Lawrence Farquarson - London Youth Rowing
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Girl on the River
Lawrence Farquarson - London Youth Rowing
Dec 08, 2021 Season 3 Episode 4
Patricia Carswell

S3 Ep.4  If you heard my interview with Andy Triggs Hodge last year you may remember him talking about the brilliant charity, London Youth Rowing, which does fantastic work changing young people's lives through rowing. I was keen to get one of their coaches on the podcast to talk in a bit more detail about their work. So step forward Lawrence Farquarson.
Lawrence has been a coach at LYR since 2012. In this interview we talk about:

  • How Lawrence got involved in LYR
  • NJIRC (National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships) and why they're so great
  • What LYR does
  • A day in the life
  • Why avoiding rowing jargon is helpful
  • Why the young people in the LYR programmes aren't expected to row on water unless they want to
  • The biggest misconceptions about rowing
  • The perceptions about rowing among working class kids
  • Expansion of LYR into Yorkshire
  • The difference that rowing makes to young people
  • The importance of promoting exercise because of how it makes you feel, not how it makes you look
  • Whether there's a difference of approach between male and female rowers
  • How you can support London Youth Rowing
  • Race the Thames 2022

You can find more about London Youth Rowing here
The email for enquiries that Lawrence mentioned is
If you'd like to get involved in Race the Thames (and I strongly recommend it), the link is here
Find out more about NJIRC here