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Rowing ace holds coaching workshop at King's Ely

Team GB Rowing coach, Robin Williams MBE, visited the school to share advice and skills with some of the region's top rowing coaches

Posted by Julian Owen | March 09, 2018 | Sports & Leisure

Some of the Eastern Region’s top rowing coaches have been given advice by Team GB Rowing coach, Robin Williams MBE.

The day-long workshop at King’s Ely’s Old Palace saw Robin inspiring nine rowing coaches, including King’s Ely's Mark Beer and Jerry Dale.

Robin is one of the country's most successful and talented coaches at all levels, from club coaching to the Olympics and World Championships. As a competitor, he won Silver and Bronze medals at the 1988 and 1989 World Rowing Championships, and he has also won three Henley Royal Regatta medals.

His experience spans several decades as a coach, most notably 10 years with Cambridge University - winning seven Boat Races - and 12 years with Team GB Rowing, winning a gold medal with the lightweight men's coxless four in 2007.

From 2010 to 2016, Robin coached the women's coxless pair of Heather Stanning and Helen Glover to Olympic gold medals in London 2012 and Rio 2016, as well as European and World Championships.

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