Olympic Champion Rowley Douglas MBE will be at the Pier House, Tuesday January 24th, 7.30pm, with an inspirational talk about the experience of winning a gold medal and his training for the 2012 Olympics.
In this historic Olympic year we are delighted to welcome Rowley Douglas, who won a Gold medal in the Sydney 2000 Games as the coxswain of the victorious British Men’s Rowing Eight. He played a key role in bringing the crew together during training and racing - with the Cox having to work between coach and crew to achieve training goals, execute race strategy and motivate the athletes to push to their limits.
So the evening promises to be informative, motivating, and a fascinating insight into what it takes to train for Olympics and win the ultimate prize.
In July 2010 Rowley asked to trial for the coxing position in the British Rowing Team, a process that is currently ongoing.
Rowley’s goal is to gain selection in the British Men’s Rowing Eight and start the road towards the London Olympics , where he is aiming to take the top prize of an Olympic Gold Medal once more.
The path to Gold will be somewhat different this time as Rowley is now 34 years old, married, and has two boys, Max (4) and Marlow (18 months). Competition will be fierce just to attain the seat in the crew, as Rowley will have to prove himself over three other skilled and successful coxes.
And as if Rowley did not have enough challenges in his life, he is also taking part in the Gold Challenge a unique new charity challenge with the simple goal: to complete every Olympic sport before the end of 2012.
This epic endeavour involves 30 different sports. We wish him the best of luck and invite you to support him on Rowley's NSPCC fundraising page