar
Provide online regatta management system
Run Strathclyde Park Regatta
Run the Indoor Rowing Championships
Run the Scottish Championships Regatta



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2.6 Recreational Rowing                                     (Section 6.1 BRP)

Recreational rowing is an important activity within the rowing family in other
parts of the world. Scotland provides an ideal setting for recreational rowing
with a variety of water options and scenery available. This could be very
attractive for those people who wish to participate for pleasure rather than
compete.

Targets:

Prepare feasibility study on development of recreational rowing in Scotland


2.7 Coastal Rowing                                          (Section 4.9 BRP)

Scotland has had a long history of coastal rowing that was established at
communities around the coastline of Scotland. This has all but disappeared.
The communities are still there and in addition there is a thriving coastal
rowing community in Shetland. The Association should look at how best to
develop this aspect of our sport working closely with coastal communities in
other parts of Great Britain.

Targets:

Expand participation on the Celtic Watersports Festival
Develop costal rowing throughout Scotland


2.8 Adaptive Rowing                                   (Section 2.5 & 3.1 BRP)

The Association would like to expand its participation base to include adaptive
rowing. There are increasing opportunities for adaptive rowing at both GB
national and international level.

Targets:

Create a competition structure for adaptive rowing within Scotland.
Prepare guidelines for clubs considering adaptive rowing


2.9 Indoor Rowing                                       (Section 6 & 7.2 BRP)

Indoor rowing is one of the fastest growing areas in our sport. Every fitness
club in the country has indoor rowing machines and this is creating an
appetite for competition. The association see this participation group as an
ideal base to introduce people to outdoor rowing. By establishing a database
of clubs that use indoor rowing machines we can encourage participation and
competition in this area. We also wish to look at establishing an indoor rowing



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centre for the promotion and development of indoor rowing particularly for
schools.

Targets:

Create a database of gymnasiums in Scotland with indoor rowing machines
Expand competition for indoor rowing events in Scotland.
Prepare feasibility study for establishment of an indoor rowing centre.



3. Performance Development – Developing Potential

Aim: To provide a pathway from club level participation to performance
development through exposure to association run facilities and programmes
which include the National Rowing Academy, coaching and Scottish
international performance.

Objective: To run existing National Rowing Academy programmes and
coaching courses. To create performance development level for Scottish
international competition.

Programmes:

3.1 National Rowing Academy

The National Rowing Academy provides the opportunity for Association
members to develop their abilities in the sport of rowing. The facilities at the
Academy are available to all people within Scottish Rowing. The Academy
provides coaching, coaching courses, boats and equipment and free use of
water at Strathclyde Park. Through its activities, the Academy should
generate enough income to cover its costs.

Targets:

To market the National Rowing Academy facilities
To run courses and activities to support Association members


3.2 Coaching                                                   (Section 3. BRP)

The Association is involved in the development of the new UK Coaching
Certificate - this will replace the existing British Coaching Award Scheme. The
Association needs to expand its base of tutors and assessors so that it can
efficiently meet local demand for Scottish based coaching award schemes.
The Association will continue to run coaching awards, coaching seminars and
an annual coaching conference.

Targets:



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To run at least two level one courses each year
To run one level two course every second year
To support candidates for Assessor and Tutor training
To run two coaching seminars
To run a coaching conference


3.3 Home International Regatta and the Commonwealth Regatta

Both these events are seen as important stepping stones to high performance
activity. The Association will adopt an appropriate selection policy for both
events bearing in mind the need to encourage development of athletes
together with the intention to push the standard higher in order to help
athletes make the step up to high performance. To further help develop these
athletes, we will arrange training weekends and assessment to monitor
progress.


Targets:

Adopt selection policies for Senior athletes for Home International Regatta
Adopt selection policies for Junior athletes for Home International Regatta
Adopt selection policies for Senior athletes for the Commonwealth Regatta
Run training weekends for junior athletes
Run training weekends for senior athletes



4. High Performance - Achieving Excellence

Aim: To provide a pathway from performance development to GB national
team representation through Association-run programmes. The programmes
will cover both athlete and coach development.

Objective: To develop and extend existing National Rowing Academy high
performance programmes. To create high performance level for GB
international competition.

Programmes:
The final step on our pathway is High Performance. This is the one area of the
Association's activities that is almost totally provided by professional staff. A
number of programmes have been established in conjunction with GB Rowing
and SportScotland under the Academy Athlete banner.

