Row UK Ben Cox
Benjamin Cox founded RowUK to bring rowing to young people in schools who have never rowed before. Working in partnership with the University of Leeds, Ben dreams of showing young people a pathway towards a life where sport and education allow them to fulfil their goals and build a strong future. His vision and method is clear and he explains it fully in our chat.
02:00 Background in Rowing
04:00 Expectations in sport in British public schools. Failure was demystified, kids seek out challenge
07:00 The model of junior rowing pathway included university.
11:11 School starts with indoor rowing machines – the “Metre Meter” record of distances
19:00 What could state school sport achieve for society?
22:00 The Impact of Rowing on Wellbeing – academic study
25:00 Using the rowing club building intensively
32:00 Overcoming the perception that rowing is ‘posh’
37:00 British Rowing Foundation – leadership of Andy Parkinson has done a great thing – transformation of the BR organisation.