I would like to apply for the role of Junior boys captain as I feel I have the required skills, experience and enthusiasm for the position.
I want to have the opportunity to learn more about the club, develop further my leadership skills and to take on a role of responsibility within the club. I feel this role will give me the opportunity to work with both the junior boys section and the junior girl, assisting the coaches to help the squads to achieve goals both as individuals and as a team. I feel it is important to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome, informed and happy.
I am very proud to be a member of Christchurch Rowing Club, and I have made a great set of friends within both the girls and boys junior squads, as well as developing good relationships with coaches, other rowers, and families.
I have a huge amount of respect for the coaches, their support, encouragement and the time they give to us.
I would like to do everything I can to help them, my fellow rowers and the club.
I feel this role will give me the opportunity to challenge myself personally too.
As soon as I was old enough I began to cox for both junior and the adult squads. This is where I learnt how effective good communication and working as a team was, as well as developing my knowledge of the river and boat safety. I saw how much time and dedication was needed to be a successful rower and the support that was needed from their families too.
Since becoming a rower I have become more aware of the competitive side and the importance of supporting everyone, working together at events and regattas.
Developing strong relationships on and off the water with the squad has been such a positive experience for me, and has certainly made us a more cohesive and successful squad.
I hope to bring many key skills to the role aiming to communicate effectively with everyone, to listen, and to be a positive role model and team player. I have held an organisational role at school which involved junior house sports and I hope to continue to learn from others, taking time to observe, listen and ask questions.
I will support, welcome and involve all juniors and make them feel valued.
This past year has been a great experience for me personally, learning from both my successes as well as my mistakes.
I will continue to develop strong relationships with coaches, and work closely with the junior girls captain too.
I am keen to support and promote both the rowing and social events, and attend meetings as required.