4.1 Elite Coach Education
4.2 Identification of Talent
4.3 Coaching Support
4.4 Sports Science Support

See Performance Plan (Appendix 1) for full details of the programmes.


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5. Major Events                                            (Section 5.1 BRP)

Aim: To run major events that sustain continued investment in Strathclyde
Park as Scotland’s only Olympic class venue. Through major events to
encourage wider participation in our sport

Objective: In partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, run a sustainable
programme of events up to 2014 that uses the Association's expertise in
regatta organisation and the Council's expertise in event management. Where
possible, to employ staff to run these events and rely on the Association's
volunteer resource only for the duration of the event itself. To enlist more
volunteers to the sport through these activities.


Programmes:

5.1 FISA Masters Regatta 2005
5.2 British Championships 2006
5.3 Home International Regatta 2006
5.4 Commonwealth Regatta 2006
5.5 World U23 Championships 2007



6. Communication                                           (Section 1.5 BRP)

Aim: To communicate efficiently and effectively with all people who
participate or wish to participate in Scottish Rowing activities and those who
are interested in its continued development.

Objective: To ensure that all participants are aware of all the activities of the
Association and its members clubs. To ensure that the Association's activities
are positively exposed in the media. To ensure that the Association's interests
are represented both at home and abroad. To ensure that the opportunity to
participate in the sport of rowing is widely advertised.

Programmes:

6.1 Club Liaison

The Association recognises the need to ensure that clubs are keep fully
informed of the Association activities and programmes. It is also important
that member clubs can feed back information to the Association.

Targets:

To hold two general meetings per annum
To meet with clubs informally on a regular basis.
To keep clubs up to date with all association activities


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6.2 Participation Database

The Association recognises that the inability to communicate directly with its
participation base hampers its ability to effectively communicate with its wider
membership. The association need to develop a database of participants at all
levels of the sport.

Targets:

Propose to the AGM that we establish a participation database through
current records and the Association website.


6.3 Website

For a number of years the association has operated a very effective website
that attracts over 140,000 visits per annum. This communication tool needs to
be further developed to distribute information to participants and to make
available information on Association activities and programmes.

Targets:

To redesign the structure of the website
To ensure that it is maintained with up to date news
To ensure it is maintained with current association programmes


6.4 Rowing Action

For a number of years the Association has distributed its quarterly magazine
Rowing Action to member clubs and supporters of Scottish Rowing. The
Association would like to deliver this publication direct to as many participants
as possible. We would also like to investigate the possibility of publishing an
electronic version on the SARA website.

Targets:

To publish and distribute four copies of Rowing Action per annum
To make this available on the Association website


6.5 NGB Liaison

The Association works closely with partners in the Amateur Rowing
Association, the Welsh Amateur Rowing Association, the international
Association FISA, SportScotland, United Kingdom Sports Council,
Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council



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amongst others. The importance of maintaining good links with these and
other partners are essential in being able to deliver this plan.

Targets:

To hold regular meetings with SportScotland
To hold regular meetings with the Amateur Rowing Association and the Welsh
Amateur Rowing Association
To hold regular meetings with North Lanarkshire Council


6.6 Marketing

The Association would like to explore the best ways of marketing its clubs,
activities and programmes to as wide a potential participation base as
possible.

Targets:

To develop an effective marketing strategy for rowing in Scotland
To identify and attract potential sponsors



7. Finance

Aims: To provide effective management of the Association's financial affairs.

Objectives: To effectively manage and maintain the financial requirements of
the Association. To communicate the Association's budgets and financial
position to departments heads, the executive committee and the annual
general meetings.

Programmes:

7.1 Finance Committee

The Association has formed a Finance Committee to manage the financial
implications of the Association's activities.

Targets:

To monitor and amend the financial structures and procedures of the
Association
To transfer financial administration from a volunteer to the part-time
administrator
To develop a Financial Procedures and Control Manual




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7.2 Activity Area Reporting

The Association's accounts will be altered to present figures under the activity
area headings outlined in this plan.

Targets:

To produce monthly management accounts
To produce annual accounts

7.3 Grant Applications

The Association plans to apply for grants from a variety of bodies to assist it in
achieving its aims and to assist athletes in their applications for personal
support.

7.4 Budget Control

Targets:

To produce budgets
To monitor accounts against budgets



8. Governance                                                  (Section 1 BRP)

Aims: To provide governance, where appropriate in all aspects of the sport
of rowing in Scotland.

Objectives: To ensure that appropriate governance is provided to allow the
association to operate efficiently and properly in delivering its aims and
objectives and those of its Forward Plan.

Programmes:

8.1 Association Meetings

The current Association Executive and sub committees will hold a number of
meetings during the year to progress the Forward Plan and to monitor its
progress to target.

Targets:

To hold two general meetings per annum
To hold regular executive meetings
To hold regular participation group meetings
To hold regular performance development meetings
To hold regular communication meetings
To hold regular finance meetings


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8.2 Association Structure

The present structure of the Association does not suit the current range of
activities and operation of rowing in Scotland. A process of modernisation is
required and this change will take up to two years. It is envisaged that the new
Forward Plan will operate within our existing structure and constitution in year
one and that appropriate changes will be made to governance and corporate
structure of the Association over a 24 month period.

Target:

To create a new constitutional structure

8.3 Corporate Governance

The Association will ensure appropriate corporate governance of all
Association activities in line with best practice. This will include human
resources.

Targets:

To establish a register of members interests
To monitor governance issues in the activities and operations of the
Association

8.4 Child protection

The association will continue to adhere to its child and vulnerable adults policy
and encourage member clubs to adopt their own policy in relation to club
activities. It will, through its child protection officer, continue to carry out
Scottish Criminal Record checks on all officials, coaches and staff working
with the Association and educate participants and members in best practice.

Target:

To ensure that clubs, members, officials and participants are aware of
responsibilities under the code

8.5 Water Safety

The Association will continue best practice in relation to water safety for the
sport of rowing. It will consult widely with interested parties including the
Amateur Rowing Association ,Welsh Amateur Rowing Association
and local clubs to ensure that the sport is practised in the safest way possible.

Target:

To meet twice yearly to review water safety issues


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8.6 Race Control Commission

The Association's race control commission will continue to manage and
control all aspects of competition in Scotland. This will specifically include:

8.6.1 Racing Licences
8.6.2 Rules of Racing
8.6.3 Umpires

Target:

To meet twice yearly to review race control issues



9. Staffing                                              (Section 10.1 BRP)

Aims: To use professional resources where practical to deliver aspects of the
Forward Plan that cannot be delivered by volunteers.

Objectives: To release volunteers from time consuming tasks that can be
more effectively carried out by professional staff. This should enable the
association to deliver key aspects of the Forward Plan.

Present Requirements:

High Performance Coach

The High Performance Coach will deliver all programmes within the High
Performance section of the Forward Plan.

Part Time High Performance Coaches

Within the High Performance Plan a number of part time coaches will be
employed by the Association to work with specific athletes.

Part Time Administrator

Will deal with the correspondence of the Association. In addition she will run
the Association's office and financial systems preparing management
accounts for the Finance committee. She will facilitate the coaching courses
run by the association and will be responsible for ensuring that all information
that the Association wishes to communicate with its members and participants
is distributed efficiently and effectively. She will also carry out work for the
High Performance Coach.




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Participation Manager

When appointed, the Participation Manager will be responsible for the delivery
of all aspects of the Forward Plan relating to participation.

Part Time Development Coaches

The Association employs two part time development coaches to work on
Schools development. They deliver a specific programme that has been
developed by the Association and the Amateur Rowing Association. They will
work under and report to the Participation Manager.

Event Directors

The Association will appoint event directors to organise and manage main
events under the events programme when appropriate.


Future Requirements:

Additional Part Time Development Coaches

We hope to employ two additional part time development coaches during the
current plan to work on schools development programmes.

Performance Development Coach

As the plan evolves, we may have a requirement for a performance
development coach to develop programmes and athletes who are aspiring to
high performance activity.

Part Time Chief Executive

The complexity of the Association's affairs and its management may require
the appointment of a chief executive during the currency of this plan.




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                                             Scottish Amateur Rowing Association
                                                        Forward Plan
                                                           Targets
                                                         2005 –2009

Targets                                                                                                     Measure

2. Participation – Widening Opportunities
2.1 Club Development Programme                                           (Section 4 BRP)
Carry out audit of members clubs                                                      AN                30 responses
Establish links between clubs and local authority partners                           YR2           4 local authorities
Establish links between clubs and educational partners                               YR2     4 education departments
Run a club coaching weekend at Loch Faskally                                          AN               60 Participants
Run additional coaching weekend                                                       AN               40 participants
Prepare structure for corporate rowing days                                        YR1/2
Establish new clubs in suitable areas                                              YR2/3                      2 clubs
Support Regional Club Developments                                              YR1/2/3/4

2.2 University Development Programme                                       (Section 4 BRP)
Record resource requirements of each university/college club within Scotland         YR1/2                  9 Reports
Establish links with further University and colleges who could support rowing          YR2     3 Universities/colleges
Provide an operational guide for new University Committees                             YR2               9 Distributed

2.3 Schools Development Programme                                      (Section 4.6 BRP)
Continue two existing projects                                                 YR1/2/3/4             Participation 100
Develop two further projects                                                     YR2/3/4             Participation 100

2.4 Volunteer recruitment of officials and support               (Section 5.6 & 8.1 BRP)
Recruit and retain more volunteers                                                    AN




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Establish a volunteers database                                                 YR1/2/3/4            Participants 100

2.5 Domestic Regattas
Review of the Regatta Calendar                                                     YR1/2     New competition structure
Provide an online regatta management system                                         YR 2
Running the Strathclyde Park Regatta                                                 AN                    Entries 600
Running the Indoor Rowing Championships                                              AN                    Entries 200
Running the Scottish Championships Regatta                                           AN                    Entries 450

2.6 Recreational Rowing                                                (Section 6.1 BRP)
Prepare feasibility study on recreational rowing in Scotland                       YR3/4                Prepare report

2.7 Coastal Rowing                                                     (Section 4.9 BRP)
Expand participation on the Celtic Watersports Festival                               AN               Participants 20
Develop coastal rowing with the inclusion of the Shetland “Yarl” community         YR2/3                 Participation

2.8 Adaptive Rowing                                                (Section 2.5 & 3.1 BRP)
Create a competition structure for adaptive rowing within Scotland                   YR3/4       Completed structure
Prepare guidelines for clubs considering adaptive rowing                             YR3/4      Distribution guidelines

2.9 Indoor Rowing                                                     (Section 6 &7.2 BRP)
Create a database of all sports clubs in Scotland with indoor rowing machines        YR1/2              100 contacts
Expand competition for indoor rowing events in Scotland                                YR3      Two new competitions
Prepare feasibility report on establishment of an indoor rowing centre                 YR1           Complete report




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3. Performance Development – Developing Potential
3.1 National Rowing Academy
To market the NRA facilities                                                          AN     Participation 500 members
To run courses and activities to support Association members                          AN     Participation 200 members

3.2 Coaching                                             (Section 3. British Rowing Plan)
To run at least two level one courses each year                                       AN                Participation 20
To run one level two course every second year                                      YR1/3                Participation 12
To support candidates for Assessor and Tutor training                              YR1/2                Participation 4
To run two coaching seminars                                                          AN          Participation 20 each
To run a coaching conference                                                          AN                Participation 20

3.3 HIR and the Commonwealth Regatta
Adopt selection policies for Senior athletes for Home International Regatta          AN                      Publication
Adopt selection policies for Junior athletes for Home International Regatta          AN                      Publication
Adopt selection policies for the Commonwealth Regatta                               YR2                      Publication
Run training weekends for junior athletes                                            AN           Participation 20 each
Run training weekends for senior athletes                                            AN           Participation 30 each

4. High Performance - Achieving Excellence
Performance Plan – see Appendix 1

5. Major Events                                                      (Section 5.1 BRP)
FISA Masters Regatta 2005                                                           YR1     Participation volunteers 200
British Championships 2006                                                          YR2          Participation 50 rowers
Home International Regatta 2006                                                     YR2      Participation volunteers 30
Commonwealth Regatta 2006                                                           YR2      Participation volunteers 75
World U23 Championships 2007                                                        YR3     Participation volunteers 100




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6. Communication                                                   (Section 1.5 BRP)
6.1 Club Liaison
To hold two general meetings.                                                    AN         Participation 60% clubs
To meet with clubs informally on a regular basis.                                AN    4 regional meetings per year
To keep clubs up to date with all association activities                         AN    Website updates and posting

6.2 Participation Database
To propose to AGM that we establish a participation database
through current records and the Association website                             YR1                 AGM resolution

6.3 Website
To redesign the structure of the website                                      YR1/2          Website visits 150,000
To ensure that it is maintained with up to date news                            AN
To ensure it is maintained with current association programmes                  AN

6.4 Rowing Action
To publish and distribute four copies of Rowing Action                           AN       Distribution 1400 copies
To make this available on the Association website.                              YR1     Website downloads access

6.5 NGB Liaison
To hold regular meetings with SportScotland                                      AN                   4 per annum
To hold regular meetings with the ARA and WARA                                   AN                   2 per annum
To hold regular meetings with NLC                                                AN                   4 per annum

6.6 Marketing
To prepare report on a marketing strategy for rowing in Scotland              YR3/4               Completed report
Identify and attract potential sponsors                                         AN                   1 per annum




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7. Finance
To monitor and amend the financial structures and procedures of the Association          AN        Finance Committee meetings
To transfer financial administration from a volunteer to the part-time administrator    YR1                 Completed transfer
To develop a Financial Procedures and Control Manual                                    YR2                  Completed manual
To produce monthly management accounts                                                   AN    12 monthly management accounts
To produce annual accounts                                                               AN                    Annual accounts
To produce budgets                                                                       AN                      Annual budget
To monitor accounts against budgets                                                      AN                  12 monthly reports

8. Governance                                                            (Section 1 BRP)
8.1 Association Meetings
To hold two general meetings.                                                            AN              Participation 60% clubs
To hold regular executive meetings                                                       AN                                    6
To hold regular participation group meetings                                             AN                                    6
To hold regular performance development meetings                                         AN                                    6
To hold regular communication meetings                                                   AN                                    4
To hold regular finance meetings                                                         AN                                    6

8.2 Association Structure
To create new constitutional structure                                                 YR1/2          New constitution accepted

8.3 Corporate Governance
To establish a register of members interests                                            YR1       Completed at annual meetings
To monitor governance issues in the activities and operations of the Association         AN

8.4 Child protection
To ensure clubs are aware of responsibilities under the code                            YR1                 Annual declaration
To ensure officials, members and participants are aware of responsibilities              AN            Two meetings per annum




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8.5 Water Safety
To ensure clubs are aware of responsibilities under the code                           YR1                       Annual declaration
Meet twice yearly to review water safety issues                                         AN                              2 meetings

8.6 Race Control Commission
Meet twice yearly to review race control issues                                         AN                                2 meetings

9 Other Targets

Registered licence holders                                                              AN                                     1000

New participation                                                                       AN                                     1000

Total participants                                                                     YR2                       To be established *

Total regular participants                                                             YR2                       To be established *

Annual increase in new licences                                                         AN                  20% pa applied to base

Annual increase in regular participation                                                AN                       To be established *


*The base information for these figures will only be available after the establishment of the new association databases




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                                           Scottish Amateur Rowing Association
                                                      Forward Plan
                                                         Targets
                                                       2005 –2006

Targets                                                                                                    Measure

2. Participation – Widening Opportunities
2.1 Club Development Programme                                         (Section 4 BRP)
Carry out audit of members clubs                                                    AN                30 responses
Run a club coaching weekend at Loch Faskally                                        AN               60 Participants
Run additional coaching weekend                                                     AN               40 participants
Prepare structure for corporate rowing days                                      YR1/2
Support Regional Club Developments                                            YR1/2/3/4

2.2 University Development Programme                                     (Section 4 BRP)
Record resource requirements of each university/college club within Scotland       YR1/2                  9 Reports

2.3 Schools Development Programme                                    (Section 4.6 BRP)
Continue two existing projects                                               YR1/2/3/4             Participation 100

2.4 Volunteer recruitment of officials and support             (Section 5.6 & 8.1 BRP)
Recruit and retain more volunteers                                                  AN
Establish a volunteers database                                              YR1/2/3/4             Participants 100

2.5 Domestic Regattas
Review of the Regatta Calendar                                                   YR1/2     New competition structure
Running the Strathclyde Park Regatta                                               AN                   Entries 600
Running the Indoor Rowing Championships                                            AN                   Entries 200




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Running the Scottish Championships Regatta                                             AN                   Entries 450

2.7 Coastal Rowing                                                      (Section 4.9 BRP)
Expand participation on the Celtic Watersports Festival                                AN               Participants 20

2.9 Indoor Rowing                                                     (Section 6 &7.2 BRP)
Create a database of all sports clubs in Scotland with indoor rowing machines        YR1/2               100 contacts
Prepare feasibility report on establishment of an indoor rowing centre                 YR1             Complete report

3. Performance Development – Developing Potential
3.1 National Rowing Academy
To market the NRA facilities                                                           AN    Participation 500 members
To run courses and activities to support Association members                           AN    Participation 200 members

3.2 Coaching                                              (Section 3. British Rowing Plan)
To run at least two level one courses each year                                        AN               Participation 20
To run one level two course every second year                                       YR1/3               Participation 12
To support candidates for Assessor and Tutor training                               YR1/2               Participation 4
To run two coaching seminars                                                           AN         Participation 20 each
To run a coaching conference                                                           AN               Participation 20

3.3 HIR and the Commonwealth Regatta
Adopt selection policies for Senior athletes for Home International Regatta            AN                    Publication
Adopt selection policies for Junior athletes for Home International Regatta            AN                    Publication
Run training weekends for junior athletes                                              AN         Participation 20 each
Run training weekends for senior athletes                                              AN         Participation 30 each

4. High Performance - Achieving Excellence
Performance Plan – see Appendix 1




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5. Major Events                                                  (Section 5.1 BRP)
FISA Masters Regatta 2005                                                       YR1     Participation volunteers 200

6. Communication                                                   (Section 1.5 BRP)
6.1 Club Liaison
To hold two general meetings.                                                    AN         Participation 60% clubs
To meet with clubs informally on a regular basis.                                AN    4 regional meetings per year
To keep clubs up to date with all association activities                         AN    Website updates and posting

6.2 Participation Database
To propose to AGM that we establish a participation database
through current records and the Association website                             YR1                 AGM resolution

6.3 Website
To redesign the structure of the website                                      YR1/2          Website visits 150,000
To ensure that it is maintained with up to date news                            AN
To ensure it is maintained with current association programmes                  AN

6.4 Rowing Action
To publish and distribute four copies of Rowing Action                           AN       Distribution 1400 copies
To make this available on the Association website.                              YR1     Website downloads access

6.5 NGB Liaison
To hold regular meetings with SportScotland                                      AN                    4 per annum
To hold regular meetings with the ARA and WARA                                   AN                    2 per annum
To hold regular meetings with NLC                                                AN                    4 per annum




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6.6 Marketing
Identify and attract potential sponsors                                                  AN                        1 per annum

7. Finance
To monitor and amend the financial structures and procedures of the Association          AN        Finance Committee meetings
To transfer financial administration from a volunteer to the part-time administrator    YR1                 Completed transfer
To produce monthly management accounts                                                   AN    12 monthly management accounts
To produce annual accounts                                                               AN                    Annual accounts
To produce budgets                                                                       AN                      Annual budget
To monitor accounts against budgets                                                      AN                  12 monthly reports

8. Governance                                                            (Section 1 BRP)
8.1 Association Meetings
To hold two general meetings.                                                            AN              Participation 60% clubs
To hold regular executive meetings                                                       AN                                    6
To hold regular participation group meetings                                             AN                                    6
To hold regular performance development meetings                                         AN                                    6
To hold regular communication meetings                                                   AN                                    4
To hold regular finance meetings                                                         AN                                    6

8.2 Association Structure
To create new constitutional structure                                                 YR1/2          New constitution accepted

8.3 Corporate Governance
To establish a register of members interests                                            YR1       Completed at annual meetings
To monitor governance issues in the activities and operations of the Association         AN

8.4 Child protection
To ensure clubs are aware of responsibilities under the code                            YR1                  Annual declaration




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To ensure officials, members and participants are aware of responsibilities             AN                Two meetings per annum

8.5 Water Safety
To ensure clubs are aware of responsibilities under the code                           YR1                       Annual declaration
Meet twice yearly to review water safety issues                                         AN                              2 meetings

8.6 Race Control Commission
Meet twice yearly to review race control issues                                         AN                                2 meetings

9 Other Targets

Registered licence holders                                                              AN                                     1000

New participation                                                                       AN                                     1000

Annual increase in new licences                                                         AN                  20% pa applied to base

Annual increase in regular participation                                                AN                      To be established *


*The base information for these figures will only be available after the establishment of the new association databases




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